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Program Management - PgMP Certification

Course Overview

Program Management is the centralized, coordinated management of a program to achieve the program’s strategic benefits and objectives.

By definition, program management addresses systemic issues and focuses on business and strategic aspects of projects and programs that cannot be resolved at the project management level. Organizations are increasingly seeking to better integrate and coordinate multiple projects to deliver business value.

Obtaining PMI®’s globally recognized, Program Management Professional (PgMP®) credential will help you benchmark your knowledge and expertise. Being PgMP certified will serve as a value-add to your advanced experience and skills and give you a distinct advantage in employment and advancement.

The course is based on PMI’s The Standard for Program Management® – 4th Edition that focuses on:

  • Learning about the PgMP Standard
  • Program Management Performance Domain
  • Strategic Alignment
  • Program Management Lifecycle
  • Program Management Benefits
  • Program Governance
  • Program Stakeholder Management
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Course Features

  • Education Edge is a PMI REP® and our course content and material has been built based on PMI’s standard along with input from industry experts in addition to our own experience of helping hundreds of professionals score above proficiency on their first attempt.
  • Tips and guidance for completing PgMP Exam Application Process.
  • All course materials are delivered by PgMP credentialed experienced industry professionals, having many years of management and consulting career in Fortune 500 Companies.
  • Weekly exams / quizzes to assess comprehension and absorption of material to identify and address gaps before moving forward.
  • 2 full scale exams during the course and 3 once the course completes to gauge your readiness to sit for the exam
    Access to our student blog to leverage discussions, interactions and advise from past students who have successfully cleared the exam.
    Experience sharing session from PgMP cleared Student during the same month.
    24 PDUs to fulfill the application requirements or to renew your PMP or other existing certificates.


PgMP certification candidates must meet some advanced requirements to earn the designation.

To qualify for the PgMP credential, candidates must have one of the following sets of education and experience:

  • A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate degree or global equivalent), with a minimum of four years of project management experience and seven years of program management experience
  • A four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or global equivalent), with a minimum of four years of project management experience and four years of program management experience

If a candidate meets one of the above requirements, they can proceed to the next step of the PgMP application process, known as the Panel Review. In this phase, a panel of certified program managers reviews the candidate’s application and performs an assessment of the candidate’s professional experience.

PMI provides detailed information about the application process that candidates can refer to when creating their applications. For more information about the PgMP application process, visit the PgMP page on the PMI website.

Candidates who make it past the Panel Review must then pass the PgMP certification exam.


Candidates must take the PgMP certification exam within twelve months of passing the PMI Panel Review phase. The exam consists of 150 multiple-choice questions and lasts four hours.

Here is a breakdown of the major knowledge domains covered by the PgMP exam, with an approximate percentage of how many questions are dedicated to each domain:

  • Strategic Program Management (15%)
  • Program Life Cycle (44%)
  • Benefits Management (11%)
  • Stakeholder Management (16%)
  • Governance (14%)

Candidates who do not pass the PgMP exam on their first attempt may retake the exam up to two more times in the one-year qualification period. Candidates who do not pass the exam after three attempts must wait twelve months from the last exam attempt before reapplying for the PgMP.

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What is the eligibility criteria?

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 6,000 hours of project management experience
  • 10,500 hours of program management experience


  • Four-year degree
  • 6,000 hours of project management experience
  • 6,000 hours of program management experience

What do I have to do to earn the PgMP?

All candidates must pass two evaluations that include:

Application panel review during which a panel of program managers review your work experience and verify any aspect of your application.

The multiple-choice examination calls upon you to demonstrate your ability to apply your knowledge to a variety of situational or scenario-based questions.

Who are the application reviewers?

A panel of program managers has been appointed to serve as the application reviewers for the PgMP credential. PMI carefully selected members of this panel for their extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of program management. Since PMI appoints these members, there is no formal process available to the public to serve as a volunteer in this capacity. To protect applicants against any potential review bias, PMI will not provide candidate names, demographics, or employment information to the reviewers.

What is the cost of taking the PgMP exam?

The fee for PMI members is $800 and $1000 for non-members. The re-examination fee for members is $600 and for non-members $800.

How long is the PgMP certification valid for?

PgMP Certification is valid for three years and the candidate is required to attain 60 professional development units (PDUs) to maintain credentials.

Am I eligible to appear for PgMP or whether this is the right certification for me?

Please send in an email to and we will call you to discuss further.

Have more queries or questions?

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March 2019 Session

Timings:  10:30am – 2:30pm
Location:  In Class

  • DAY 1 – Sat. Mar. 09, 2019
  • DAY 2 – Sat. Mar. 16, 2019
  • DAY 3 – Sat. Mar. 23, 2019
  • DAY 4 – Sat. Mar. 30, 2019
  • DAY 5 – Sat. Apr. 06, 2019
  • DAY 6 – Sat. Apr. 13, 2019
May 2019 Session

Timings:  10:30am – 2:30pm
Location:  In Class

  • DAY 1 – Sat. May. 04, 2019
  • DAY 2 – Sat. May. 11, 2019
  • DAY 3 – Sat. May. 18, 2019
  • DAY 4 – Sat. May. 25, 2019
  • DAY 5 – Sat. Jun. 01, 2019
  • DAY 6 – Sat. Jun. 08, 2019

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