How do I receive the Project Management Professional (PMP®) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPMTM) credential?

To obtain the PMP or CAPM credential, you must first demonstrate that you are eligible by meeting the following eligibility requirements.

PMP

Category 1: Baccalaureate/equivalent university degree. 4500 hours of Project Management Experience. 3 years of Project Management Experience within the past six-year period prior to the application. 36 unique (non-overlapping) months of Project Management experience.35 contact hours of Project Management education.  Cost: $555.00 U.S. Dollars for non-members of PMI; $405.00 U.S. Dollars for members of PMI.1

Category 2: High school diploma/equivalent secondary school credential. 7500 hours of Project Management Experience. Five yeas of Project Management Experience within the past eight-year period prior to the application. 60 unique (non-overlapping) months of project management experience.35 contact hours of Project Management education.  Cost: $555.00 U.S. Dollars for non-members of PMI; $405.00 U.S. Dollars for members of PMI. 1

Note:  PMP eligibility requirements are subject to change by the Project
Management Institute.  Please refer to www.pmi.org for current eligibility requirements and exam cost information.



CAPM

Category 1: Baccalaureate/equivalent university degree. 1500 hours of Project Management Experience. 2 years of Project Management Experience within the past two-year period prior to the application. 24 unique (non-overlapping) months of Project Management experience.23 contact hours of Project Management education.  Cost: $300.00 U.S. Dollars for non-members of PMI; $225.00 U.S. Dollars for members of PMI.

Category 2: High school diploma/equivalent secondary school credential. 2500 hours of Project Management Experience. Two years of Project Management Experience within the past four-year period. 24 unique (non-overlapping) months of project management experience.23 contact hours of Project Management education.  Cost: $300.00 U.S. Dollars for non-members of PMI; $225.00 U.S. Dollars for members of PMI.

Note:  CAPM eligibility requirements are subject to change by the Project Management Institute.  Please refer to www.pmi.org for current eligibility requirements and exam cost information.

Candidates may apply by completing and submitting via postal mail only a PMP paper application or a CAPM paper application. Candidates may also apply on-line at www.pmi.org for the PMP and CAPM credentials for faster processing.

Once your application has been processed, if eligible, you will receive an eligibility letter containing detailed scheduling instructions to take the PMP or CAPM examinations.

Test candidates have 1 year from the date their application is approved and processed to take the exam. Candidates may take the exam once within each eligibility period. The candidate’s eligibility expiration date is printed on the 1st page of the eligibility letter the candidate receives if their application is approved.

If eligibility to take the CAPM examination has not expired, candidates who applied for, but did not take the CAPM examination, may request cancellation of their CAPM application and submit a PMP application instead. The candidate must pay the full certification fee for the PMP examination, and a processing fee of $100.00 will apply.