Experience & Other Requirements

PMP® Exam Experience Requirements

The minimum experience required leading and directing project tasks is:

  • 3 years/36 months and 4,500 hours with a bachelor’s degree
  • 5 years/60 months and 7,500 hours with a bachelor’s degree

It’s okay if your title wasn’t ‘Project Manager’ – it is the experience that counts, not the title.

Project Managers and applicants for the PMP need to remember that delivering on projects is all about getting tasks done – it is all about task management. Many people assume that because they were not the overall project manager, their experience does not count. However, PMP hopefuls need to think outside the box and review their projects and tasks through the lens of a project manager, using the PMBOK framework – specifically the Project Management Processes: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, and Closing – and begin to understand where their tasks and efforts fit into the overall process of managing a project.

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