PMESN: Step-by-step guide to filling PMP application


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This is a step-by-step guide to filling PMP application on PMI's site. Make sure you have the 35hr project management education before applying.
The referenced template can be downloaded at
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PMESN: Step-by-step guide to filling PMP application

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  2. 2. This guide will walk you through each step of applying for your PMP exam on PMI site. [Look for a template in coming slides, that makes it easy for you to prepare the information.] The only prerequisite to this is that you must have completed 35hr project management education.
  3. 3. Go to
  4. 4. At this point, if you already do not have an account with you will have to create one. If you do have an account, log in. For the first time you will see ‘Apply for PMP Credential’. Once started you have 90 days to complete the application. When the application is in incomplete stage you will see ‘Continue working on PMP application’ option. Click on it.
  5. 5. As you can see in the next slide, there are 3 sections (or Steps) to be filled. As a first step though you will fill in Step 1 and submit the application for PMI’s review. This is what is covered in here. Note the 8 sections of information you need to fill in. The section ‘Requirements’ is where most of the work (and time) is needed. Not to worry, I have a template to make your job easier. Lets move on to first step, to add Contact Address.
  6. 6. This section, ‘Requirements’, is the core. Read the eligibility criteria again and move to the next step.
  7. 7. This is a summary section. Click on PM Experience link to update information about work experience. Download template from
  8. 8. Click on Add and fill in details from the template (from previous slide) that you have updated as applicable to your experience..
  9. 9. Step Project specific information, from the first worksheet of the updated spreadsheet template.
  10. 10. If you have multiple projects under a single organization, for subsequent projects you can select from the first drop down list..
  11. 11. Make sure you get the right contact details from your manager, and tell him/her to expect a call from PMI in coming few days. PMI might choose to talk to manager(s) to ascertain information.
  12. 12. Again, fill in this data from the updated template worksheet.
  13. 13. Fill in this information from the second worksheet of the template. Make note of 550 character limit.
  14. 14. Provide your 35hr project management training related information here in the PM Education section.
  15. 15. Saved information is shown. Note that you can have multiple entries (across multiple management education courses) that go towards fulfillment of 35 hrs.
  16. 16. You need not answer this, if you don’t want to.
  17. 17. Tell PMI how do you want your name to appear on the certificate.
  18. 18. Read and accept the agreement. Make sure you read both handbook and PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
  19. 19. This is the last step. Make sure you download the application and review the content before hitting ‘Submit Application’ button. Easier way to make sure the information is accurate and complete.
  20. 20. This is what you will see after submitting the application.
  21. 21. Now if you go back to the overview section (where you started from) you will see the note. Wait for PMI to get back to you on status of your application. You can download pdf format of your application for reference.
  22. 22. That’s all there is to it! Here’s the link to the template again Good luck with filling the PMP application. Write to me if you have any questions – Have you signed up for the popular PMP Study Blueprint yet? Sign up now at!
  23. 23. Thank you! For free PMP notes and ton of helpful resources, visit PMI is a registered trademark and service mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. PMP is a registered certification mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. PMBOK is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.