How to Begin Your PMP® Application

Before you can sit for your PMP exam, you must complete your exam application. Many people have trouble getting started. Here's the answer:

Complete details on your PMP exam application are in a PMI publication called The PMP Handbook. You can download it here:

Here are three steps to get you started:

  1. You can complete and mail in a paper application, or you can complete an online application. Choose the online one. It starts with creating a free online account at http://www.pmi.org. Then go to https://certification.pmi.org to begin your exam application. Enter your basic contact information, then proceed.
  2. You must report 35 contact hours of project management training. If you are enrolled in a four-day PMP boot camp, you can enter the boot camp hours on the last day of the course. 
  3. Record your project experience. This topic is covered in a Frequently-Asked Question.