With over 700,000 Project Management Professionals worldwide, the Project Management Institute’s certification program is now a standard across all industries. Becoming a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® involves meeting certain education and experience requirements, and passing a 200-question exam. (PMP Certification Handbook from PMI.) The PMP eligibility requirements are:
35 contact hours of formal education and
4500 hours of project management experience over the past eight years, with a bachelor’s degree, or 7500 hours of project management experience with a high school diploma, or equivalent.
While the Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is targeted at experienced project managers, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® does not require previous project management experience. The CAPM eligibility requirements are:
High school diploma, associate’s degree, or global equivalent Plus
Either 23 hours of formal project management education or 1500 hours of project team experience
These project management certification courses are offered on an open-enrollment basis at our Project Management Education Center in Bellevue, WA, (which also serves Seattle, Olympia, Redmond, Renton, Everett, and Tacoma), as well as at our Project Management Education Center in Tucson, AZ (which also serves the Greater Phoenix area, Oro Valley, and Sierra Vista / Fort Huachuca), and other select locations such as Grand Cayman. We also provide them on an on-site basis anywhere in the world.