Education

PMI's Certification Program

The Project Management Institute (PMI®) administers a globally recognized, rigorous, education, and/or professional experience and examination-based professional credentialing program that maintains ISO 9001:2008 certification in Quality Management Systems.

PMI professional credentials — available to members of the Institute and nonmembers alike — are widely recognized and accepted throughout the world as evidence of a proven level of education, knowledge and experience in project management.

PMI offers two professional credentials: Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) and theProject Management Professional (PMP®).

For more information about the certification program, please click here to visit PMI's website.

Education Opportunities through the Chapter

The PMI Lakeshore Chapter usually holds two PMP Certification Examination preparatory courses per year - one in the Spring and one in the Fall. The Chapter also holds a number of other educational offerings for our PMP certified members.

If you took a PMP Certification Preparation Course from the Chapter and are completing your PMP Candidate Application, you will need to provide the Chapter Code Number on the application. The Chapter Code Number for the Lakeshore Chapter is C193.

PMP Certification Changes (December 2014)

The examination for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification was recently revised. There are a number of changes that you need to understand.

The exam consists of 200 questions (and you have four hours to answer them) but only 175 of them are marked to assess your project management skills and PMBOK knowledge. The remaining 25 questions are pre-test questions which PMI are evaluating for inclusion in future variations of the exam. Your answers, right or wrong, to these questions are not included in determining if you have the knowledge necessary to earn the PMP designation. Don't spend time trying to spot them. They aren't the first 25 questions nor the last 25; they are scattered throughout the exam.

According to the PMP Handbook, “The passing score for all PMI credential examinations is determined by sound psychometric analysis. PMI uses subject matter experts from across the globe to help establish a point at which each candidate should pass the examination(s) and the examination point of difficulty. Data that shows how candidates actually performed is cross referenced with the subject matter experts to ensure that the point of difficulty on each examination is healthy.”

PMI has not mentioned the exact passing score in the PMP Handbook. In sound psychometric analysis, the minimum mark of pass percentage varies for each exam, and is based on the exam's difficulty. It also means that if you get lots of easy questions on the exam, your pass percentage may be higher compared to the pass percentage if you get tougher questions correct.

For more information on PMI's Certification Program

For more information, please contact us at pdqueries@pmiloc.org