PMI® (Project Management Institute)

Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research.
They advance careers, improve organizational success and further mature the profession of project management through their globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses and networking opportunities.

No matter where you are in the world or what industry you work in, speak the language used by over 750,000 certified project managers around the globe. The PMP® is recognized the world over as the gold standard in project management.

Project Management Professional (PMP)®

The PMP can also provide a significant advantage when it comes to salary and earning potential. Among survey respondents to PMI’s Earning Power Salary Survey, those with a PMP certification garner a higher salary (20% higher on average) than those without a PMP certification.*

Employers benefit as well. When more than one-third of their project managers are PMP-certified, organizations complete more of their projects on time, on budget and meeting original goals. (Pulse of the Profession® study, PMI, 2015.)
The PMP signifies that you speak and understand the global language of project management and connects you to a community of professionals, organizations and experts worldwide. Become a PMP and become a project hero.

https://www.pmi.org/learning/careers/project-management-salary-survey

Who Should Apply?

An experienced project manager who meets the following requirements:

  • Perform their duties under general supervision and are responsible for all aspects of the project for the life of the project
  • Lead and direct cross-functional teams to deliver projects within the constraints of schedule, budget and resources
  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge and experience to appropriately apply a methodology to projects that have reasonably well-defined project requirements and deliverables.

For more information, see Application Tips. Complete application requirements and role definition can be found in the PMP Handbook .

Gain and Maintain Your PMP

  • The PMP application will require you to organize your work experience. See what you need to apply.
  • The certification exam has 200 multiple-choice questions, and you have four hours to complete it.
  • To maintain your PMP, you must earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) every three years.

Price

Registration Fees – 129 USD
Exam Fees – 405USD

Prerequisites

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 7,500 hours leading and directing projects
  • 35 hours of project management education


OR

  • Four-year degree
  • 4,500 hours leading and directing projects
  • 35 hours of project management education