The Project Management Institute (PMI®) stands as a global leader in
the field of project management. It is well known that PMI certification
involves a rigorous, examination-based process that represents the highest
caliber in professional standards.
Therefore, PMI’s professional certification is universally accepted and
recognized. As a demonstration of our commitment to professional excellence,
the PMI program also maintains ISO 9001 certification in Quality Management
Systems. Read more about Certifications in the News.
Project Management Professional (PMP®)
If you enjoy the prestige that comes from being the best in your field, then
you’ll appreciate the professional advantages derived from attaining the
Project Management Professional (PMP) status. The PMP designation
following your name tells current and potential employers that you have a solid
foundation of project management knowledge that can be readily applied in the
Qualification. To be eligible for the PMP certification, you must
first meet specific education and experience requirements and agree to adhere
to a code of professional conduct. The final step in becoming a PMP is
passing a multiple-choice examination designed to objectively assess and
measure your project management knowledge. This computer-based examination is
In addition, those who have been granted PMP certification must
demonstrate an ongoing professional commitment to the field of project
management by satisfying PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements Program.
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Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM™)
As project management grows in scope, importance, and recognition, so do the
related career and certification options available to you. A logical stepping
stone to the PMP and a boost to your overall professional development is the
CAPM. The CAPM is intended for those practitioners who provide project
management services but are relatively new to the profession. Obtaining your
CAPM can go a long way toward enhancing your employment and/or project
assignment responsibilities – and getting you recognized in the workplace!
Like the PMP, CAPM candidates must first meet specific education and
experience requirements and then pass an examination.
Examination Preparation Overview For PMI Certification
It’s easier than you think and it’s about you and your experience!
Candidates for CAPM and PMP certification often ask, “How should I prepare
for the exam?” Because the exam is meant to assess the candidate's knowledge
acquired through experience in the field, PMI does not have prescribed
guidelines for a specific course of study. However, PMI has a number of
resources to help you develop a plan of study that best suits your needs,
learning style, lifestyle, and experience. A number of organizations, including
those in PMI's Registered Education Provider Program (R.E.P.), have prepared
materials specifically targeted for use when preparing for the CAPM and PMP