This is a second part of a series of five posts. Please read the first post “What is the PMP“, if you are landing here directly from any search result or a referral.
There are three PMP Eligibility criteria that you have to fulfill in order to sit for the PMP Certification examination. These conditions are as follows:
- You must be a Four Year Degree (Bachelor’s Degree or global equivalent) or Secondary Degree (High School Diploma, associates’s degree or global equivalent) holder: This is the first condition to be eligible for the PMP Certification examination. The Degree or Diploma can be in any discipline.
- Project Management Experience: Project Management Experience is the second condition to be eligible for the PMP Certification exam. If you are Degree holder, you should have at least 4,500 hours (about three years) and if you are a Diploma holder, you should have 7,500 hours (about five years) of experience in leading and directing projects.
- Project Management Training: You must have 35 contact hours of formal PM education training and this training can be obtained from a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). There are various modes of training available from R.E.P.s. Some are provided online and other through live classes. Online training programs are found to be cheaper than the live classes.
You can now move to third part, “What is the PMP Application Process?“