About the Institute
Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world’s leading association for those who consider project, program or portfolio management their profession. Through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research, PMI prepares more than three million professionals around the world. Celebrating the 50th anniversary in 2019, PMI works in nearly every country around the world to advance careers, improve organizational success and further mature the project management profession through globally-recognized standards, certifications, communities, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses and networking opportunities.
About the Qualification
Wherever you are in your career, the globally recognized Project Management Professional (PMP) certification tells employers, peers, and the world you know what you’re doing in project management.
Even if “project manager” isn’t part of your title, the PMP applies to anyone who helps bring a project to completion. The PMP recognizes your ability to manage projects—and the hard work you’ve done so far.
The PMP delivers value far into your career. PMP is the top project management certification because it proves you have the specific skills and experience employers seek. Certified PMPs report earning up to 25% more than non-certified project management professionals.
The Future of the Certification and the changes towards Project Economy
Project Management is evolving rapidly. The PMI updates its PMP examination regularly based on the changes and the industries’ best practices.
Project Economy is a central idea at the PMI where “future ready” organizational leaders are turning to Project Management Professionals to drive innovation, results and changes.
-An organization is “its Projects”-
PMP Certification requirements:
- A four-year degree
- 36 months leading projects
- 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certification— OR —
- A high school diploma or an associate’s degree (or global equivalent)
- 60 months leading projects
- 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certification
Apply to Take Your Exam. Validate your project management experience and education.
Take your PMP Exam
Maintain Your Certification. Engage in continuous professional development in order to remain certified.
Effective January 2021
Domain: The high-level knowledge area
Tasks: The underlying responsibilities of the project manager within each domain area.
Domain I –People 42%
•Lead a team
•Support team performance
•Empower team members and stakeholders
•Ensure team members/stakeholders are adequately trained
•Build a team
•Address and remove impediments, obstacles, and blockers for the team
•Negotiate project agreements
•Collaborate with stakeholders
•Build shared understanding
•Define team ground rules
•Mentor relevant stakeholders
•Promote team performance through the application of emotional intelligence
Domain II –Process 50%
•Execute project with the urgency required to deliver business value
•Assess and manage risks
•Plan and manage budget and resources
•Plan and manage schedule
•Plan and manage quality of products/deliverables
•Plan and manage scope
•Integrate project planning activities
•Manage project changes
•Plan and manage procurement
•Manage project artifacts
•Determine appropriate project methodology/methods and practices
•Establish project governance structure
•Manage project issues
•Ensure knowledge transfer for project continuity
•Plan and manage project/phase closure or transitions
Domain III-Business Environment 8%
•Plan and manage project compliance
•Evaluate and deliver project benefits and value
•Evaluate and address external business environment changes for impact on scope
•Support organizational change
A 180-question, online multiple-choice exam
- 230 minutes to complete the exam
- One additional break for a total of two 10-minute breaks for computer-based tests. No scheduled breaks for paper-based exams.
- Questions will be a combination of multiple-choice, multiple responses, matching, hotspot and limited fill-in-the-blank.