Project Management Institute

Certification Types

Find the certification that fits you best.

View the various descriptions to decide which certification best meets your experience and needs. No certification is a pre-requisite for another.

PMP

Project Management Professional (PMP)®

The PMP is the gold standard of project management certification. Recognized and demanded by organizations worldwide, the PMP validates your competence to perform in the role of a project manager, leading and directing projects and teams.

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The PMP Exam is Available Online!

You can now take the PMP Certification Exam online from your home or office, 24/7.

PREREQUISITES
  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 60 months of project management experience
  • 35 hours of project management education OR CAPM certification

— OR —

  • Four-year degree
  • 36 months of project management experience within the last 8 years
  • 35 hours of project management education OR CAPM certification
PgMP

Program Management Professional (PgMP)®

Designed for those who manage multiple, complex projects to achieve strategic and organizational results.

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PREREQUISITES
  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 48 months of project management experience OR PMP
  • 84 months of program management experience within  the last 15 years

— OR —

  • Four-year degree
  • 48 months of project management experience OR PMP
  • 48 months of program management experience within the last 15 years
PfMP

Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)®

Our portfolio management certification recognizes the advanced experience and skill of portfolio managers. The PfMP demonstrates your proven ability in the coordinated management of one or more portfolios to achieve organizational objectives.

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PREREQUISITES
  • All applicants must possess a minimum of 96 months of professional business experience within the last 15 years AND
  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 84 months of portfolio management experience

— OR —

  • All applicants must possess a minimum of 96 months of professional business experience within the last 15 years AND
  • Four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 48 months of portfolio management experience
     
CAPM

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®

The CAPM demonstrates your understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management.

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The CAPM Exam is available online!

You can now take the CAPM Certification Exam online from your home or office, 24/7.

PREREQUISITES
  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 23 hours of project management education completed by the time you sit for the exam.
  • Our Project Management Basics online course fulfills this educational prerequisite.
PMI-PBA

PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)®

The PMI-PBA highlights your expertise in business analysis. It spotlights your ability to work effectively with stakeholders to define their business requirements, shape the output of projects and drive successful business outcomes.

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The PMI-PBA Exam is available online!

You can now take the PMI-PBA Certification Exam online from your home or office, 24/7.

PREREQUISITES
  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree)
  • 60 months of business analysis experience
  • 35 contact hours of education in business analysis

— OR —

  • Bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent
  • 36 months of business analysis experience
  • 35 contact hours of education in business analysis
Disciplined Agile

Certification Program

True business agility comes from freedom, not frameworks. And Disciplined Agile can help you learn about your options and guide you to the best way of working for your team or organization to achieve business agility. Train and become certified in Disciplined Agile – whether you’re just getting started or want to share your expertise by guiding other teams and organizations – there’s a certification that is sure to be your best next step.

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Disciplined Agile Exams are available online!

You can now take Disciplined Agile Certification Exams online from your home or office, 24/7.

CHOOSE THE CERTIFICATION THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU
  • Certified Disciplined Agilist (CDA)
  • Certified Disciplined Agile Practitioner (CDAP)
  • Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master (DALSM)
  • Certified Disciplined Agile Coach (CDAC)
PMI-ACP

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

Created for those who believe in and apply agile principles and practices on projects. It requires a combination of training, experience and an exam. It also bridges agile approaches such as SCRUM, XP, LEAN and Kanban.

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The PMI-ACP Exam is available online!

You can now take the PMI-ACP Certification Exam online from your home or office, 24/7.

PREREQUISITES
  • Secondary degree and 21 contact hours of training in agile practices
  • 16 months of general project experience within the last 5 years. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP and
  • 12 months of agile project experience within the last 3 years

— OR —

  • Four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 12 months of general project experience within the last 5 years. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP and
  • 8 months agile project experience within the last 3 years
PMI-RP

PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®

The PMI-RMP certification recognizes demonstrated knowledge and expertise in the specialized area of assessing and identifying project risks along with plans to mitigate threats and capitalize on opportunities.

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PREREQUISITES
  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or the global equivalent)
  • 36 months of project risk management experience within the last 5 years
  • 40 hours of project risk management education

— OR —

  • Four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 24 months of project risk management experience within the last 5 years
  • 30 hours of project risk management education
PMI-SP

PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®

The PMI-SP certification recognizes demonstrated knowledge and advanced experience in the specialized area of developing and maintaining project schedules.

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PREREQUISITES
  • Secondary degree
  • 40 months of project scheduling experience within the last 5 years
  • 40 hours project scheduling education

— OR —

  • Four-year degree
  • 28 months of project scheduling experience within the last 5 years
  • 30 hours project scheduling education

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