Project Management Professional®, Certification
Directed by the Project Management Institute®, the Project Management Professional (PMP)®, certification is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers.
Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP certification demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to successfully lead and direct projects. The PMP certification improves your marketability to employers and increases your salary. PMP certified project managers earn 22% more than non-PMP project managers with the same amount of project management experience, according to the 2015 Project Management Institute Salary Survey.
To apply for the Project Management Professional certification, an experienced project manager needs one of two prerequisites:
- 4,500 hours leading and directing projects, 35 hours of formal project management education, and a four-year degree, or
- 7,500 hours leading and directing projects, 35 hours of formal project management education, and a high school diploma.
To maintain your PMP certification, you must earn 60 professional development units every three years.
Certified Associate in Project Management®
The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®, credential offers recognition to practitioners who are starting a career in project management as well as project team members who wish to demonstrate their project management knowledge.
To apply for the Certified Associate in Project Management certification, you need one of two prerequisites:
- 23 hours of formal project management education prior to taking the exam, or
- 1,500 hours of project experience and a high school diploma.
To maintain your CAPM, you must retake the exam every five years.
CAPM and PMP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
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