PM Certifications and Beyond
Presented by:
Catherine Jorgensen, PMP
catherine.jorgensen@owenscorning.com
January 11, 2005
Agenda
• Introduction
• PMI’s Certification Program Mission
• PMI History/Information
• Value of Certification
• Certifica...
PMI’s Certification Program Mission
• Mission
• Initiate, establish, evaluate, maintain, and administer
professional crede...
PMI History
• Began in 1969 – 35 years old.
• PMP began in 1984 – 20 years old.
• PMI is acknowledged as a pioneer in the ...
Value of PM Certification
• Prestige of being the best in the field of PM.
• Professional advantages derived from attainin...
Types of Certification
• Certified Associate in Project
Management (CAPM)
• Project Management Professional
(PMP)
• Master...
Why CAPM?
• The purpose and goal of which is the development,
maintenance, evaluation, promotion, and
administration of a ...
Definition for CAPM
• A CAPM is a project management
practitioner who has demonstrated
fundamental project management
know...
Requirements for CAPM
• Category 1 Candidate
• Education – Baccalaureate or global
equivalent university degree
• PM Hours...
Requirements for CAPM
• Category 2 Candidate
• Education – High School diploma or
secondary school equivalent
• PM Hours
•...
Process for CAPM Certification
• Prepare/study for examination
• Complete application and submit
• Cost
• $225 PMI Member
...
CAPM Test Format
• The CAPM Certification Examination
is computer based and is comprised
of 150 multiple-choice questions....
Suggested CAPM Study Material
• Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
Role Delineation Study (PMI)
• Project Ma...
Why PMP?
• The purpose and goal is the development,
maintenance, evaluation, promotion, and
administration of a rigorous, ...
Requirements for PMP
• Category 1 Candidate
• Education – Baccalaureate or global equivalent
university degree
• PM Hours
...
Requirements for PMP
• Category 2 Candidate
• Education – High School diploma or secondary
school equivalent
• PM Hours
• ...
Process for PMP Certification
• Prepare/study for examination
• Read suggested materials
• Utilize Practice Exams
• Partic...
PMP Test Format
• The PMP certification examination is
computer based and is comprised of
200 multiple-choice questions.
•...
PMI WLEC PMP Study Group
• Begins Feb or Mar 2005
• 15 consecutive weekly sessions
• Session day - TBD
• Session time – Be...
Suggested PMP Study Material
• Project Management Professional (PMP) Role
Delineation Study (PMI)
• A Guide to the Project...
Professional Responsibility Ref List
• Blake, T., Walker, D., and Walker, T. Doing business
internationally: The guide to ...
Masters Certificate in PM
• Administered by several PMI
Recommended Education Providers
• Usually entails 1 foundational
c...
Masters Degree in PM
• Being offered by more and more
colleges on line.
• Current Colleges offering MS in PM:
• George Was...
Beyond Certification
YEAH, I HAVE MY PMP!!!
NOW WHAT
???
Continuing Certification
Requirements (CCR)
• Purpose:
• Ensures that individuals holding PMP
certification demonstrate on...
Continuing Cert Requirements
• CAPM
• Must retest every 5 years
• PMP
• PMPs must accrue a minimum of sixty
(60) professio...
PDU vs. CEU
• PDU is the measuring unit used to
quantify approved learning and
professional service activities.
• One (1) ...
PDU Categories
• Category 1: Formal Academic
Education
• Category 2: Professional Activities
and Self-directed learning
• ...
Cat 1: Formal Academic Education
• Formal Academic Course work
• Can be taken for degree credit
• Must be related to Proje...
Cat 2: Professional Activities
2A
Author or co-author article on PM and is published
in a refereed journal (e.g. Project M...
Cat 2: Self-Directed Learning
(SDL)
2
SDL
Individualized learning projects involving
personally conducted research or stud...
Cat 3: PMI Registered Education
Provider (REP)
• Attend educational programs offered
by REPs.
• REPs must be registered wi...
Cat 4: Other Provider
• PDUs may be earned by attending
relevant education programs offered
by organizations not registere...
Cat 5: Volunteer Service
• Serve as an officer for a PM organization
• 3 months = 2 PDUs per calendar year
• 6 months = 5 ...
