PMP Certification

PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP) credential is one of the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP demonstrates that one have the experience, education and competency to successfully lead and direct projects.

Tangible Benefit


  • - increased marketability to employers
  • - higher salary; minimum 10% more than non-credentialed colleagues and peers.

Who should apply?

The PMP recognizes demonstrated competence in leading and directing project teams. An experienced project manager looking to solidify his skills, stand out to employers and maximize earning potential through a PMP credential.

PMP Eligibility Minimum Requirements

To apply for the PMP, you need to have either:

  • A four-year degree (bachelor’s or the global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.


  • A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.

If one dont meet the PMP eligibility requirements, he can look at the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification given my PMI.

How to Apply

To apply for the PMP, register and log in to the online system to get started.
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To Maintain the PMP

As part of PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements program, a PMP credential holder will need to earn 60 PDUs per three-year cycle. To learn more about the program, what are PDUs, how to earn and claim them, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to renew your certification,  go to the official site.

PMP Certification Exams

Candidates must pass one exam to become PMP certified: PMI PMP Certification Exam

PMP Exam Duration: 4 hours
PMP Exam Length: 200 questions
PMP Passing Score: 137 correct answers (68.5%)
PMP Exam Cost: $405 USD for PMI Members | $555 USD for Non-Members
PMP Exam Type: Computer-based; Multiple choice questions with four possible answers (A through D); PMP testers get their score plus a detailed performance report immediately upon exam completion.

Breakdown of PMP Certification Exam Questions by Project Management Domain:

Project Management Domain
Approximate % of PMP Exam Questions
Monitoring and Controlling
Professional / Social Responsibility

PMP Certification Salary

Average salary for PMP certified professionals and other project management certification holders: PMI PMP Certification salary: $80,000 - $120,000

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