PMI's Project Management Professional ("PMP®") credential is the project management profession's most globally recognized and respected certification credential. To obtain PMP certification an individual must satisfy education and experience requirements, agree to and adhere to a Code of Ethics, and pass the PMP Certification Examination. Worldwide there are over 759,000 PMPs who provide project management services in 207 countries. Many corporations require, for individual advancement within the corporation or for employment, the individual have the PMP credential. To find more information on PMI's credential's certifications go to http://www.pmi.org (About PMI Credentials).
To learn more about re-certification, the Continuing Certification Requirements Program, visit the PMI National site. Or, follow one of the topic links below.
- Overview of the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Program
- Professional Development Unit (PDU) Qualifying Activities
- CCR Cycle Timeframes
- Reporting Forms
- View your PDUs transcript online
- CCR FAQs
- CCR HandbookHandbook
Certification Exam Training
The Maine Chapter's prep course for people planning to take the Project Management Professional Certification Examination is designed and delivered by PMI Maine members who have earned the certification. Maine PMI's prep course covers three areas:
- The PMP Exam contents and approach,
- How to apply for the exam and prepare for it
- The PMBOK Guide and supporting information
The Project Management Institute establishes standards for taking the exam, and requires the student to complete an online application that identifies; prerequisite project work experience and education before he/she can schedule the exam. The exam itself is computerized, consisting of 200 multiple-choice questions, mostly in the PMBOK Guide's nine Project Management knowledge areas: Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resource, Communications, Risk and Procurement Planning. The guide identifies 42 processes in those knowledge areas PROJECT MANAGEMENT BODY OF KNOWLEDGE (PMBOK®) Fourth Edition.
The exam is administered to the individual at the Prometric Testing Center in South Portland, Maine. Once the person's application for the exam is accepted by PMI, both the applicant and Prometric are notified.
A brief description of the development programs offered at two local universities are as follows:
• University of Southern Maine –Portland - Courses are facilitated by local business professionals.
USM provides several certificate programs as well as PMP test prep.
- Intro to the practice of PM
- Effective PM
- Implementing PM
- Agile Leadership and Process Improvement
- Lean Six Sigma Certification
- Elective courses to satisfy PDU requirements
See a complete description of the program at USM: https://www.enrole.com/usmmaine/jsp/certificate.jsp?categoryId=10002&certificateId=PROJMAN
For PMP Test Prep (https://catalog.mindedge.com/usmmaine/courses/1325/pmp-reg-exam-prep-course)