Suggestions for Continuing
Certification Requirements
• Maintain a CCR folder
• Documentation that supports
reported activ...
Information Locations
• www.pmi.org
• www.pmiwlec.org
• Toledo Library
• Chapter Board Members
• All Chapter Members
• PMI...
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    1. 1. PM Certifications and Beyond Presented by: Catherine Jorgensen, PMP catherine.jorgensen@owenscorning.com January 11, 2005
    2. 2. Agenda • Introduction • PMI’s Certification Program Mission • PMI History/Information • Value of Certification • Certification Types • Requirements for Certifications • Process for Certifications • Beyond Certifications
    3. 3. PMI’s Certification Program Mission • Mission • Initiate, establish, evaluate, maintain, and administer professional credentialing programs to promote and support project management practitioners and the project management profession. • Goals • Establish, implement and maintain global certification standards, policies and procedures for the PM profession • Promote and implement professional credentialing and psychometric methods and procedures for certifications in the PM profession • Initiate and foster cooperation and collaboration with other project management organizations to promote and sustain excellence in PM standards and methodology
    4. 4. PMI History • Began in 1969 – 35 years old. • PMP began in 1984 – 20 years old. • PMI is acknowledged as a pioneer in the field • Membership represents a truly global community with over 100,000 professionals representing 125 countries. • Currently, 75,000 PMPs have been certified • PMI professionals come from virtually every major industry
    5. 5. Value of PM Certification • Prestige of being the best in the field of PM. • Professional advantages derived from attaining the Project Management Professional (PMP) status. • Informs current and potential employers that you have a solid foundation of project management knowledge that can be readily applied in any workplace. • PMP certification is the profession’s most globally recognized and respected certification credential. • Finding individuals with this broad range of expertise is challenging, which is why expert project management leadership is a highly desirable competency.
    6. 6. Types of Certification • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) • Project Management Professional (PMP) • Masters Certificate in Project Management • Masters Degree in Project Management
    7. 7. Why CAPM? • The purpose and goal of which is the development, maintenance, evaluation, promotion, and administration of a rigorous, examination-based, professional certification credential – the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM™). • Assisting in evaluating project control plans • Suggesting performance indicators and limits • Assisting with refining project requirements, assumptions, and constraints • Supporting administrative and financial closure • To be acknowledged for project management skills and contributions and elevate professional status.
    8. 8. Definition for CAPM • A CAPM is a project management practitioner who has demonstrated fundamental project management knowledge and experience by supporting projects using project management tools, techniques, and methodologies. • While participating as a member of a project team the CAPM typically relies on experienced project management practitioners for guidance, direction, and approval.
    9. 9. Requirements for CAPM • Category 1 Candidate • Education – Baccalaureate or global equivalent university degree • PM Hours • 1500 hours PM experience within 5 years • Project dates must represent at least 2 years of non-overlapping PM experience within the 3 yr period prior to the application • 23 contact hrs of PM education across the 9 areas of the PMBOK • Supporting documentation: Education, PM contact education hours, CAPM experience form (Audit Purposes)
    10. 10. Requirements for CAPM • Category 2 Candidate • Education – High School diploma or secondary school equivalent • PM Hours • 2500 hours PM experience within 5 years • Project dates must represent at least 2 years of non-overlapping PM experience within the 3 yr period prior to the application • 23 contact hrs of PM education across the 9 areas of the PMBOK • Supporting documentation: Education, PM contact education hours, CAPM experience form (Audit Purposes)
    11. 11. Process for CAPM Certification • Prepare/study for examination • Complete application and submit • Cost • $225 PMI Member • $300 Non-PMI Member • Candidates have one year from submittal to complete examination • CAPMs must retest every 5 years to maintain certification
    12. 12. CAPM Test Format • The CAPM Certification Examination is computer based and is comprised of 150 multiple-choice questions. • Exam must be completed within 3 hours. • Preceded by a briefing and 15-minute computer tutorial and followed by an optional candidate satisfaction survey and exam survey report
    13. 13. Suggested CAPM Study Material • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Role Delineation Study (PMI) • Project Management: A Managerial Approach, 4th Edition by Jack Meredith and Samuel Mantel John (Wiley & Sons) • The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management by Eric Verzuh (John Wiley & Sons) • The New Project Management by J. Davidson Frame (Jossey-Bass) • The Project Management Institute Professional Code of Conduct (PMI) • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 2000 Edition by the Project Management Institute (paper back) • Other readings exist – consult CAPM Handbook
    14. 14. Why PMP? • The purpose and goal is the development, maintenance, evaluation, promotion, and administration of a rigorous, examination-based, professional certification credential of the highest caliper – the Project Management Professional (PMP). • The PMP is by far the project management credential of choice across a vast array of industries and companies. • PMPs are included in the largest and most prestigious group of certified professionals in the project management community • To be acknowledged for project management skills and contributions and elevate professional status.
