Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from PMI

Overview of Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Professional (PMP) is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers.

One can find PMPs leading projects in almost every country unlike other certifications which focus on certain geographies or domains. This makes PMP®  certification truly global. With PMP, you virtually can work in  any industry, with any methodology and in any location.

It 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 this certification garner a higher salary (20% higher on average) than those without this 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.

*Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey Ninth Edition

Who Should Apply?

It is for experienced project manager responsible for all aspects of  the project delivery, directing and leading the cross-functional teams.


  • Secondary degree (diploma, associate degree, or global equivalent)
  • 7,500 hrs. of leading and directing projects
  • 35 hrs of project management training


  • 4 year degree
  • 4500 hrs. of leading and directing projects
  • 35 hrs. of project management training

Exam Pattern

  • Certification exam has 200 multiple choice questions and three and half (3.5) hours are allotted to complete it.

Continue Holding Credential

  • To continuing holding your credential, you have to earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) in project management topics every 3 years.

Exam Price

PMI Member: US$405.00
PMI Non-member: US$555.00

For more articles on project management, please visit our Project Management Section.

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