Program Management Professional (PgMP)®

Advance Your Organization’s Strategic Goals

The Program Management Professional (PgMP)® certification is a visible sign of your advanced project management experience and gives you a distinct advantage.

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What is PgMP Certification?

As a program manager, you demonstrate leadership through managing multiple, related projects in a coordinated way—achieving benefits that could not occur if the projects were handled separately. PgMP® certification verifies this advanced level of expertise and shows that you have the real-world experience to navigate complexity and align to strategic objectives.

In fact, the 2022 PMI Pulse of the Profession® report shows that with program management, 71% of an organization’s projects overall successfully meet business goals. Demonstrate that you are ready to lead your organization to success with PgMP certification.

The PgMP Exam is currently offered exclusively in the English and Chinese languages.

42% higher

Program Managers with the PgMP certification can earn as much as 42% more than non-PgMP program professionals.
source: ProThoughts


PMI Certification holders worldwide including PMP, CAPM, PgMP, and more.

How to Get Your PgMP Certification


The PgMP has two assessments: a written panel review and a multiple choice exam.

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Upon successfully completing the Panel Review Assessment, you'll be ready to schedule your exam.

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Why is the PgMP Exam Different?

After your application is approved and payment is received, a panel of volunteer PgMP-certified program managers will assess your professional experience based on your responses to the Program Management Experience Summaries on the PgMP application.

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Why Earn the PgMP Now?

If you have the proven ability to manage multiple, related projects and navigate complex activities that span functions, organizations, regions or cultures and to align results with organizational goals, then you’re a potential PgMP. Here’s why it’s worth it:

  • Advance your career: 58% of PgMP holders surveyed report they have a more advanced position than when they first earned the certification.
  • Increase your earnings: 23% of surveyed PgMP holders globally reported a salary increase after being certified.
  • Elevate your professional profile: Nearly half of surveyed PgMP holders reported an increase in responsibility and larger programs to manage since obtaining certification.

75% percent more successful projects

Three-quarters of organizations report greater success with program management maturity.

source: Pulse of the Profession

Am I Eligible for the PgMP Exam?

Do you have real-world program management experience that's led to success? Great—you’ve finished the hardest part. Before you apply, make sure you meet one of the following sets of PgMP Certification requirements:

  • Four-year College/University Degree
  • 48 months of project management experience or PMP
  • 48 months of program management experience within the last 15 years

— or —

  • High school diploma or Associate’s Degree
  • 48 months of project management experience or PMP
  • 84 months of program management experience within the last 15 years

How Much Does PgMP Certification Cost?

There is an exam fee required to earn the PgMP.

Member: $800.00      Non-Member: $1,000.00

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PgMP Exam Content Outline

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


Program Management Professional (PgMP)® Handbook

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