Become a PMP

Project Management Professional (PMP)®

Service members with leadership experience may qualify for the PMP certification.

A PMP certification shows employers that you have mastered the art of managing high-impact projects. On average, PMPs earn higher salaries (up to 25% higher in the U.S.) and qualify for more career opportunities than their peers.



  • A high school diploma, associate's degree or the global equivalent
  • Five years leading projects
  • 35 hours of project management education or a CAPM certification


  • Four-year degree
  • Three years leading projects
  • 35 hours of project management education OR a CAPM certification

Exam details

  • The PMP application requires you to organize your work experience. See what you need in order to apply.
  • 200 multiple-choice questions, four hours to complete
  • To maintain your PMP, you must earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) every three years.

Funding available

Service members, veterans and military spouses may qualify for funding opportunities as part of their benefits package. Visit to see if you qualify.

Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL) is a credentialing awareness and information resource for Service members. Branch-specific online portals map military occupations to their civilian counterparts so that both current and transitioning Service members can identify relevant positions for consideration.



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Test on base

PMI certification exams are now available at Pearson VUE test centers located on major US military installations. Visit to find a test center near you.

Online proctored delivery

PMI offers the option to take your PMP exam online. Learn more about system requirements and the online proctored experience.