Project Management Institute

Project Management Professional (PMP)®

What is the PMP?

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

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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.

Take the next step to getting your PMP Certification.

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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

How to Get the 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
  • Three years 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)
  • Five years leading projects
  • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certification

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

Step One: Apply

Step One: Apply to Take the 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 the 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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