The Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is a globally known project management credential that assesses an individual’s ability to manage a professional project’s staff, procedures, and business priorities. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), which oversees the certification, there are more than a million PMP holders worldwide. It can be used by project managers in practically any area, including construction, information technology (IT), health, and business.
You must fulfill the experience requirements and pass a certification examination to earn the certification.
Guide To Getting PMP Certification
1. Pass The PMP Certification Requirements
Before you may sit for the PMP test, you must ensure that you are eligible. You’ll require one of the following:
- 35 hours of project management training, defined as coursework that addresses the specified project management learning objectives. This can be replaced by the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification.
- 36 months of project management experience for a four-year degree; 60 months of project management experience for a high school diploma or an associate’s degree
Create an account with PMI and begin the application process for the PMP exam. This will require disclosing basic personal information about yourself, such as your school background, as well as specifics about the projects on which you have worked.
Once approved, you’ll pay the fee and proceed to schedule the exam.
This is the period during which you prepare for the exam, either through coursework or independently. Numerous exam prep services recommend studying for 60 to 120 hours. This process may take several months, depending on your study habits.
4. Sit For The PMP Exam
The examination can be taken online or personally at a testing location near you. The exam is scheduled to last a little less than four hours.
5. Make Sure You Maintain Your Certification
Three years is the validity of the PMP certification. To maintain it, you’ll need to spend 60 hours on professional development activities within that time period. Otherwise, you can re-register to take the exam.
Ultimately, whether a PMP certification is financially and professionally beneficial to you is determined by your individual circumstances. Check out ULeadNet’s article to have an idea of how hard it is to get a project management professional certification.