The information you include within the application allows us to determine if you have the necessary experience and education to qualify for the PMP certification. Consider these guidelines and tips to help set yourself up for success when completing the application.
Validate you performed the role of project manager
Demonstrate that you have:
Led and directed cross-functional teams to deliver a project within the constraints of schedule, budget, and scope
Applied a suitable approach to managing the project to fulfill requirements and deliverables
Performed these duties under general supervision but were responsible for all aspects of the project
Tip: Within the application, specifically explain what you did and were responsible for to demonstrate these actions (not what the project team did).
Describe your project experience
During the application process you will be required to individually detail each project you managed professionally. In your description you should include:
A brief summary of the project objective
Your responsibilities and project deliverables by process area (e.g. initiating, executing, etc.)
A brief summary of the project outcome
Tip: You can use abbreviations for the process groups (e.g. IN for initiating) to allow more space for your description.
Confirm your project management education
At least 35 hours of formal project management education is necessary to qualify for the PMP. This education must be:
While our application isn’t long, it is important to take your time to include all required information and to complete the application accurately. You can always log back into the application to complete and submit it at a later date.
If you have questions during the application process, feel free to refer to the PMP Application Checklist or contact us. We will help guide you if something is confusing or unclear.