Applying to Take
the PMP®
Examination
PMP® Requirements
• Project Management Professional
• If you hold a bachelors degree:
– Minimum of three years professiona...
PMP® Exam Application Timeline
Application Submission
• Window open 90 days

Application Completeness Review
• 5 business ...
The Twelve Step Process
• Step 1: Download the following items
– Velopi’s PMP® Experience Calculator. Email info@velopi.co...
The Twelve Step Process
• Step 3: Add Educational information.
– Only use the highest level of education attained at the t...
The Experience Calculator
Section 1

6
The Twelve Step Process
• Step 5: Move to Section 2 of the Experience Calculator
– Input the hours you have spent on each ...
The Experience Calculator
Section 2

8
The Twelve Step Process
• Step 6: Review the summary in Section 3
– Check the hours you have entered.
– Take your time to ...
The Experience Calculator
Section 3

10
The Twelve Step Process
• Step 7: Describe your experience.
– Once you have completed the experience verification you will...
The Twelve Step Process
• Step 10: Review the hardcopy
– Once you have completed the hardcopy, check it against the spread...
PMI Information and Application
• Visit www.pmi.org for complete information
• It is recommended that PMP® candidates down...
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Pmp exam application process

  1. 1. Applying to Take the PMP® Examination
  2. 2. PMP® Requirements • Project Management Professional • If you hold a bachelors degree: – Minimum of three years professional project management experience – 4,500 hours direct project management (leading & directing project tasks) • Without a bachelors degree: – Minimum of five years professional project management experience – 7,500 hours direct project management (leading & directing project tasks) • Applicants must also: – Have 35 hours of specific project management education – Adhere to the PMI’s code of Ethics and Professional conduct – Pass a four hour, 200 question, multiple choice examination that assesses your ability in project management 2
  3. 3. PMP® Exam Application Timeline Application Submission • Window open 90 days Application Completeness Review • 5 business days when submitted online, much longer by mail. Incomplete or faxed applications are rejected. Applicant Payment Process • cannot schedule exam until payment submitted Audit Process • if selected for audit, 5 business days. Be sure application is complete and accurate. Hours of experience and education should be verifiable. Take your time and do it right. Exam Eligibility 1 yr. from application approval Certification Cycle 3 yrs. • 60 PDU’s completed in 3 yrs. for recertification 3
  4. 4. The Twelve Step Process • Step 1: Download the following items – Velopi’s PMP® Experience Calculator. Email info@velopi.com requesting a free copy and we will send it to you. – A PDF version of PMI’s PMP® Credential Application Form and print a hardcopy. (Always complete in hardcopy prior to the online application process.) • Step 2: Complete page 1 of the application form – When giving your name, ensure that you use the same name as the valid identification you will bring to the exam. If your passport states “John J. Smith” then use this on the PMP® application form. – When adding a billing address, ensure that it matches the billing address on your credit card statement. 4
  5. 5. The Twelve Step Process • Step 3: Add Educational information. – Only use the highest level of education attained at the time of preparing your PMP® credential application. • Step 4: Select projects to use for your PMP® application. – Complete Section 1 of the Experience calculator. This section will calculate the total hours spent on each project. – Next fill in grey cells with project start and finish dates, name of project and duration of project (in months). – Be careful not to include time spent working on two projects in parallel – do not double-count hours. All overlapping projects must have the correct amount of hours allocated to each project. If your total hours do not meet the criteria given in the first slide then you do not have sufficient experience to apply for the PMP® credential 5
  6. 6. The Experience Calculator Section 1 6
  7. 7. The Twelve Step Process • Step 5: Move to Section 2 of the Experience Calculator – Input the hours you have spent on each project leading and directing project tasks in each of the project management process groups. – This may take some time but once complete the PMP® Application form is nearly finished. 7
  8. 8. The Experience Calculator Section 2 8
  9. 9. The Twelve Step Process • Step 6: Review the summary in Section 3 – Check the hours you have entered. – Take your time to ensure that the hours totalled for each project match in each section. – Errors here will probably result in your application being audited. 9
  10. 10. The Experience Calculator Section 3 10
  11. 11. The Twelve Step Process • Step 7: Describe your experience. – Once you have completed the experience verification you will need to summarise the project tasks that you led and directed on each project in a short 500 character description in the hardcopy application form. • Step 8: Repeat for all projects – Complete steps 4 & 5 for all projects using the results from Velopi’s PMP® Experience Calculator. • Step 9: Fill in the Education section – Complete Project Management Education section of the application form – A minimum of 35 hours project management training/education is required. 11
  12. 12. The Twelve Step Process • Step 10: Review the hardcopy – Once you have completed the hardcopy, check it against the spread sheet and ensure that all hours allocated to project tasks match and that the sub-totals are correct. • Step 11: Prepare the on-line application – Carefully transfer information from hardcopy PMP® Application Form to the PMP® Online Application Form. • Step 12: Submit the on-line application – Finally complete and submit Online PMP® Application Form. 12
  13. 13. PMI Information and Application • Visit www.pmi.org for complete information • It is recommended that PMP® candidates download the PMI handbook for complete examination, requirements, cost and application information 13

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