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Yes I will come to your company to provide training (PMP Certification and Project Essentials). 5 or more students

I recommend that you ask your employer to pay for the costs, as the PMP certification will help your professional development.

Yes we can provide a letter for you to submit to your company if they are paying the cost for your certification course.

Contact us BEFORE you go to management and ask them for the funds.

What is the PMP Certification Examination?

The PMP examination is comprised of 200 mutually-exclusive, four-option, multiple-choice questions. The exam is designed to test for an understanding of how to apply project management practices to achieve project objectives.

What are the education or work experience requirements needed?

Candidates must complete the verification section of the online application to apply to take the PMP Exam. There are two sets of experience requirements depending on whether or not an applicant holds a baccalaureate degree.

For candidates who hold a baccalaureate degree:

4,500 hours minimum PM experience gained within the last 8 years prior to application and covering at least 36 unique, non-overlapping months are required. This experience must include leading and directing the project. If the applicant worked on multiple projects during the same month, the hours count toward the 4,500 hours required, but any month in which an applicant was working on more than one project would only count as one month toward the 36 months required.

At least 35 contact hours of specific instruction that addresses learning objectives in project management are required. Hours may include content on project quality, scope, time, cost, human resources, communications, risk, procurement, integration, or stakeholder management. Instruction may be delivered by a PMI Registered Education Provider*, university or college, internal corporate learning program, distance-learning program, or any other formal learning resource. No time limit is associated with when the 35 hours were accrued.

For candidates who do not hold a baccalaureate degree:

7,500 hours minimum PM experience gained within the last 8 years prior to application and covering at least 60 unique, non-overlapping months are required. This experience must include leading and directing the project. If the applicant worked on multiple projects during the same month, the hours count toward the 7,500 hours required, but any month in which an applicant was working on more than one project would only count as one month toward the 60 months required.

At least 35 contact hours of specific instruction that addresses learning objectives in project management are required. Hours may include content on project quality, scope, time, cost, human resources, communications, risk, procurement, integration, or stakeholder management. Instruction may be delivered by a PMI Registered Education Provider*, university or college, internal corporate learning program, distance-learning program, or any other formal learning resource. No time limit is associated with when the 35 hours were accrued.

What is the cost of the exam?

Cost for PMI members is $405. Cost for nonmembers is $555.

How many hours of study time are necessary to pass the exam?

Although it certainly depends on individual learning styles and comfort level with exams of this type, students should expect to spend around 40-50 hours studying for the exam in addition to the time spent in the classroom.

Read all you can about the certification process: 

https://www.pmi.org/certifications/process

PMI Salary Survey:

https://www.pmi.org/about/press-media/press-releases/global-survey-reveals-pmp-certified-project-managers-earn-20-percent-more

PMBOK 6th Edition:

https://marketplace.pmi.org/Pages/ProductDetail.aspx?GMProduct=00101602400