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What are the different credentials offered by PMI?

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It seems that PMI offers more than the PMP. They also have certifications for program manager and risk managers.

Can someone list all the credentials offered by PMI, along with a brief description about each (who is this credential for, what are the minimum requirements, how much does it cost)...
asked 10 years ago by anonymous

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I have read the answer below by "TheManager", and there is a small error in the link to the list of PMI certifications on the PMI website, it should point to: http://www.pmi.org/en/Certification.aspx
answered 10 years ago by anonymous
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There are currently 5 credentials offerd by PMI:

The PMP (or Project Management Professional): It is targeted at experienced project managers who want to have an official certification. Minimum requirements: 4,500 hours of professional project management experience (across all the process groups) and a university degree (if the applicant has only a high school degree then he's required to have 7,500 hours of PM experience) + 35 contact hours. Cost: $555 (non PMI members) or $405 (members)

The CAPM (or Certified Associate in Project Management): It is targeted at beginners in project management with little project management experience. Minimum requirements: 1,500 hours of work on a project team + a High School degree. Cost: $300 for non-members or $225 for members.

The PgMP (or Program Management Professional): It is targeted at program managers who want to get certified. Cost: $1800 for non-member and $1500 for PMI members. Minimum requirements: 6,000 hours of project management experience + 6000 hours of program management experience + university degree. Note: All costs are for computer based tests.

The PMI-SP (or PMI Scheduling Professional): Targeted at junior project managers who are only focused on scheduling projects. Minimum requirements is: 3,500 hours of project scheduling experience + 30 contact hours + university degree. Cost: $670 for non PMI members, $520 for members.

The PMI-RMP (or PMI Risk Management Professional): Targeted a project managers who wish to only strengthen their risk management skills:. Minimum requirements is: 3,000 of project risk management experience + 30 contact hours + university degree. Cost: $670 for non PMI members, $520 for members.

Here is a landing page for all the certifications offered by PMI:

http://www.pmi.org/en/Certification/PMI-Risk-Management-Professional-PMI-RMP.aspx

Note: The fees above are only for computer based tests, paper based tests are slightly less expensive.
answered 10 years ago by TheManager (6,220 points)

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