Eligibility requirements can vary based on the individual's academic and professional experience. The following categories are excerpts from the PMP® certification handbook. Please refer to the handbook itself for the latest and most accurate information, located at http://www.pmi.org

CATEGORY 1*

Educational Background Baccalaureate or global equivalent (4 yrs)  
PM Experience Min 4500 hrs leading and directing projects AND min 36 mo non-overlapping PM experience  
PM Education Min 35 contact hrs of specific instruction that addresses learning objectives in project management  

CATEGORY 2*

Educational Background High school diploma or global equivalent  
PM Experience Min 7500 hrs leading and directing projects AND min 36 mo non-overlapping PM experience  
PM Education Min 35 contact hrs of specific instruction that addresses learning objectives in project management

PMP Training: ELIGIBILITY