Project Management Professional (PMP)®

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Demonstrate your ability to lead projects in any industry with this globally recognized certification.

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What is PMP Certification?

The PMP acknowledges candidates skilled at managing the people, processes, and business priorities of professional projects. PMI, the world’s leading authority on project management, created the PMP to recognize project managers who have proven they have project leadership experience and expertise in any way of working.


To obtain PMP certification, a project manager must meet certain requirements and then pass a 180-question exam. The PMP exam was created by project leaders for project leaders, so each test question can be related to real-life project management experiences.


The PMP Exam is available in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified + Traditional), English, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish (Poland), Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish (Mexico + Spain), and Turkish.


PMP certification validates that you are highly skilled in:

  • Motivating people and teams through all phases of a successful project.
  • Using predictive, agile and hybrid approaches to determine which way of working is best for each project.
  • Highlighting the success of a project and its impact on overall strategic organizational goals.

sixteen percent higher

Median salary for PMP holders globally (and 32% higher in the USA) than those without certification. Source: Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey - Twelfth Edition.

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PMP certification holders worldwide.

How to Get Your PMP Certification

Prepare

Studying for the PMP certification can significantly increase your chances of passing. We have a wide range of resources to help you test prep.

Prepare for the Exam

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Find out if you qualify to take the PMP certification exam. If you’re eligible, you can schedule your exam on a timeline that works for you.

How to Apply

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With eligibility confirmed and the exam fee paid, you’ll be ready to schedule and take the exam.

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Why Earn the PMP now?

The PMP is ranked as the top project management certification in North America by CIO Magazine because it demonstrates that you have the specific skills employers seek, a dedication to excellence, and the capacity to perform at the highest levels.

In fact, research indicates that employers will need to fill nearly 2.3 million new project-oriented roles each year through 2030.

With demand for project managers at an all-time high, there has never been a better time to earn your PMP certification.

Learn the PMP Value

90M

Project management employees currently in project-based industries across the world.

25M

New project management professionals needed to meet global talent demands by 2030.

12M

New employees driven by expansion, and a growth of 13 million by retirements.

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Am I Eligible for the PMP Exam?

Earning your PMP certification is a commitment. That's part of what makes it valuable. If you have real-world project management experience, you’ve finished the hardest part. Before you apply, make sure you meet one of the following sets of PMP Certification requirements:

  • 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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Not Eligible?

You may qualify to apply for the CAPM certification.

How Much Does PMP Certification Cost?

There is an exam fee required to earn the PMP.

Member: $405.00      Non-Member: $575.00

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PMP Exam Content Outline

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

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Certification Handbook

  • Understand requirements, the application process, and certification timeline.

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