Should I pursue aproject management credential? CAPM® PMI-SP® PMI-RMP® PMP® PgMP® PMI.org
STEP 1D E C I D E W H I C H CREDENTIAL IS RIGHT FOR YOU CAPM PMI-SP PMI-RMP PMP PgMPIf you answer yes to more than one of the questions PMP® (Project Management Professional)below a specific credential, PMI recommends that Lead the team and direct all project tasksyou pursue that credential. 1. Do you perform your duties underCAPM® (Certified Associate in Project Management) general supervision?Demonstrate your skills as a project team member 2. Are you responsible for all aspects of a1. Have you been in project management for less than project for the life of the project?two years or are you new to project management? 3. Do you lead and direct cross-functional2. Are you familiar with the latest edition of A Guide teams to deliver projects within the constraintsto the Project Management Body of Knowledge of schedule, budget and scope?(PMBOK® Guide)? 4. Do you demonstrate sufficient knowledgeNOTE: IF YOU ALREADY HOLD THE PMP CREDENTIAL, YOU MAY NOT and experience to appropriately apply aAPPLY FOR THE CAPM. methodology to projects that have reasonably well-defined requirements and deliverables?PMI-SP® (PMI Scheduling Professional) 5. Are you familiar with the PMBOK® Guide?Develop and maintain the project schedule1. Can you demonstrate knowledge and skill PgMP® (Program Management Professional)in the specialised area of project scheduling? Manage an organisational objective through a2. Do you perform a dedicated role as a group of projects and their shared resourcesproject scheduling professional and support 1. Do you manage multiple, related projectsthe project team? directed toward a strategic business objective?3. Are you responsible for creating and 2. Do the programs you manage contain complexmaintaining the project schedule, including activities that span functions, organisations,reporting status and updates? geographic regions and cultures? 3. Are you responsible for defining and initiatingPMI-RMP® (PMI Risk Management Professional) projects, and assigning project managers to manageAssess and identify project risks along with the cost, schedule and performance of componentmaking plans to mitigate threats and capitalise projects, while working to ensure the ultimate successon opportunities and acceptance of the program?1. Can you demonstrate knowledge and skill in the 4. Do you maintain continuous alignment of programspecialised area of project risk management? scope with strategic business objectives and make2. Do you perform a dedicated role as a project risk recommendations to modify the program tomanagement professional and support the project team? enhance effectiveness toward the business result3. Are you responsible for assessing and identifying or strategic intent?project risks? 5. Do you have advanced skills in finance,4. Are you responsible for preparing mitigation plans cross-cultural awareness, leadership,and capitalising on opportunities? communication, influence, negotiation and conflict resolution? 6. Are you familiar with the latest edition of the PMBOK® Guide and The Standard for Program Management?
Skilled project managers are in demand around the world.A globally recognised project management credential showsemployers that you have the knowledge, experience, andeducation to effectively contribute to project team success.The four-step process outlined here will show you the pathwayto applying for, earning and maintaining a PMI credential—animportant investment in your career that can increase your jobstability, expand your earning potential and help you to standout to employers.Five Reasons to Earn a PMI CredentialCertification is an important step in career development and recognisesqualified and competent individuals. Here are five reasons why projectmanagement practitioners become PMI-certified.1. PMI credentials recognise your project management knowledge, skills and abilities. PMI serves as an unbiased endorsement of your project management knowledge and professional experience on a global level.2. PMI credentials reflect achievement. Our credentials show that you have demonstrated excellence in the field by meeting standard requirements established by global project management practitioners.3. PMI credentials can lead to greater earnings. Many credential holders experience salary increases because of their certification status.4. PMI credentials can lead to career opportunities and advancement. Our family of credentials identifies you as a practitioner who has demonstrated competency in project management processes or in knowledge and experience in specialty areas of practice based on industry standards.5. PMI credentials allow for greater recognition from employers. PMI credential holders gain increased recognition from employers for taking the extra step in professional development.For more information and to apply for a PMI credential,visit PMI.org STEP 3
