Earning PMI®’s globally recognized Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential demonstrates professional commitment, technical expertise, educational background, and a specified level of knowledge and competency in leading and directing project teams.
According to the PMI Project Management Salary Survey–Seventh Edition, this recognition can have long-term career value by positively impacting project manager salaries and increasing marketability to employers .
Who should get a PMP Certification?
Experienced project managers with practical proficiency in risk management and team leadership who are looking to solidify skills and maximize their earning potential, should apply for the PMP Exam.
Education Requirements for the PMP Certification
- A four-year degree (bachelor’s or the global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.
- A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.
If you do not yet qualify for the PMP Exam, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification is a valuable entry-level certification for project managers, designed to take them to the next level.