At the time of application, the candidate holds a baccalaureate (bachelors) or equivalent university degree and has a minimum of 4,500 hours of project management experience within the five process groups (Initiation, Planning, Controlling, Execution, and Closing).
The number of hours on the Experience Verification Form(s) must total at least 4,500 hours and the project dates must indicate that the candidate has at least three years of project management experience within the eight-year period prior to the application.
Candidates must indicate at least 36 unique (non-overlapping) months of project management experience on the Experience Verification Form(s) to satisfy the three-year requirement.
Candidates applying to sit for the PMP® Certification Examination will also be required to submit proof for a minimum of 35 hours of project management education.
Candidates will be asked to list the course names, institutions, dates, and hours for each project management class submitted
Project Management Professional (PMP)® takes 5 days to review online PMP® forms, 10 days to review paper PMP® forms submitted by the individuals and 20 days to review paper PMP® forms submitted by the corporations.
To become PMP® certified, candidates need to submit PMP® application online or get a printable application form from pmi.org. PMI® reviews the application and candidates need to submit PMI® audit materials including supporting documents once their application is accepted within 90 days. They can then attend the exam and the name of pass candidates is displayed on the PMI® website within a few days. The PMP® certificate is delivered to you within 4 weeks.
PMP® exam is conducted and governed by the PMI® Institute. Professionals require 35 hours of professional training in order to attempt PMP® exam. The exam fee for the PMP® exam is $405 for PMI® members and $555 for non-members. The Re-Examination fee is $275 for PMI® members and $375 for non-members.