How to Apply for the PMP
Your journey to becoming certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP)® begins with the application.
Don’t be daunted: 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 a PMP.
Read on for an overview of the application process—and words of encouragement from project professionals like yourself who found the certification process worth the effort.
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Training You’ve Completed
- Institutions attended
- Courses completed
- Qualifying hours
Step Three: Dive into the App
You’ll need a pmi.org account to kick the process off.
- Have all the info you’ve gathered from Step 2 handy so you can sail through the application.
- Need a break? Don’t worry: You can save the application as you go.
- Your application will be reviewed and then you’ll need to pay an exam fee if you’re qualified to move forward.
- Member Price: US$405
- Non-Member Price: US$555
PMP Exam Content Outline
When I applied for the PMP I had met the requirements by far. My preparation was simple: I studied the PMBOK and also enrolled in an online prep course. It was a simple switch to a more standardized way of understanding and conducting projects.
Diogo Magalhaes, PMP, MBA
Identifying and having support for prerequisites that spanned multiple years was the most challenging part of the application. Availing of a boot camp just prior to the exam was a must, as practical application didn't conform exactly to PMBOK terminology or structure. Not having an eidetic memory, structured learning was a must.
George Hoff, PMP