Description: This advanced certification is for project management professionals with extensive experience. The qualifications and testing are rigorous, making this a widely respected certification. The PMP experience and exam requirements focus on five process groups: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling, & Closing.
- A bachelor's degree and 4,500 hours of PM experience in the five process groups, OR, a secondary school diploma and 7,500 hours of PM experience in the five process groups.
- 35 contact hours of classroom instruction that relate to project management objectives. Several types of courses fulfill this requirement.
- Supporting Documentation is required for the above qualifications.
- Pass the PMP exam, which consists of 200 multiple-choice questions to be completed in 4 hours.
Costs: PMI membership costs $100. Certification fees are $555 for non PMI members and $405 for members.
Recertification: You must maintain continuing certification requirements consisting of 60 Professional Development Units (PDU). Usually, one PDU is earned for every one hour spent in a planned, structured learning experience or activity.