PMI Certifications

The Project Management Professional (PMP) Credential

Individuals who hold PMI's PMP credential demonstrate a proficient level of project management leadership skills, and as a result are able to command salaries that exceed those of their non-credentialed counterparts. To be eligible for a PMP credential, you must meet specific guidelines that objectively measure experience, education and professional knowledge.

  • Applicants must have 35 hours of specific project management education.
  • With a Bachelor's Degree(or the global equivalent): Applicants must have a minimum three years professional project management experience, during which 4,500 hours are spent leading and directing project tasks, up to eight years from the time of application.
  • Without a Bachelor's Degree (or the global equivalent): Applicants must have a minimum five years professional project management experience, during which at least 7,500 hours are spent leading and directing project tasks, up to eight years from the time of application.
  • PMP Credential Handbook    (PDF file - must have Adobe Acrobat Reader Installed to view)
  • PMP Preparation Information    (PDF file - must have Adobe Acrobat Reader Installed to view)
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Program Management Professional (PgMP)SM Credential

PMI's Program Management Professional (PgMP)SM credentialing service offers PMI's first credential designed to demonstrate project and program management skills. To be eligible for the PgMP credential, you must meet specific guidelines that objectively measure experience, education and professional knowledge, and undergo a rigorous application process as well as three assessments. The CAPM, PMP or PMI-SP credentials are not prerequisites for PgMP credential.

  • With a Bachelor's Degree(or the global equivalent): Minimum four years (6,000 hours) of unique nonoverlapping professional project management experience* and Minimum seven years (6,000
    hours) of unique non-overlapping professional program management experience**
  • Without a Bachelor's Degree - High School diploma, Associate's degree (or the global equivalent). Minimum four years (6,000 hours) of unique nonoverlapping professional project management experience* and Minimum seven years (10,500 hours) of unique non-overlapping professional program management experience**
  • PgMP Credential Handbook    (PDF file - must have Adobe Acrobat Reader Installed to view)

*Project Management Experience – as identified under the five process groups defined in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Third Edition.
**Program Management Experience – for each program listed, there must be at least two corresponding projects that share the common strategic goal and budget of the program.

The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Credential

Designed specifically for project team members, the CAPM credential is aimed at improving overall project success by helping to ensure project management knowledge. To become a CAPM credential holder, you must meet specific guidelines designed to objectively measure experience, education and professional knowledge. 
Eligibility Applicants must have:

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