How to Apply for the PMP®

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Your journey to becoming certified begins with the application.

It takes just three steps to complete the application. The central task is to detail your experience and training to show you’ve got what it takes to become Project Management Professional (PMP)® certified.

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Three Steps to Apply for the PMP Exam

PMP step number 1

Confirm You’re Eligible

It starts with your educational experience and on-the-job experience in conjunction with additional project management training. Below are the criteria if you have a Four Year degree, Secondary education diploma or equivalent.

Four Year Degree

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36 months

36 months of experience leading projects within the past eight years

Secondary Education Diploma
or equivalent

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60 months

60 months of experience leading projects within the past eight years

35 hours of project management training

35 Hours of Project Management Training


  • On-Demand Courses
  • Authorized Training Partner

PMP step number 2

Gather Your Info

Document your experience related to past projects and training.

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Projects You’ve Led

  • Where you’ve worked
  • Your role and responsibilities
  • Duration of projects

Training You’ve Completed

  • Institutions attended
  • Courses completed
  • Qualifying hours
PMP step number 3

Complete and Submit your Application

You’ll need a PMI account to kick the process off. You can set up your account by registering or when applying.

Helpful Tips

  • Have all the info you’ve gathered from Step Two handy so you can sail through the application.
  • Need a break? Don’t worry. You can save the application as you go.

Ready to go?

If you’re not a PMI Registered User, you’ll be prompted to set up an account before moving on to the application.

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What’s Next?

Application Accepted

Once your eligibility is verified, you’ll be able to pay your Exam Fee!

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Member: $405.00

Non-Member: $555.00

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Candidates can be selected at random for an eligibility audit.

If chosen for audit, it will be necessary to provide the following to confirm your eligibility:

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  • Copy of Degree
  • Verification of Experience signed by supervisor
  • Certificate or Proof of 35 hours of project management training

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Schedule Your Exam

After the exam fee is paid, you can schedule your exam:

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