PMI Construction Professional (PMI-CP)

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What is PMI-CP Certification?

The PMI Construction Professional (PMI-CP) is the only internationally recognized certification that offers an in-depth curriculum focused on the construction industry.

This advanced certification empowers working professionals — like you — to elevate your career. It prepares construction project managers to lead, plan and manage contracts. It also equips you to navigate challenges and stay relevant in an ever-evolving field.

The journey to your PMI-CP certification involves:

  • Completing four foundational eLearning courses in any order.
  • Passing the PMI-CP capstone exam.

Eligibility Notice

Certification Eligibility requires completion of learning module prerequisites prior to applying.

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How to Get Your PMI-CP Certification


The PMI-CP certification can help take your career to the next level. Map out a plan to get your certification.

Map Your Journey


Studying for the PMI-CP certification can significantly increase your chances of passing. Explore the wide range of resources we have to help you prep for the exam.

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With eligibility confirmed and the exam fee paid, you’ll be ready to schedule and take the exam.

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Why Earn the PMI-CP Certification?

  • Elevate Your Leadership: PMI-CP certification sharpens your communication, active listening and commitment-based management skills — all of which empower you to elevate your leadership.
  • Empower Innovation and Sustainability: PMI-CP certification instills the necessary skills to adapt to current industry dynamics and sustainability demands.
  • Stay Current in Your Industry: PMI-CP certification gives you what you need to stay up to date with current technologies, materials and communication.
  • Future-Proof Your Career: PMI-CP certification allows you to cultivate “future-proof” skills that help you excel in a dynamic construction landscape.


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How to Earn PMI-CP Certification

Earning the PMI-CP certification is a rewarding step in your construction management career. Getting to the finish line involves hitting a few milestones, first. But it’s worth it.

Step Number 1

Complete Four Course Modules

Start your journey by completing all 4 foundational course modules in any order. Designed to meet your schedule, these courses are self-paced.

Each self-paced module is a 6–10-hour commitment. They’re also an opportunity to earn professional development units (PDUs) that you can apply to certification renewals.


Complete 4 eLearning Courses

Construction Project Communications

eLearning course with assessment and badge

PDUs: 6   Price: $199.00

Understand the principles of effective communication, including how to overcome cultural communication differences.

Construction Interface Management

eLearning course only

PDUs: 3   Price: $99.00

Master the essential skill of managing communications, relationships, and deliverables.

Construction Scope and Change Order Management

eLearning course only

PDUs: 3   Price: $99.00

Learn to take control of scope creep and effectively manage change orders in large projects.

Construction Contract and Risk Management

eLearning course only

PDUs: 5   Price: $99.00

Learn how to prioritize project risks so high impact risks can be managed effectively.

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In addition, all construction courses are available through Authorized Training Partners for instructor-led training.

PMP step number 2

Make Sure You Have Relevant Work Experience 

You need 3 years of on-the-job experience (within the last 10 years) in construction projects or built environment projects to qualify for the PMI-CP certification exam, so make sure you have the required work experience before you apply.

Step Number 3

Apply to Take the Certification Exam

Once you meet the prerequisites, you can apply for your PMI-CP certification exam. After you confirm eligibility, the next step is scheduling your exam.

Note: You can take your exam at a testing center or as an online, proctored exam.

Step Number 4

Prepare for and Take the Certification Exam 

The PMI-CP certification exam is the capstone of your certification journey. It evaluates and verifies your knowledge, skill and experience as a construction project professional.

Here’s an at-a-glance view of the exam’s key details:

  • The exam includes 120 questions
  • The total duration of the exam is 230 minutes
  • The exam covers four primary domains: contracts management, stakeholder engagement, strategy and scope management, and project governance
Step Number 5

Maintain Your Certification 

To maintain your certification, you need to earn 30 PDUs every 3 years. The courses associated with the PMI-CP certification are worth 3–6 PDUs each. And they never expire, so you can use them to renew your certification. Visit our online Continuing Certification Renewal System (CCRS) to report PDUs and view your certification records.

Embrace the journey and enhance your career. Become a certified construction professional with the PMI-CP certification!

Step Number 6

Build Your Skills With Advanced Courses to become a PMI Senior Construction Professional (PMI-SCP)

Level up, build your expertise and demonstrate your advanced knowledge in construction project management by earning the PMI-SCP. After first gaining the PMI-CP, you’ll need to take three more skill-sharpening courses—self-paced to fit your schedule. Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate of completion.

These advanced courses are designed for higher-level skill development for senior-level professionals. Each self-paced module is a 6-10 hour commitment. PDUs earned from these courses can be applied to certification renewals.

The PMI Construction Professional (PMI-CP) certification and PMI-CP capstone exam do not require completion of these courses—but if you have what it takes, you can move up to the next level and earn the PMI-SCP.


Construction Performance and Materials Management

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PDUs: 6   Price: $199.00

Drive metrics-oriented processes to increase transparency, reduce waste and proactively address global supply chain challenges.

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Construction Technology and Innovation

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PDUs: 6   Price: $199.00

Understand how to implement technology and innovation across various teams and organizational cultures.

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Construction Execution Planning

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PDUs: 3   Price: $99.00

Discover new planning and execution approaches to improve project outcomes.

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Digital Construction Practitioner (DCP)

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PDUs: 12

Member Price: $199.00

Non-Member Price: $249.00

The Digital Construction Practitioner (DCP) course demonstrates the capabilities of Oracle’s Smart Construction Platform in enabling industry best practices.

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How Much Does PMI-CP Certification Cost?

Four course modules are required for eligibility to take the exam.

There is also an exam fee required to earn the PMI-CP certification.

Exam Fee: $499.00

PMI-CP Exam Content Outline

  • Learn details about the exam, including what to expect, what’s included, and how it is structured.

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