1.Learn about the eligibility requirements to apply for the PMP exam at PMMC program
* Make sure your Work Experience and Education makes you eligible for applying
If you don’t have the necessary Work Experience to apply for the PMP exam, you still can take this PMMC course with the learning standards for PMP, then apply for CAPM certification in Project Management. CAPM requires much less working experience.
2. PMI takes the PMP Application process very seriously
One of PMI ways to ensure the integrity of PMP certification is by auditing applicants throughout their programs
- Make sure you read the questions carefully and do whatever is required when you fill out your application. In PMMC, we will walk you through all these requirement.
- PMI takes its Code of Ethics very seriously and so should you. The more time you take to make sure your application is aligned with your experience, the better it will withstand an audit.
- Take the time to document your experience clearly. Make sure you know where you stored your degree, training certificates, dates, documentation, contact names, addresses and phone numbers from your projects. Better yet, create a new folder on your computer with all background information that supports your application.
Since the PMP Exam audit selection process is completely random, you shouldn’t waste your time listening to and worrying about the rumors of profiling or trigger conditions.
3. This should be obvious to you… Do not lie !
If you provide false information on your PMP application and you fail an audit because of it, you will be permanently suspended from sitting for any PMI exams. And they truly do mean forever.
- PM Experience Hours: You should use an Excel sheet to calculate your work experience hours. You can also save yourself lots of time, and purchase our PM Experience calculator sheet for just $10. In PMMC, we will walk you through all these requirement.
- Work Experience Description: When you submit your application you will be asked to provide contact persons for each and every project. Be sure to confirm their current email address and phone numbers. These contact persons could be your managers, co-workers, vendors, clients and any other applicable stakeholders from your past projects. Let them know you’re applying to take the PMP Exam. Refresh their memory about your projects by sharing with them what you’re submitting and ask them if they agree with what you’ve written. Make corrections if they disagree.
- Education: Do not mention any degrees for which you can not provide a solid proof. A bachelor degree you started for 4 months but did not finish is not a degree you can brag about on the PMI application.
- 35 Contact Hours: If you take any of our PMMC course, that is 36 PDUs Time Crashing Fast Track Program. On that certificate we indicate all the information you need for filling out this section of your PMI application. Just copy the exact information from the certificate and keep it in case of audit. Do not fill out this section of your application until you finish your training and pass our Final Test.
Quick Tip: During the application process your chances of being audited are low but real (10% to 15%). They drop dramatically after certification. Focus on making sure your information and actions are aligned with passing an audit from the start!
4. Set aside 8 hours for filling out the PMI Application
Most candidates are amazed at the amount of hours they spend filling out the PMI application. Be prepared in advance: Mark down a Saturday or Sunday on your calendar to fill out the application.
- You can fill out the PMI Application in steps: This approach works better for most candidates. Fill out the “Education” section and save your application. Then come back and continue the “Work Experience” section.
- printout out your application as you fill it out to make sure the content is accurate.
- Finish the Education and Experience sections while you study. This way you can finish your application as soon as you pass our Final Test and download the 36 Contact Hours Certificate.
Quick Tip: This PMMC courses have a Final Test. This test has 25 multiple-choice questions, and you have to answer a minimum of 17 correctly to pass.
5. Submit your PMI application after your training
The sooner you submit your application, the sooner you’ll know if you are getting audited or not. The audit process takes time so start acting like a real project manager: Plan for it in your forecasts.
- Wait for the confirmation email from PMI: After you apply for the exam, you’ll receive an email of acceptance from the PMI and it will give you instructions on how to schedule an exam appointment.
- Know the PMP Test Centers near you: You will take the exam in one of the authorized test centers worldwide, and the test centre website is also the place where you schedule the exam online.
- Mark your Exam Day: There is usually no problem scheduling your exam online. Many people who have taken the exam recommend taking it on a Monday or Tuesday; you’ve had the weekend to rest up, and the day prior to testing to take care of loose study ends and be absolutely certain of your knowledge.
- You have a year to fix your exam date: The year allotted between acceptance and actually taking the test is to allow for rescheduling should a complication arise. Once you are accepted, it really is best to go online and set your exam date right away. If you schedule it for about 3-4 months after you receive your acceptance, you’ll have time to study without having to cram.
- Check your other obligations! Make sure your family obligations, birthday ceremonies, business trips and your other obligations are taken into account before you fix the exam date.