Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Training

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Get PMP certified and show the world your project management knowledge and experience.


Individuals who hold the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) credential demonstrate a proficient level of project management leadership skills, and as a result are able to obtain compensations that exceed those of their non-credentialed counterparts.

To be eligible for a PMP credential, you must meet specific guidelines that objectively measure experience, education and professional knowledge and pass a rigorous multiple-choice examination that assesses your abilities in project management.

How to get PMP certified –

  • Complete the online application with the Project Management Institute (PMI) (Scans / faxes not accepted).
  • If your application successfully meets the eligibility requirements, you will receive an e-mail explaining how to schedule the exam.
  • Successfully complete the exam.
  • Individuals who attain a credential from PMI will be added to PMI’s Online Credential Registry and may immediately use the credential designation after their name.

Criteria for the PMP exam –

If you don’t meet the following criteria you may be eligible for a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification.

Professional Education
Applicants must have completed 35 hours of project management education.

  • Take our 5-day project management course PMP Exam Prep Boot Camp to meet the education requirement. You’ll also receive your own copy of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), and 90-days of unlimited access to our online exam simulator with over 1000 questions and answers.

Professional Work Experience
To apply you must have one of the following:

  1. A bachelor’s degree (or global equivalent) and a minimum of 3 years (4,500 hrs) spent leading and directing projects in the last 8 years
  2. A high school diploma (or global equivalent) and a minimum of 5 years (7,500 hrs) spent leading a project in the last 8 years

Exam information

  • 4 hours
  • 200 multiple choice questions
  • Visit the PMI website to apply and see pricing

PMP’s Continuing Certification Requirements – 

Congratulations you’re a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)! To maintain your certification you need to earn a total of 60 professional development units (PDU) every 3 years. PDUs can be earned under the following categories:


To maintain your certification you need to earn a minimum of 35 PDUs through continued education. Many of ctc TrainCanada’s Project Management courses provide the PDUs you need.  Of those you must have 8 PDUs in the following areas:

  • Technical,
  • Leadership, and
  • Strategic and Business Management.

Once each section is filled the remaining PDUs can be in any for the 3 areas

Giving back

You can earn a maximum of 25 PDUs for your work, volunteer, and knowledge sharing efforts over every 3-year cycle. Here are some additional restrictions.

  • Up to 8 PDUs can be earned from work experience.
  • Up to 17 PDUs can be earned from volunteering, and creating knowledge.


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