STEP 2C H E C K Y O U R ELIGIBILITY CAPM PMI-SP PMI-RMP PMP PgMP CAPM® PMI-SP®CREDENTIAL DEFINITION The CAPM credential recognises a demonstrated The PMI-SP credential recognises demonstrated understanding of the fundamental knowledge, knowledge and expertise in the specialised area of processes and terminology as defined in the developing and maintaining the project schedule. PMBOK® Guide that are needed for effective project management performance.EXAMINATION FEE PMI Member Non-Member PMI Member Non-Member US$225 (€185) US$300 (€250) US$520 (€430) US$670 (€555)WHO SHOULD APPLY FOR THIS CREDENTIAL? Project team members who: Project team members with specialised expertise in project scheduling • provide subject matter expertise (e.g., marketing, ﬁnance, customer care, processing, fulﬁllment) • serve as project sponsors, facilitators, liaisons or coordinatorsEDUCATION High school diploma, Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, High school diploma, or the global equivalent global equivalent or Associate’s Degree or higher degree or the global equivalentPROJECT MANAGEMENT EDUCATION 23 hours (without work experience) Minimum 30 hours in project schedulingPROFESSIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT 1,500 hours of professional experience With Bachelor’s With high schoolWORK EXPERIENCE on a project team Degree or global diploma or global (without project management education) equivalent within equivalent within the last five years: the last five years: or a minimum of a minimum of 3,500 hours of 5,000 hours of work experience in work experience in project scheduling project schedulingEXAMINATION INFORMATION 3-hour, 150-question, 3.5-hour, 170-question, multiple-choice examination multiple-choice examinationEXAMINATION PREPARATION TIPS • Review the CAPM credential handbook — • Review the PMI-SP credential handbook paying particular attention to the CAPM • Review the PMI-SP Examination Specification examination blueprint • Review the latest edition of the PMBOK® Guide • Review the Practice Standard for Scheduling • Review the latest edition of the PMBOK® Guide • Enroll in formal study courses • Participate in a web-based self-study course offered by PMI • Enroll in formal study courses
To be eligible for a PMI credential, applicants must meet specific educational, project and/or programmanagement experience requirements. Applicants also must pass evaluations including a rigorousmultiple-choice examination designed to objectively assess and measure professional ability.PMI-RMP® PMP® PgMP®The PMI-RMP credential recognises demonstrated The PMP recognises a demonstrated The PgMP credential recognises demonstratedknowledge and expertise in the specialised understanding of knowledge and skill to experience, skill, and performance in oversightarea of assessing and identifying project risks lead and direct project teams to deliver of multiple, related projects that are aligned withalong with plans to mitigate threats and results within the constraints of budget, organizational objectives.capitalise on opportunities. time and scope.PMI Member Non-Member PMI Member Non-Member PMI Member Non-MemberUS$520 (€430) US$670 (€555) US$405 (€340) US$555(€465) US$1500(€1250) US$1800 (€1500)Project team members with specialised expertise Those who: Those who:in project risk management. • are responsible for all aspects of a project • manage programs that contain complex for the life of a project. activities that span functions, organisations, geographic regions and cultures. • lead and direct cross-functional teams to deliver projects within the constraints of time, • build credibility, establish rapport and budget and scope. maintain communication with stakeholders at multiple levels, including those external to the organisation. • possess advanced skills in finance, cross-cultural awareness, leadership, communication, influence, negotiation and conflict resolution.Bachelor’s Degree High school diploma Bachelor’s Degree High school diploma Bachelor’s Degree High school diplomaglobal equivalent or Associate’s Degree global equivalent or Associate’s Degree global equivalent or Associate’s Degreeor higher degree or the global equivalent or higher degree or the global equivalent or higher degree or the global equivalentMinimum 30 hours in project risk management 35 hours Not applicableWith Bachelor’s With high school With Bachelor’s With high school With Bachelor’s With high schoolDegree or global diploma or global Degree or global diploma or global Degree or global diploma or globalequivalent within equivalent within equivalent within equivalent within equivalent within equivalent withinthe last five years: the last five years: the last eight years: the last eight years: the last 15 years: the last 15 years: a ora minimum of a minimum of a minimum of a minimum of four years minimum of four3,000 hours of work 4,500 hours of work three years unique five years unique (6,000 hours) years (6,000 hours) of orexperience in project experience in project non-overlapping or non-overlapping of project project managementrisk management risk management professional professional management experience experience during experience during experience AND AND seven years which at least 4,500 which at least 7,500 four years (6,000 (10,500 hours) hours are spent hours are spent hours) of program of program leading and directing leading and directing management management project tasks project tasks experience experience3.5-hour, 170-question, 4-hour, 200-question, Evaluation 1 Evaluation 2 Evaluation 3multiple-choice examination multiple-choice examination Panel review 4-hour, Online 170-question, Multi-Rater multiple-choice Assessment examination• Review the PMI-RMP credential handbook • Review the PMP credential handbook • Review the PgMP credential handbook• Review the PMI-RMP Examination Specification • Review the PMP Examination Specification • Review the PgMP Examination Specification• Review the latest edition of the PMBOK® Guide • Review the PMP Sample Questions document • Review the PgMP Sample Questions document• Enroll in formal study courses • Review the latest edition of the PMBOK® Guide • Review the latest edition of the PMBOK® Guide • Enroll in formal study courses • Review The Standard for Program Management*PROG RAM MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE: FOR EACH PROGRAM LISTED, THERE MUST BE AT LEAST TWO CORRESPONDING PROJECTS THAT SHARE THE COMMON STRATEGIC GOAL AND BUDG ET OF THE PROGRAM.