PMP Prerequisites

This exam preparation course is designed to prepare you to pass either the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) or the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification exams offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI®).

This course is open to all who want to register. However, you should make sure you are able to meet the PMI requirements for obtaining either the CAPM or the PMP credential.

Requirements for the CAPM credential:

  • High school diploma/global equivalent AND
  • 1,500 hours project management experience OR
  • 23 hours project management education

Requirements for the PMP credential:

  • High school diploma/global equivalent AND
  • 5 years project management experience AND
  • 35 hours project management education

OR

  • Bachelor's degree/global equivalent AND
  • 3 years project management experience AND
  • 35 hours project management education

More information on specific requirements for the credentials, including exam costs, exam format, and maintenance of credentials is available on the Certification Benefits section of the PMI web site.

*Note: While we are providing this information to you for your convenience, we are not associated with PMI and cannot advise you on their practices/policies; therefore, you are encouraged to research PMI's requirements for obtaining their credentials in the Obtaining Credentials section of the PMI web site.

In addition to the PMI requirements, you should also be aware of the following requirements/recommendations:

  • You must agree to take the CAPM/PMP certification exam within 90 days after completion of the course. Your "pass guarantee" is dependent on meeting this requirement. And, your chance for success with the exam increases if your exam attempt comes soon after the course completion.
  • We strongly encourage you to join the PMI organization. Information on joining PMI is available in the Benefits of Membership section of the PMI web site.