Project Management Institute

Project Management Professional (PMP)®

The PMP® Certification Exam Has Changed

The new version of the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam launched on 2 January 2021. Find out what changed and how to prepare for the updated version.

The PMP® certification exam can be completed in your home or office. Learn more about the online proctored exam.

Online Proctored Testing

What is the PMP?

Career opportunity knocks as the need for project talent continues to grow. Research indicates that employers will need to fill nearly 2.2 million new project-oriented roles each year through 2027. This means skilled project managers will be in high demand.

Wherever you are in your career, the globally-recognized Project Management Professional (PMP) certification tells employers, peers, and the world you know what you’re doing in project management.

Even if “project manager” isn’t part of your title, the PMP applies to anyone who helps bring a project to completion. Just like a CPA validates expertise for accountants, the PMP recognizes your ability to manage projects—and the hard work you’ve done so far.

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    Covid Update

    PMI is committed to the safety and well-being of our global community. Resulting from COVID-19, there have been significant changes to certification testing that may impact you. Please refer to our COVID-19 page for the most up to date information and guidance.

    Why the PMP

    The PMP delivers value far into your career. CIO magazine ranked the PMP as the top project management certification because it proves you have the specific skills and experience employers seek. Certified PMPs report earning up to 25% more than non-certified project management professionals.

    Why you should get YOUR PMP

    2021 PMP Exam Content Outlines

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    How to Get Your PMP

    Earning your PMP Certification is a commitment, and that's why it is valuable. Do you have real-world project management experience that's led to success? Great—you’ve finished the hardest part. Before you apply, make sure you meet of the following sets of PMP Certification requirements:

    • A four-year degree
    • 36 months leading projects
    • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certification

    — OR —

    • A high school diploma or an associate’s degree (or global equivalent)
    • 60 months leading projects
    • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certification

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    25% Higher

    The median salary for PMP holders in the U.S. is 25% higher than those without PMP certification, according to PMI’s most recent Project Management Salary Survey.

    See how it all could add up for you.


    There are more than 1,000,000 PMP certification holders worldwide. They’ve earned universally recognized knowledge.

    Action Items for Getting Your PMP

    Follow the steps below to get on your way to your PMP Certification:

    Step One: Apply

    Step One: Apply to Take Your Exam

    Validate your project management experience and education

    Exam Fee

    Member: US$405.00
    Non-member: US$555.00

    Step Two: Take the Exam

    Step Two: Take your PMP Exam

    What to expect on the big day and how to prepare to pass

    Step Three: Maintain Your Certification

    Step Three: Maintain Your Certification

    Engage in continuous professional development in order to remain certified

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