What is the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification?
The PMP® program is the industry standard certification for project managers. Globally-recognized and independently validated, PMP® certification lets employers know that you have the experience and skills to successfully lead project teams.
Who can apply for PMP® certification?
PMP® Training is designed for experienced project managers who wish to improve their skills and/or increase their earning potential. To apply for PMP® certification you must:
- Have a high school diploma or associate’s degree (or the global equivalent) plus:
- at least 5 years of project management experience (7,500 hours leading projects) and at least 35 hours of project management training/education.
- Have a four-year-degree with at least 3 years of project management experience (4,500 hours leading projects) and at least 35 hours of project management training/education.
The full list of requirements can be accessed in the PMP® Handbook (http://www.pmi.org/en/Certification/~/media/PDF/Certifications/pdc_pmphandbook.ashx)
Why should I become a certified PMP®?
The PMP® credential is the gold standard for certification in the field of project management and is recognized worldwide. A PMI® Project Management certification tells employers that you have the knowledge, skills, ability, and professionalism required to launch complex projects and carry them through to their successful completion.
Many employers now require a PMP® certification for any new project management hires. When PMP®s are hired, they typically earn a higher salary than their non-PMP® counterparts.
If you are currently employed as a project manager, the PMP certification can ratchet up your performance and even earn you a pay raise.
How do I become PMP® certified?
You must apply for PMP® certification, then prepare to pass a rigorous examination on the material covered by the program. Here at Solarity, we have developed a proven training curriculum offered both in the classroom and on the web to help ensure your success.
Once certified, you will be required to meet continuing education requirements in order to maintain your credential.
Are there other project management certifications I should be looking at?
PMI® has introduced a family of credentials aimed at ensuring that project managers are prepared to meet the demands of today’s increasingly complex and projectized economy.
PMI® certification holders can be found in 180 countries and across a wide range of industries including healthcare, finance, information technology, telecommunications, and construction.
Other PMI® certifications include:
- PMI® Scheduling Professional
- PMI® Risk Management Professional
- PMI® Business Analyst
For more information on preparing for your PMP® or other certification, contact us.