PMP Qualification

0811_PMI_logo
0
Spread the love:

The PMP qualification is coordinated by the Project Management Institute (PMI). PMI is the world’s largest organisation for the project management profession. PMI is a US-based non-profit organisation established in 1969.

The PMP qualification is based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK). PMI maintains the global standards for project management practice through the following; professional development resources, industry research, career resources, leading events, volunteering opportunities, and networking.

Find out more about PMP

The PMI’s project management  qualification is in 2 levels, which are explained below:

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

Overview

CAPM is for individuals with little or no experience in project management.  Also, the CAPM qualification confirms your understanding of the basic knowledge, terminology, and processes of effective project management.

Prerequisites/eligibility

  • > A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • > 1,500 hours of project experience
    OR
  • > 23 hours of project management education to be completed before sitting the exam

Target Audience

The CAPM qualification is for the following:

  • > Individuals entering the project management profession. They include:
    •  Students
    •  Recent graduates
    •  Career starters
  • > Professionals transitioning careers
  • > Entrepreneurs; and
  • > Any other person who is interested

How to get certified

Getting certified involves the following:

Project Management Education

Paruto Institute provides you with the required 23 hours of project management training. To learn more about the training visit our PMP training page.

Exam Registration

To get certified, you are required to register for the CAPM exam on PMI’s website. Firstly, create an account with them. After that, fill out the application. Then, submit your application. Your application can either be approved or not. Upon approval of your application, you will be asked to pay the exam fees.

Exam Fee

The exam fee for a non-member is $300 while it is $225 for a member of PMI. The membership fee is $139.

Exam sitting

You can take the CAPM exam in either of the following ways:

  1. 1. Online proctored exam
  2. 2. Center-based exam.

Please note that only the center based exam is available in Lagos.

Want to know more on how to register for the exam? See our‘How to register for PMP exam’ page to know more.

Exam Format

  • > Multiple choice questions
  • > 150 questions in total
  • > 3 hours

Recertification

To maintain your CAPM qualification, you must retake the exam every five years.

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Overview

PMP is for experienced professionals who wish to validate their competence and knowledge in leading and directing projects and teams.

Prerequisites/eligibility

  • > A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • > 7,500 hours leading and directing projects
  • > 35 hours of project management education
    OR
  • > Four-year degree
  • > 4,500 hours leading and directing projects
  • > 35 hours of project management education

Target Audience

The PMP qualification is for the following:

  • > Project managers
  • > Associate/Assistant Project Managers
  • > Project directors
  • > General managers
  • > Project Managers
  • > Team Leads/Team Managers
  • > Project Executives/Project Engineers
  • > Anyone one who has interest in project management and meets the requirement.

How to get certified

Getting certified involves the following:

Project Management Education

Harrybaker provides you with the required 35 hours of project management training. To learn more about our training visit our PMP training page.

Exam Registration

To get certified, you are required to register for the PMP exam on ‘PMI’s website’.Firstly, create an account with them. Thereafter, fill out the application. Then, submit your application. Your application can either be approved, selected for audit or rejected.  Upon approval of your application, you will be asked to pay the exam fees.

Exam Fee

The exam fee for a non-member is $555 while it is $405 for a member of PMI. The membership fee is $139.

Exam sitting

You can take the PMP exam in either of the following ways:

  1. Prometric center based test.
  2. Paper-based test.

Want to know more on how to register for the exam? See our ‘How to register for the PMP exam’ page to know more.

Exam Format

The certification exam has

  • > 200 questions
  • > Multiple-choice
  • > You have four hours to complete it.

Recertification

To maintain your PMP qualification, you must earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) every three years. PDUs measures your time spent partaking in professional development and learning activities. Moreover, these activities allow you to earn PDUs and ultimately aids your growth and development as a practitioner. You can earn PDUs in the following ways:

  • > Education – Learning opportunities that allow you to expand and enhance your technical, leadership, or strategic and business management skills. If you take other courses by Paruto Institute, you can earn these PDUs.
  • > Giving back – Activities that enable you to share and utilize your knowledge and skills as a means to contribute to and help build the profession.

