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Should I Pursue a Project Management Certification?
CAPM® | PMP® | PgMP® | PMI-ACP SM | PMI-RMP® | PMI-SP®

www.PMI.org

Skilled project managers are in demand around the world. A globally recognized project management certification shows employers that you have the knowledge, experience and education to effectively contribute to project team success. The four-step process outlined here will show you the pathway to applying for, earning and maintaining a PMI certification—an important investment in your career that can increase your job stability, expand your earning potential and help you to stand out to employers.

Six Reasons for Earning a PMI Certification
Certification is an important step in career development and recognizes qualified and competent individuals. Here are six reasons why project management practitioners become PMI certified.

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PMI certifications recognize your project management knowledge, skills and abilities. PMI serves as an unbiased endorsement of your project management expertise and professional experience on a global level. PMI certifications reflect achievement. Our certifications show that you have demonstrated excellence in the field by meeting standard requirements established by global project management practitioners. PMI certifications can lead to greater earnings. Many certification holders experience salary increases because of their certification status. PMI certifications can lead to career opportunities and career advancement. Our family of certifications identifies you as a practitioner who has demonstrated competency in project management processes or in knowledge and experience in specialty areas of practice based on industry standards. PMI certifications allow for greater recognition from employers. PMI certification holders gain increased recognition from employers for taking the extra step in professional development. PMI certifications can afford you a competitive advantage within the job market, because the certifications can differentiate you from others within your industry.

For more information and to apply for a PMI certification, visit www.PMI.org STEP 3

S TEP 2 C H E C K Y OU R E L IGI BI L I T Y CAPM®
CERTIFICATION DEFINITION

CAPM® | PMP® | PgMP® | PMI-ACP SM | PMI-RMP® | PMI-SP®

PMP®
The PMP certification recognizes competence of an individual to perform in the role of a project manager, specifically experience in leading and directing projects.

PgMP®
The PgMP certification recognizes demonstrated experience, skill and performance in the oversight of multiple, related projects that are aligned with organizational objectives.

The CAPM certification recognizes a demonstrated understanding of the fundamental knowledge, processes and terminology as defined in the PMBOK® Guide that are needed for effective project management performance. PMI Member US$225 (€185) Non-Member US$300 (€250)

EXAMINATION FEE

PMI Member US$405 (€340) Those who

Non-Member US$555(€465)

PMI Member Non-Member US$1500(€1250) US$1800 (€1500) Those who • manage programs that contain complex activities that span functions, organizations, geographic regions and cultures. • build credibility, establish rapport and maintain communication with stakeholders at multiple levels, including those external to the organization. • possess advanced skills in finance, crosscultural awareness, leadership, communication, influence, negotiation and conflict resolution.

WHO SHOULD APPLY FOR THIS CERTIFICATION?

Project team members who • provide subject matter expertise (e.g., marketing, finance, customer care, processing, fulfillment) • serve as project sponsors, facilitators, liaisons or coordinators

• are responsible for all aspects of a project for the life of a project • lead and direct cross-functional teams to deliver projects within the constraints of time, budget and scope

EDUCATION

High school diploma, associate’s degree, or the global equivalent

Bachelor’s degree,...
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