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.

Certification Types Oferred by PMI:
Project Management Professional (PMP)®
Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)®
PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®
PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)®
Program Management Professional (PgMP)®
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®
PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®
PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®

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

Education Opportunities through the Chapter

The PMI Lakeshore Ontario Chapter usually holds two PMP & ACP 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 PMI 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 MOVING TO JUNE 2020

In June, PMI announced a significant change to the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam. Stakeholders began sharing feedback immediately and the consensus has been they feel they need more time to prepare. We are responding to this feedback with a decision to delay the PMP exam change.

The last day for candidates to take the current version of the PMP exam is now 30 June, 2020. Starting 1 July, 2020, the PMP exam will reflect the new exam content. If you have any questions about how this date change may affect you, please contact Customer Care.

Why is the PMP Exam changing?

Every 3-5 years we conduct research to understand how the profession has progressed, the impact of emerging trends, and how the responsibilities of project managers have changed. The last round of this research was conducted in 2015 and resulted in the current PMP exam content outline.
Subject matter experts from leading organizations around the world have helped us define the PMP of the future. As this effort advances, we will keep you informed on key outcomes and help you prepare for the upcoming changes to the PMP.

New Exam Content Outline coming in June 2020.

The NEW PMP® Exam Content Outline provides the framework of what you can expect on the PMP Exam after June 2020.

The PMP Exam Content Crossover Map will help you identify areas of content to update your PMP Exam Prep Course so it is aligned to the 2020 Exam Content Outline (ECO). This document is only a guideline to identify what possible content from your old course you may want to repurpose.

Please use the following exam content outlines in conjunction with the crossover document to identify content:
Current PMP Exam Content Outline
Exam Content Outline for June 2020
2019 PMP Exam Content Crossover Map

A few things to keep in mind, depending how far you are on your path to the PMP:

Schedule your exam early. This will allow you to select the date and location that will work best with your schedule. Every project has a deadline - once you have your exam date, you can adjust your preparation to feel confident and ready to take the exam. Most people reserve their exam date 3 months in advance.
Pay for your exam promptly. You can only schedule your exam after you've paid for it.

Allow yourself enough time. Make sure you are able to follow the PMP timeline:

Once you open the application, you have 90 days to complete and submit it.
You have one year from the date of your application approval to pass the exam. Sometimes, more than one attempt is necessary so be sure to leave enough time to re-take the exam before your eligibility expires (one year after your application is approved).

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