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PMP Credential

The Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential was initiated in 1984 to recognize an individual’s demonstrated understanding of the knowledge and skills to lead and direct project teams and to deliver results within the constraints of schedule, budget, and resources. Candidates for the PMP credential ensure that all of the aspects of the project plan are executed and that progress and variances are properly addressed and communicated. They are responsible for all aspects of the project for the life of the project and not only lead and direct the project, but also oversee project team members.

The PMP Role Delineation states that candidates for the PMP credential:

  • Perform their duties under general supervision and are responsible for all aspects of the project for the life of the project
  • Lead and direct cross-functional teams to deliver projects within the constraints of schedule, budget, and scope
  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge and experience to appropriately apply a methodology to projects that have reasonably well-defined project requirements and deliverables

To be eligible for the PMP credential, you must meet certain educational and professional experience requirements. All project management experience must have been accrued within the last eight consecutive years prior to your application submission.

Educational BackgroundProject Scheduling ExperienceProject Scheduling Education
High school diploma, associate’s degree or global equivalent Minimum five years/60 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 7,500 hours were spent leading and directing project tasks* 35 contact hours of formal education
OR
Bachelor’s degree or global equivalent Minimum three years/36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 4,500 hours were spent leading and directing project tasks* 35 contact hours of formal education
*Leading and directing project tasks as identified in the Project Management Professional Examination Specification. Within the total hours of project management experience, experience in all five process groups is required. However, on a single project, you do not need to have experience in all five process groups.

The Dayton / Miami Valley Chapter does offer exam preparation classes for the PMP credential. Class offerings are listed in the Events calendar and are generally held twice each year as a set of five classes. If you do not see a class offering in the Events calendar and are interested in training for this credential, please contact the VP of Professional Development. Additional information concerning this credential can also be found on the PMI Website - Credential Overview page.