How to Apply for the PMP®

Your Certification Journey Starts with Your Application

Learn how to complete your application in just 3 steps. Show that you’ve got what it takes to get your Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification.

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3 Steps to Apply for the PMP Exam

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Confirm You’re Eligible

The first step is confirming that you have the education, training, and on-the-job experience to qualify for the PMP exam. So, before you apply for the exam, make sure you meet one of the following sets of criteria:

Four-Year College / University Degree

  • 36 months of experience leading projects within the past eight years
  • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® certification

— or —

High School or Secondary School Diploma

  • 60 months of experience leading projects within the past eight years
  • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® certification

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Gather Your Info

Document your experience related to past projects and training. Below are some examples to help guide you through your documentation process:

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
     
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Complete and Submit Your PMP Application

Kick things off and set up your PMI account by registering right now or when you apply.

Tips for a Smooth Application Process:

  • Learn about prep tools and tips to help make your journey to PMP certification smooth.
  • Have your project management experience and training info (Step Two) ready to go.
  • Take your time. The application is save-as-you-go, so you can take a break if needed.
  • Remember to register a PMI.org user account before moving forward with your application.


Ready to Get Started?

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What's Next?

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Your Application is Accepted, Congratulations!

Once you verify your acceptance, you’ll be ready to pay your exam fee:

Member: $405.00

Non-Member: $575.00

Become a Member

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What To Do in the Event of an Eligibility Audit

If randomly chosen for an audit, you must provide the following to confirm your eligibility:

  • 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 you pay, you can schedule your exam. Below are some helpful details about exam scheduling:

  • You can take your exam at a Pearson Vue Testing Center (recommended) or securely online*
  • You may attempt the exam up to three times in one year if you don’t pass

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