The PMP® certification is the gold standard for project managers. The certification is recognized globally and proves you have acquired the skills to lead projects for any organization, in any industry. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), there is high-demand for project management professionals and not enough certified professionals to fill those roles. With the demand for project managers increasing more and more, obtaining the PMP® certification allows you to be ahead of the curve and standout from other professionals.

Here’s a quick guide to earning your PMP® certification

Before you take the certification exam, you must meet one of these work requirements.

  • If you have a four-year degree: 35 hours of project management education training and at least 36 months of leading projects
  • if you have an associate degree or high school diploma: 35 hours of project management education training and 60 months of experience

The Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Prep Course from Towson University Continuing and Professional Studies will help you meet the training hours and prepare you to sit for the PMP® certification.

Is it important to prepare for certification through a PMI Authorized Training Partner?

Yes. It’s important that the curriculum and instructor have been vetted by PMI to ensure you are receiving the most up to date PMP® instruction. As a PMI Authorized Training Partner, we provide you with turn-key, PMI licensed content, including instructor and participant guides, and online learning assets like quizzes, knowledge checks and videos.

How can I prepare for the PMP® certification?

You can prepare by enrolling in the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Prep Course from Towson University. Our course was developed and is taught by a certified project manager. Classes are held twice per week for three hours via Zoom with live, instruction.

Our instructor assists students through 1:1 coaching. Additionally, our team is here to guide you from the enrollment process, to answer questions during the course, and is available after course completion in preparation for the certification exam.