Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Track

Project Management Certification class at MC
The PMP® Exam is Changing July 1, 2020

The Project Management Institute (PMI) released a new PMP® Exam Content Outline (ECO) on June 30, 2019 that will take effect July 1, 2020. The new ECO helps PMI ensure that the PMP® exam reflects the current practices of project managers around the world.

Our Spring 2020 PMP® Exam Prep Courses will be the last offered before the change.

Position yourself for a big career move with the PMP® Certification

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The Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is a proven way to enhance your resume and elevate your career potential. A career in project management offers a variety of jobs across industries, incredible growth potential, and excellent compensation.

  •  Earn a higher salary: PMP® credential holders can earn upward of 23% more annually than non-credentialed jobholders according to PMI’s Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey 10th Editionnew window.
  •  Earn a prestigious certification recognized around the globe.
  •  Build skills and knowledge that are transferable between industries, market segments and geographic locations.

Prepare to pass the PMP® Exam

Ensure you're prepared for the rigorous PMP exam with Montgomery College's NEW & enhanced Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Track. This intensive program combines expert instruction with The CERTWISE™ Learning System for PMP® Exam Preparation training materials to meet and exceeds PMI’s 35 educational contact hour PMP® Exam requirement. Our course will help you learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the PMP® exam.

PMP® Certification Prerequisites

To obtain a PMP® Certification you must meet the requirements of the Project Management Institute (PMI), which includes a general educational requirement, Project Management education requirement and Project Management experience. Based on these three factors (a table is below), you can determine whether you can qualify for the PMP® or if you may need to obtain the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Certification.

To apply for the PMP® THROUGH THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE, you need to meet all education and experience prerequisites in one of the following two categories:

PMP® Category A:

General Education

Secondary Degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)

Project Management Experience

Minimum five years/60 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 7,500 hours were spent leading and directing the project

Project Management Education

35 hours of project management education or CAPM® Certification

PMP® Category B:

General Education

A four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent)

Project Management Experience

Minimum three years/36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 4,500 hours were spent leading and directing the project

Project Management Education

35 hours of project management education or CAPM® Certification

Leading and directing the project as identified with the tasks, knowledge, and skills specific in the Project Management Professional Examination Content Outline.

You should have experience in all five process groups across all your project management experience submitted on the application. However, on a single project, you do not need to have experience in all five process groups.

All project management experience must have been accrued within the last eight consecutive years prior to your application submission.

PMP® Certification Track Required Courses:

If you are not sure which sequence of courses is right for you, please contact Transcie Almonte-Sabio, Program Director at 240-567-3828 or John Amoroso, Program Assistant at 240-567-3825.

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Need Assistance with your PMP® Application?

We offer a one of a kind PMP® Application Workshop!

Montgomery College provides individualized consulting on completing your application form to sit for the PMP® exam. This course is where students can get answers to their specific questions and customized instructions completing the rigorous application process. Students are encouraged to bring their laptops and records of project management experience for individualized assistance.

Many certified professionals say it is one of the most complicated and complex application forms they have completed. Our PMP® credentialed instructors get requests from confused project managers for assistance completing their applications. We are pleased to offer this one of a kind course where our students get their questions answered by an experienced credential holder with years of experience helping students.

View our schedule for PMC 017, PMP® Application Workshop. new window


Why Enroll in this Sequence?
  • Learn the entire PMBOK® Guide–Sixth Edition with our experienced and certified PMP® instructors.
  • Prepare for class and the exam with The Learning System for PMP® Exam Preparation, included in the tuition of the PMP® Certification Prep Course or the PMP® Boot Camp. This interactive study program includes printed study materials, online quizzes, flashcards, PMP® exam emulation, and more. You will have access to the online study tools for an entire year.
  • Discuss topics and network with peers from a variety of industries.
  • Stay on track to complete your PMP® studies with our structured learning environment.
  • Meet the 35 hour project management education prerequisite.
  • Take advantage of your employer’s tuition reimbursement program.
PMP® Preparation

Our PMP® final courses (Certification Prep or Boot Camp) are designed to prepare individuals for the exam. Candidates must meet education and experience requirements, agree to a professional code of conduct, and pass the PMP® exam. To see the requirements for the PMP®, please view the table above.

PMP® Application

The Application for the PMP® is one of the most tedious out there and audits are frequent. 
You must provide information on meeting the prerequisite channels (from the table above). Here is more information about the specifics:

  • For Project Experience: You must have experience leading a project to meet the required hours. This is the primary reason for a tedious audit process. All hours must be recorded and references to the project may be required. Any hours towards the experience must have been completed within the last 7 years
  • For Educational Requirement: Report and/or claim courses as taken with Montgomery College. We are a registered education provider for PMI.
PMP® Exam Details

Format of Exam:

  • Computer-based testing available year-round (no exam windows)
  • 200 multiple choice questions
  • Must complete the exam in 4 hours

The price to sit for an exam is:

For PMI Members: US$ 405.00
For PMI non-members: US$ 555.00
Exam Proctor: Thomson Prometric Testing Centers

Certification Handbook: Download the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Handbook (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) for more information including eligibility, payment, audit process, policies and procedures, the PMI Code of Ethics and more.

Recertification: A PMP® credential holder will need to earn 60 PDUs per three-year cycle. For more details, go to our Project Management PDUs Page

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