Project Management Institute

PMP Exam Preparation

Supercharge Your Skills and Work Smarter - Earn the New PMP Certification

You’re constantly evolving – uncovering new opportunities, driving the change you want to see and improving your performance. So is Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification. The PMP remains the leading project management certification around the world and across industries. Now it can also unlock your competitive edge and prove you work smarter.


Take the PMP® certification exam at home or in your office, when it fits your schedule. Learn more about the online proctored exam.  
Find how to prepare for the current exam. 

Online Proctored Testing

Making the PMP Exam

Learn how the PMP exam has evolved to meet the changing needs of the profession. Hear directly from subject matter experts from around the world who were involved in creating the exam content as they describe their experience in the process and the ways the PMP can supercharge careers.

What It Takes to Pass the PMP

You’ve made the investment to earn the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification. Now it’s time to make the commitment to prepare for the exam. Carving out time and securing the proper materials to study requires discipline and focus. As a project professional, you’ve got what it takes.

Take the Exam

To earn your PMP® certification, you need to meet the experience and education requirements, and pass the PMP examination, a 180-question, multiple-choice exam.

Regardless of how advanced your project management experience or education might be, you should still prepare vigorously for the exam. Successful PMP candidates typically use multiple study aids, including courses, self-study and study groups.

On average, successful PMP candidates will spend 35 hours or more to prepare, so make sure you leave yourself plenty of preparation time before you take the exam.

Resources and Tips to Prepare for the Updated Exam

PMP Exam Content Outline

  • Download

One Year

Window of Opportunity

You have a year from the date your PMP application is approved to take the exam. You can take it up to three times during this eligibility period. 



Other PMP Certification Resources

Practice Makes Perfect

A PMP explains what it takes to prepare.

PMP Exam: Be Determined

Aisleigh McGann, PMP, says that anyone studying for the exam must carve out time—and "practice, practice, practice."