Qualifications offered by PMI
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) is designed for project team members, entry-level project managers and students who want a credential to recognise their value to project team performance. Click the badge for more information.
Project Management Professional (PMP®) is for those who have been leading projects for some years. Click the badge for more information.
Program Management Professional (PgMP®)is for those who have been leading projects and programmes for some years. Click the badge for more information.
The Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)® signifies your advanced competency in the coordinated management of one or more portfolios to achieve strategic objectives. Click the badge for more information.
The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® formally recognizes your knowledge of agile principles and your skill with agile techniques. It will make you shine even brighter to your employers, stakeholders and peers.
The PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)® highlights your ability to identify and assess project risks, mitigate threats and capitalize on opportunities. In this capacity, you enhance and protect the needs of your organisation. Click the badge for more information.
To be eligible for these credentials, you must first meet specific educational and project or programme management experience requirements and agree to adhere to a code of professional conduct. The final step is passing a rigorous computer-based multiple-choice examination designed to objectively assess and measure your ability to apply project or programme management knowledge. The examinations are administered globally with translation aids in 10 languages. They are available at 10 sites in the UK.
Applying For and Renewing Professional Qualifications
How to apply for professional qualifications
To apply for PMI qualifications online, we recommend you visit the Professional Development section of the PMI web site and download the certification Handbook. Review this and check you meet the eligibility requirements.
To apply for PMP and CAPM qualifications, complete the on line form. You can complete some of the form, save it and return to it. Once you submit it, PMI will assess it and if it is accepted will send you an Eligibility Letter. This explains how to book the exam. The examinations are administered globally with translation aids in 10 languages. They are available at 10 sites in the UK. Once you submit your answers at the end of the exam the system will give your score immediately, allowing you to find out whether you've passed or failed.
How to Renew Professional Qualifications
Our recommendations for renewing Project Management Institute professional certifications are described in this page.
The PMI professional credentials are:
- Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) - no renewal cycle. Expires after 5 years, after which you must reapply.
- Project Management Professional (PMP®) Renewal every 3 years, requires 60 Professional Development Units
- Program Management Professional (PgMPSM). Renewal every 3 years, requires 60 Professional Development Units
This page is for guidance only; the definitive information is at the Professional Development section of the PMI web site.Visit the PMI Professional Development Page