The Project Management Institute (PMIÂ®) offers a project management certification program called the Project Management Professional (PMPÂ®) certification. PMI oversees the development, evaluation, update, promotion and administration of this rigorous certification program that involves an examination of the highest caliber.
The Project Management Professional (PMPÂ®) program is recognized and highly valued by the international community of professionals in project management. It was created with the goal of objectively evaluating and measuring an individual's professional knowledge. The prerequisites and eligibility requirements for the program are applied equally, without bias and are in accordance with applicable laws.
The Project Management Professional (PMPÂ®) certification is aimed at project managers with both work experience and formal training in project management. In order to be eligible for the PMPÂ® exam, you must fulfill one of the following two criteria.
- Category 1: Four-year degree (bachelorâ€™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 AND 35 contact hours of formal education
- Category 2: Secondary degree (high school diploma, associateâ€™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 AND 35 contact hours of formal education
PMI-Montreal offers preparation courses that fulfill the 35 hour formal training requirement. These courses are offered three times a year with varied schedule formats.
Holders of the PMPÂ® certification must acquire 60 PDUs (Professional Development Units) every three-year cycle in order to maintain their certification.