Students or professionals have confusion going on in their mind that how to fill PMP application. How they are able to correctly fill the details and schedule the exam.
If you are thinking to give PMP exam and fulfill all its requirement then you can apply for the PMP exam application form. Here I am going to explain to you about PMP application in detail. I will clear your doubts and confusion regarding the application form.
In this article, you will get a clear picture of how to fill the PMP application. Filling application in PMP is a crucial process. All you have to do is, to be honest with every information. And keep yourself ready with all the relevant information.
Requirements for the Application
Before applying for the PMP examination make sure you satisfy all the requirements. If you do not meet the criteria defined by the PMBOK guide then try to fulfill all the requirements before applying for the examination.
The process of filling PMP application is straightforward, but collecting all other information is time taking. So first, obtain all the required experience and certificates and then apply for the application.
There are two ways to fill your application online and offline. Here are certain steps to apply for PMP.
1. Completing the Online Application –
This includes your general information, experience and contact hours information.
2. Paying the Fee –
After your application is being reviewed. You have to submit the fee for scheduling your exam.
3. Completing the PM Audit Process –
When you submitted your application and payment then the audit process is done.
4. Scheduling Your PMP Exam –
After all the above process you can schedule your exam.
What is the Application Process?
Project Management Institute (PMI) provides an online platform for application. However offline medium is also available. You can apply either through an online medium or offline medium.
Online mode is instantaneous. In offline mode, you have to send your application through courier. Now here I am explaining online medium of filling PMP application. It consists of the following things- general information, project management experience and 35 contact hours information.
The application requires a lot of information including your education, experience, etc. that’s why PMI gives different settings to fill out the application. The online application once started cannot be canceled. You can save it for later and edit it. The save details can be edited and some new information can be added which is required.
PMI gives 90 days duration time to complete your online application. During this time PMI will send you an email as a reminder letting you know the status of your application. You have to be very careful while submitting your application.
Always check your email address. It should be correct and valid as the primary mode of communication for PMI. Every update you get through your email. Check the information thoroughly before hitting the submit button.
Fee Structure for PMP Application
Once you submitted your online application. PMI will notify you requesting for the application fee. For completing your payment you have to go to your online application and select your mode of examination and then accordingly you have to pay your fee. If you are a PMI member you will get benefited while making payment. The rate of payment varies depending on whether you are a PMI member or not.
If you are a member then for Computer-based testing(CBT) you have to pay $405 and for Paper-based(PBT) $250. And if you are a non-member then for CBT the cost is $555 and for PBT the cost is $400.
If you apply for membership before applying for the application make sure you will receive the confirmation email for your membership otherwise rates will be applied as per the nonmember of PMI. PMI will not refund any money if you receive membership afterward.
You can make a payment online or offline. Online payment will process fast as compared to an offline mode that includes money order, mail a check, credit card information, etc. If you did offline payment then payment has to be received with your application.
What is Audit Process?
The audit process comes after your application form is accepted and you will ask to make the payment. All applications have to go through an audit process but only some percentage of them are selected for the audit. The selection process for the applications is random.
You will be notified through email whether your application is selected for an audit or not. With all the terms and requirements mentioned that is needed for an audit. You need to submit all the copies of your document that include your education certificates, the signature of your supervisor from the project whose experience is mentioned while filling the experience section of your application, certificate about your contact hour.
All the documents need to submit within 90 days. If you provide all your documents on time then the audit will take five to seven days to complete. You should send all your documents in one envelope so that it will avoid any delays. When you successfully complete your audit your 1 year eligibility period will start.
If in a case due to some reasons you didn’t complete your submission or didn’t follow audit guidelines properly it will cause audit failure. This will result in a suspension of 1 year for the certification. Just follow the PMI guidelines properly and you will face no issues.
Scheduling the PMP Exam
After you successfully completed all your steps including your examination fee you need to schedule your exam. PMP examination can be done through two ways CBT (Computer Based Exam) and PBT(Paper Based exam).
PMI will send you an email including PMI Eligibility ID which enables you to schedule your exam at the Prometric website. It is a first come first serve process so you need to book your seat fast. If you want a slot of your choice.
In case you lost your email that consists your PMI Eligibility ID you can find the same on PMI website under myPMI section. Follow the on-screen instruction to book your examination slot. On the site, you will be able to search for an exam center with seats available based on your preferred time. After you confirm your booking you will receive a confirmation email.
The confirmation email consists of a 16 digit confirmation number, it is advisable to keep this number at a safe place. This will require when in case you need to talk to the customer care of Prometric for any query related to the exam arrangement. Or it is also said that you should bring a copy of it with you on the examination center for safer side. Just in case of any problem you can make a call to the Prometric customer care and they will help you out in any way.
The PMP application process is complex but it is very straightforward. While filling your details make sure that you have every detail with you. Your information should be exact and true. This way you will not face any problem. Keep your documents and all the related photocopies with you while filling out information.
If you are selected for an audit then you can send these documents to the PMI. Just be true and you will face no issues in your application. In case you have any issues just contact the PMI customer support they will help you out. Best of luck with your PMP exam.