PMP Eligibility Requirements

To be considered eligible for the PMP the target candidate must have meet one of the following conditions:

  • A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate's degree, or the global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.
  • - OR -
  • A four-year degree (bachelor's degree or the global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.
PMP Eligibility

For more specific details regarding the PMP eligibility, please read the PMP Handbook.

If you are not able to meet the PMP eligibility requirements, the next best option is to attempt the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification.