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Overview

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

This recognition is seen through increased marketability to employers and higher salary; according to the PMI Project Management Salary Survey – Seventh Edition, certification positively impacts project manager salaries.

Who should apply?

The PMP recognises demonstrated competence in leading and directing project teams. If you’re an experienced project manager looking to solidify your skills, stand out to employers and maximise your earning potential, the PMP credential is the right choice for you.

PMP requirements

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

  • A four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent) and at least 36 months (three years) leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certification by the time you submit your exam application OR

  • A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent) with at least 60 months (five years) leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM Certification by the time you submit your exam application

If you do not meet the PMP requirements, you may want to look at the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification.

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How to apply

Maintain your PMP

As a PMP credential holder, you need to earn 60 PDUs per three-year cycle. For more information on credential maintenance, including suggestions for earning PDUs, visit Maintain Your PMI Certification or see the PMP Handbook.

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