Certification

checklist 2945401 640In an increasingly project-oriented business environment, PMI® certifications ensure that you fulfill the project manager’s requirements. The globally recognized PMI certifications demonstrate your professionalism in project management.

As a sponsor, project manager or project employee, PMI® offers you a comprehensive certification program for different knowledge and experience levels. All PMI ® certifications are internationally accredited, valid worldwide and industry independent.

PMI® was the first organization to offer certifications specifically to project managers. PMI ® certifications are the world's leading standard. They were developed by practitioners for practitioners and reflect the current best practices. The following certifications are offered by PMI:

Through your PMI ® certification, you demonstrate internationally recognized expertise and your commitment to professionalism in project management.

Additional information about PMI certifications

  • Overview about the certification process: https://www.pmi.org/certifications/process
  • Frequently asked questions about certifications- FAQ: https://www.pmi.org/certifications/faq
  • Please note that it is not PMI or the local chapters that conduct the certification exam; This is outsourced to the company Prometric (https://www.prometric.com/en-us/Pages/home.aspx). Exam dates can only be set up there online and only after the requirements have been checked by PMI (PMI awards a personal so-called Eligibility ID). For questions about exam dates etc., you can contact Prometric directly: https://www.prometric.com/en-us/contact-us/pages/contactmain.aspx
  • The PMI German Chapters’ collaboration generally does not recommend any training provider. The PMI list of registered education providers can be found at: https://ccrs.pmi.org/search/providers. Alternatively, you can check the respective chapter websites about their chapter sponsor related services.

 

>> Important News regarding exams as of 2019 <<

Beginning in 2019, you will see exciting, new changes to the PMI certification program. These changes will take some time to implement but PMI committed to keeping you informed. For further information look at https://www.pmi.org/update-center/certification-changes . The first change is moving to Pearson VUE for all certification exam delivery to provide more testing locations - over 5,000 worldwide. PMI is moving to Pearson VUE to provide a better overall exam experience. All certification examinations worldwide (except China) will be run through Pearson VUE to provide:

  • Additional test locations: With more testing locations available, choosing a convenient test site is easier than ever. (Find a Pearson VUE testing location here.)
  • Online proctoring for PMI-ACP® and CAPM®: Candidates can now test from their home or office for increased convenience and ease-of-access. No other certifications are scheduled for online proctoring at this time.
  • Versatility to U.S. Service Members: Pearson VUE offers a global U.S. Federal and military on-base test center network in the marketplace, allowing US Service and government members to test where serve around the world.

Important Dates

  • 1 March 2019 - PMI-ACP scheduling available at Pearson VUE
  • 1 April 2019 - PMI-ACP testing begins at Pearson VUE centers and online proctoring
  • 1 April 2019 - Scheduling available at Pearson VUE for PMP®, PgMP®, PfMP®, PMI-PBA®, PMI-SP® and PMI-RMP® exams
  • 30 June 2019 - Last date for testing at Prometric centers
  • 1 July 2019 - Testing begins at Pearson VUE centers for PMP, PgMP, PfMP, PMI-PBA, PMI-SP and PMI-RMP exams

For further important dates for candidates who scheduled or wants to schedule an exam, please look here: https://www.pmi.org/update-center/certification-changes/exam-vendor-change 

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