PMI(R)PMP Requirements, Costs & 35 Contact Hours Certificate For PMP(R) Certification

PMI(R)PMP Requirements, Costs & 35 Contact Hours Certificate For PMP(R) Certification
Project Management Training, PMP(R)Requirements - 10-21-2020 See 4-day or Two Weekend PMP® Certification with Exam Prep schedules..

Formal Education Contact Hours & Other Requirements for PMI’s PMP Exam Approval:

To be accepted by the Project Management Institute to sit for the PMP Exam you need to fulfill the 35 formal education contact hours of project management training or you need a CAPM credential. The Exam Prep Course for the exam starting 1-2-2021 uses the PMMI(R) Authorized PMP(R) Exam Prep book. This is the ONLY authorized book; however, supplemental materials can be given to the trainees. Our PMP Certification Training with Exam Prep course can be onsite for organizations or groups or 100% Live Online for individuals, organizations and groups (4 or 5 days of training). This class is designed to give you your project management 35 training hours as well as prepare you to take the PMP Exam and provides you the skills to drive success projects within industry best practices. You will receive a Certificate of Completion for the 35 contact hours.

See Supplement materials. A link will be provided soon.

Other Education Requirements If have a four-year college degree or equivalent or greater you need 4,500 hours of project experience with a total of 3 years of experience, (36 months submitted) or 7,500 hours with a minimum of 5 years of experience (60 months submitted) if you have less than four’s years of college or equivalent or you have a high school diploma or equivalent. You do not need HR title of a project manager in order to qualify to sit for the PMP Exam. However, for the PMP exam you need to show that you lead and directed all your projects. PMP exam applicants can go back up to 8 years to gather your experience for the PMP Exam, to report the required months and hours. Start at your most current year and count the number of months you have of project management experience, Call Nereda Haque, PMP at 360-584-8614 or email her if you have any questions Nereda Haque will be happy to help you understand the requirements further if you are considering doing your training with SmartPath LLC. At SmartPath LLC, we help people pre-qualify by reviewing your resume before they pay for training, asking you questions if necessary. we provide application guidance and checklists in the classroom.

PMI Fees:
If you are a PMI member ($129* is the membership fee and a $10 membership application fee) then the PMP exam cost $405* for the PMP credential Exam. If you are not a member the exam costs you $555.* Membership is helpful to maintain PDU visibility and tracking after you attain your credential. In order to be able to sit the PMP Exam and schedule it, you must first submit your experience. It usually takes 3 to 5 business days for PMP Exam approval. At that point you will be emailed that you are approved and you can schedule your Exam. After you pay for your Exam, a lower percentage of Exam applicants are selected for audit. Use your colleagues for references or managers who are easy-to-find managers so you can exit audit as quickly as possible.

You take your PMP Exam at a Pearsons' Vue Exam site or take it Live Online. You will be given a direct link in your PMI dashboard after your exam is paid for so you can schedule your PMP exam.

(1) Take your 35 hours for exam approval
(2) Submit your application
(3) Upon receiving your PMP exam approval, pay the Project Management Institute
(4) Schedule or Exam following the instructions you are given following your exam payment or follow the instructions for your audit.

*PMI requirements at the time of writing. Please go to and download the PMP Handbook for the latest details.


Classes are held over two weekends or 4 weekdays. A 5-day class is often offered when we are working with multiple time zones or for onsite training at organizations.

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