The PMP® Advantage

To get ahead, you need to stand out from the pack. Signal your highly demanded expertise and experience: Earn your Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification. 

Like anything of lasting value, the PMP requires time and energy to obtain. Nearly 1 million people worldwide have decided it was worth it. As an experienced project professional, you’re ready to take the next step.

Questions? You’ve come to the right place.

Learn why the PMP is recognized worldwide.

Understand the application process.

Check out tips for prepping for the exam.

There's a clear consensus

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"I needed the certification to get to the next stage in my career."

Project professionals who earn the PMP, like Conrado Morlan, experience significant career benefits. 


"The gold standard in project management certifications."

CIO magazine has ranked the PMP as the leading project management certification.

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"PMP certifications are the most popular ... worldwide."

Forbes describes the PMP as a top-paying certification.

What does it take to be a PMP?

Experience to Qualify:

  • 4-year degree, 3 years of experience leading projects, AND 35 hours project management education/training

— OR —

  • High school diploma, associate's degree or the global equivalent, 5 years of experience leading projects, AND 35 hours project management education/training


  • Pass a 200-question, multiple choice exam
  • Maintain 60 hours of professional development every 3 years

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Value Added


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.

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