    15. 15. Requirements for PMP • Category 1 Candidate • Education – Baccalaureate or global equivalent university degree • PM Hours • 4500 hours PM experience. • Project dates must indicate that the candidate has at least 3 yrs of non-overlapping PM experience within the 6 yr period prior to the application. • At least 36 unique months of non-overlapping PM experience to satisfy the 3 yr requirement • 35 contact hrs of PM education across the 9 areas of the PMBOK (regardless of when accrued) • Supporting documentation: Education, PM contact education hours, PMP experience form (Audit Purposes)
    16. 16. Requirements for PMP • Category 2 Candidate • Education – High School diploma or secondary school equivalent • PM Hours • 7500 hours PM experience • Project dates must indicate that the candidate has at least 5 yrs of PM experience within the 8 yr period prior to the application. • At least 60 unique months of non-overlapping PM experience to satisfy the 5 yr requirement • 35 contact hrs of PM education across the 9 areas of the PMBOK (regardless of when accrued) • Supporting documentation: Education, PM contact education hours, PMP experience form (Audit Purposes)
    17. 17. Process for PMP Certification • Prepare/study for examination • Read suggested materials • Utilize Practice Exams • Participate in Chapter Study Groups • Complete application and submit • Cost • $405 PMI Member • $555 Non-PMI Member • Candidates have six months from submittal to complete examination.
    18. 18. PMP Test Format • The PMP certification examination is computer based and is comprised of 200 multiple-choice questions. • Exam must be completed within 4 hours. • Preceded by a briefing and 15-minute computer tutorial and followed by an optional candidate satisfaction survey and exam survey report
    19. 19. PMI WLEC PMP Study Group • Begins Feb or Mar 2005 • 15 consecutive weekly sessions • Session day - TBD • Session time – Begins at 6:00 PM for 2-3 hrs per session • Maximum number of participants – TBD • To register, contact Bob Hiller at rahiller@sunocoinc.com
    20. 20. Suggested PMP Study Material • Project Management Professional (PMP) Role Delineation Study (PMI) • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 2000 Edition by the Project Management Institute • The Project Management Institute Professional Code of Conduct (PMI) • Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling (7th edition) by Harold Kerzner • PMP Exam Practice Test and Study Guide (4th edition) by J. LeRoy Ward • PMP Exam Prep (3rd edition) by Rita Mulcahy
    21. 21. Professional Responsibility Ref List • Blake, T., Walker, D., and Walker, T. Doing business internationally: The guide to cross-cultural success. MacGraw-Hill Professional Book Group (1995). • Ferraro, G. The cultural dimension of international business. Prentice Hall, 1997. • Rosen, R., Digh, P. and Phillips, C. Global literacies: lessons on business leadership and national cultures. Simon & Schuster, 2000.
    22. 22. Masters Certificate in PM • Administered by several PMI Recommended Education Providers • Usually entails 1 foundational course, 5 advanced courses, 2 electives, and 1 PM acumen course. • Courses must be completed within 3 consecutive years. • PMI registered education providers can be found on PMI website.
    23. 23. Masters Degree in PM • Being offered by more and more colleges on line. • Current Colleges offering MS in PM: • George Washington University • University of Wisconsin • Penn State University.
    24. 24. Beyond Certification YEAH, I HAVE MY PMP!!! NOW WHAT ???
    25. 25. Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) • Purpose: • Ensures that individuals holding PMP certification demonstrate ongoing commitment to professional growth and development, a criterion of all high-end professional organizations. • Those who have been granted the PMP credential must demonstrate ongoing professional commitment to the field of project management by satisfying PMI’s CCR program
    26. 26. Continuing Cert Requirements • CAPM • Must retest every 5 years • PMP • PMPs must accrue a minimum of sixty (60) professional development units (PDUs) during each CCR cycle • CCR Cycle • Begins on the date of initial certification • Expires on December 31st of the third full calendar year after the first year of certification.
