Project Management Institute

Why You Should Get the PMP

The PMP® Sets the Global Standard

There’s a reason project professionals in more than 200 countries have earned and maintained their PMP certification. It delivers real value in the form of professional credibility, deep knowledge and increased earning potential.

And those benefits have staying power. It’s not only a matter of higher potential salaries across the arc of a career. The PMP is about getting credit for what you already know and honing your skills. It’s about pushing yourself to excel—and then being recognized for excellence.

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Over 1 million people across the globe hold a PMP. Join them in becoming universally recognized.

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Experience Validated

Watch a project professional and senior leaders explain why the PMP is so valuable.

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PMP Earning Power

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Value Delivered: A PMP’s Story

Conrado Morlan

by Conrado Morlan, PMP, PgMP, PfMP

I earned my PMP in 2005—and since then I have never regretted it or let it lapse. Achieving the certification brought me immediate benefits. After I notified my manager, he awarded me an incentive bonus. A week later, I was selected to lead one of the company’s most challenging projects.

I'm not saying that earning my PMP helped me gain recognition and new experiences overnight. But I needed that certification to get to the next stage in my career.

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Today’s In-Demand Skills

Many certification holders leverage the PMP to land their dream job. Learn how you can, too, in this episode of Projectified™ with PMI.

Manuel Salero Coca, PMP

Career Development—Landing Your Dream Job

Global project leaders discuss how to ace an interview, landing your next big promotion and the skills that set top-performing project professionals apart.

What Does It Take to be a PMP?

Experience to Qualify:

  • 4-year degree, 36 months of experience leading projects, AND 35 hours project management education/training

— OR —

  • High school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent, 60 months of experience leading projects, AND 35 hours project management education/training

Meet the qualifications? Learn how to apply.

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