How to Get a PMP Certification? Step-by-Step Guide

Here is a step-by-step guide to getting your PMP certification

1. Meet the PMP certification standards

Visit the Prerequisites and Exam Details page to see if you meet all of the academic and experience criteria for the PMP certification

2. Apply Create an account with PMI and begin the application process for the PMP exam

3. Prepare for Exam It’s time to prepare for the exam. Depending on how frequently you study, this could take many months

4. Take the PMP exam The exam can be taken locally or online. The exam lasts just about four hours

5. Maintain your certification

The PMP certification lasts three years. To keep it, you'll need to spend 60 hours a year on professional development activities

Otherwise, you can re-register for the exam