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.
  • 180 questions
  • 230 minutes to complete the exam
  • One additional break for a total of two 10-minute breaks for computer-based tests.
  • Questions will be a combination of multiple-choice, multiple responses, matching, hotspot and limited fill-in-the-blank. See prototype questions to learn more.
  • To maintain your PMP, you must earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) every three years.
  • Learn about online proctored delivery

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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 CAPM, PMP, PMI-ACP or PMI-PBA exam online. Learn more about online proctored testing for PMI Certifications.