    27. 27. PDU vs. CEU • PDU is the measuring unit used to quantify approved learning and professional service activities. • One (1) PDU is earned for every one (1) hour spent in a planned, structured learning experience or activity. • One (1) Continuing Education Unit (CEU) equals 10 PDUs • PDUs are organized into 5 categories for the CCR program
    28. 28. PDU Categories • Category 1: Formal Academic Education • Category 2: Professional Activities and Self-directed learning • Category 3: PMI Registered Education Providers • Category 4: Other Provider • Category 5: Volunteer services to professional or community organization
    29. 29. Cat 1: Formal Academic Education • Formal Academic Course work • Can be taken for degree credit • Must be related to Project Management • One (1) hour of degree credit in a 15 week semester earns 15 PDUs. • One (1) quarter semester hour earns 10 PDUs. • If portion of class is related to PM, PDUs are calculated based a percentage of the overall curriculum focused on PM.
    30. 30. Cat 2: Professional Activities 2A Author or co-author article on PM and is published in a refereed journal (e.g. Project Management Journal) 30 PDUs (Author) 20 PDUs (Co-author) 2B Author or co-author article on PM and is published in a non-refereed journal (e.g. PM Network) 15 PDUs (Author) 10 PDUs (Co-Author) 2C Speaker on PM topic at a conference, symposium, workshop, or formal course 10 PDUs per activity 2D Speaker on PM topic at a PMI component meeting (e.g. Chapter Meeting) 5 PDUs per activity 2E Member or moderator of a PM panel discussion at a conference, symposium, workshop, or course 5 PDUs per activity 2F Author or co-author of textbook that pertains to PM 40 PDUs (Author) 20 PDUs (Co-Author 2G Developer of content for seminar or other structured learning program 10 PDUs per new program 2H Practitioner of PM services for more than 1500 hrs per year 5 PDUs per calendar year SUBDESIGNATIONS ACTIVITY PDU VALUE
    31. 31. Cat 2: Self-Directed Learning (SDL) 2 SDL Individualized learning projects involving personally conducted research or study. Learning may include informal activities such as discussions or coaching sessions with colleagues, co-workers, clients or consultants. It may include articles, books, instructional manuals, videos, CE- ROMS, or other material resources. Qualifying SDL activities must be relevant to PM, meet a specified purpose, and use knowledgeable resources. SDL activity worksheet can be found in CCR Handbook. Documentation: evidence supporting reported learning project including notes from and dates of discussions or readings. Max of 15 SDL PDUs per CCR Cycle SUBDESIGNATIONS ACTIVITY PDU VALUE
    32. 32. Cat 3: PMI Registered Education Provider (REP) • Attend educational programs offered by REPs. • REPs must be registered with PMI and designated as a PMI REP • Examples include schools, consultants, corporate training departments, professional associations, government agencies, PMI Chapters and SIGs • PMI WLEC is a PMI REP • Listing can be found on PMI Website
    33. 33. Cat 4: Other Provider • PDUs may be earned by attending relevant education programs offered by organizations not registered with PMI. • One (1) hr of contact hour of learning relevant to PM within a structured activity or course equals one (1) PDU.
    34. 34. Cat 5: Volunteer Service • Serve as an officer for a PM organization • 3 months = 2 PDUs per calendar year • 6 months = 5 PDUs per calendar year • 12 months = 10 PDUs per calendar year • Serve as a committee member for a PM organization • 3 months = 1 PDU per calendar year • 6 months = 3 PDUs per calendar year • 12 months = 5 PDUs per calendar year • Provide PM services to a community or charitable group = 5 PDUs per calendar year.
    35. 35. Suggestions for Continuing Certification Requirements • Maintain a CCR folder • Documentation that supports reported activities • Maintain documentation for 12 months after CCR cycle has ended. • Audits will be performed at random each year.
    36. 36. Information Locations • www.pmi.org • www.pmiwlec.org • Toledo Library • Chapter Board Members • All Chapter Members • PMI Members • Testing Locations • www.2test.com

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