Project Management Institute

Project Management Professional (PMP)®

Supercharge Your Skills and Work Smarter - Earn the New PMP Certification

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® is the world's leading project management certification. Now including predictive, agile and hybrid approaches, the PMP® proves project leadership experience and expertise in any way of working. It supercharges careers for project leaders across industries and helps organizations find the people they need to work smarter and perform better.

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PMP® certification exam at home or in your office, when it fits your schedule. Learn more about the online proctored exam and how to prepare for the current exam


What is the PMP?

Research indicates that employers will need to fill nearly 2.2 million new project-oriented roles each year through 2027. This means skilled project managers are in high demand. The PMP certification is designed by project professionals, for project professionals and validates that you are among the besthighly skilled in:

  • People: emphasizing the soft skills you need to effectively lead a project team in today's changing environment.
  • Process: reinforcing the technical aspects of successfully managing projects.
  • Business Environment: highlighting the connection between projects and organizational strategy. 

PMP certification validates that you have the project leadership skills employers seek. The new PMP includes three key approaches:

  • Predictive (waterfall)
  • Agile
  • Hybrid

Gain a competitive edge. Prove you work smarter. Make your goals a reality. Earn the PMP today.

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PMI is committed to the safety and well-being of our global community. Resulting from COVID-19, there have been significant changes to certification testing that may impact you. Please refer to our COVID-19 page for the most up to date information and guidance.

Why the PMP

The PMP adds value. CIO magazine ranked the PMP as the top project management certification in North America because it demonstrates you have the specific skills employers seek, dedication to excellence and the capacity to perform at the highest levels.  
The PMP delivers benefits. The median salary for project professionals in North America is 25% higher than
those without it.
The PMP proves you work smarter. It shows you have the skills to drive business results and increase your organization’s impact in the office and around the world.

Why you should get YOUR PMP

Start Here: Important Resources

Welcome to your two most important resources. The Exam Content Outline provides details about the exam itself: what to expect, what is included and how it is structured. The Certification Handbook focuses on requirements, the application process, and timeline. You’ll find answers to your questions here.

PMP Exam Content Outline

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Certification Handbook

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How to Get Your 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
  • 36 months 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)
  • 60 months leading projects
  • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certification

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25% Higher

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.

See how it all could add up for you.

1,000,000

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

Action Items for Getting Your PMP

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

Step One: Apply

Step One: Apply to Take Your 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 your PMP 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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