A detailed explanation on how to earn PDUs can be found in the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Handbook which can be found on our resources  page.

Recertification Fee

The fee for renewal is $60 for members and $150 for non-members.

Spread the love:

Related Blogs

  • https://i1.wp.com/jobs.paruto.io/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/acca-2.jpg?fit=445%2C186&ssl=1
    Mar 23, 2019
    What You Should Know…

    Why Take On ACCA? Do you aspire to become a well respected financial accountant? Do you aim for a bright..

    0 Read More
  • https://i0.wp.com/jobs.paruto.io/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Jamb.jpg?fit=700%2C394&ssl=1
    Feb 18, 2019
    JAMB registers over 1.6…

    The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says not less than 1.8 million candidates would be registered for its 2019..

    0 Read More
  • https://i1.wp.com/jobs.paruto.io/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/0811_PMI_logo.gif?fit=750%2C325&ssl=1
    Feb 3, 2019
    History of PMP

    Discussing the history of PMP will not be complete without making reference to the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Project..

    0 Read More
  • https://i1.wp.com/jobs.paruto.io/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/0811_PMI_logo.gif?fit=750%2C325&ssl=1
    Feb 3, 2019
    Benefits of PMP

    Before we proceed to talk about the benefits of PMP, let us define PMP. Project Management Professional (PMP) qualification is..

    0 Read More
  • https://i1.wp.com/jobs.paruto.io/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/0811_PMI_logo.gif?fit=750%2C325&ssl=1
    Feb 3, 2019
    PMP Framework

    The PMP framework is based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge. In other words, “The Project Management Body of Knowledge..

    0 Read More
  • https://i1.wp.com/jobs.paruto.io/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/0811_PMI_logo.gif?fit=750%2C325&ssl=1
    Feb 3, 2019
    What is PMP?

    As the name implies, Project Management Professional (PMP) is about project management. Organizations produce goods or offer services to make..

    0 Read More
  • https://i1.wp.com/jobs.paruto.io/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/0811_PMI_logo.gif?fit=750%2C325&ssl=1
    Feb 3, 2019
    PMP Exam Frequently Asked…

    Enrolling for the PMP computer-based testing (CBT) or paper-based exam can be a daunting exercise without the right guide. This..

    0 Read More
  • https://i1.wp.com/jobs.paruto.io/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/0811_PMI_logo.gif?fit=750%2C325&ssl=1
    Feb 3, 2019
    Scheduling your PMP paper-based…

    There are two available ways in which you can take the PMP exam in Nigeria. They are 1. PMP Paper-based..

    0 Read More
  • https://i1.wp.com/jobs.paruto.io/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/0811_PMI_logo.gif?fit=750%2C325&ssl=1
    Feb 3, 2019
    How to Register for…

    The PMP exam validates your knowledge and experience in project management. Before we start off on how to register for..

    0 Read More
  • https://i0.wp.com/jobs.paruto.io/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Jamb.jpg?fit=700%2C394&ssl=1
    May 2, 2018
    JAMB bans pens, wristwatches,…

    The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board has banned the use of 16 items in the forthcoming mock examinations scheduled for..

    0 Read More
  • https://i0.wp.com/jobs.paruto.io/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Jamb.jpg?fit=700%2C394&ssl=1
    Apr 30, 2018
    JAMB Admission Status Checking…

    Joint Admission and Matriculations Board, JAMB admission status checking portal is now live. Candidates that participated in the  2017/2018 Post..

    0 Read More
  • https://i1.wp.com/jobs.paruto.io/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/acca-2.jpg?fit=445%2C186&ssl=1
    Apr 30, 2018
    25 Tips for ACCA…

    Here are 25 Tips to help you Pass your ACCA Exams. Much success in ACCA examinations can be achieved by..

    0 Read More
  • https://i1.wp.com/jobs.paruto.io/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/acca-2.jpg?fit=445%2C186&ssl=1
    Apr 30, 2018
    4 Myths about passing…

    Myth 1: Practicing under exam conditions at home will help during examination. It is impossible to replicate exam hall experience,..

    0 Read More