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PMP® Certification Training

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I am looking for information on the next PMP® Prep - when, where, how much?

    All current and future PMP® Prep Course (based on the PMBOK® Guide) and registration information can be found on our (PMI-MN®) website.

  • What is the PMBOK® Guide?

    The PMBOK® Guide is the Project Management Book of Knowledge containing the principles and guidelines for project managers issued by the Project Management Institute. New editions are released to compliment the growing field of project management.

  • What should I study before the PMP® Prep Course?

    You should study the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition for the PMP® exam.

  • When should I plan to take the PMP® Exam?

    You should plan to take the exam one to two months after the Prep Course ends. You may apply for the exam while attending the course. You should allow one or two weeks to receive approval of your online application. Your approval to take the exam will be valid for one year.

  • Where do I go to take the PMP® exam?

    Prometric Testing Centers (APTC) is the primary PMI® testing contractor for the PMP® Exam. In addition, candidates can also register to take the PMP® Certification Examination at an Assessment Systems, Inc. (ASI) site. Check the phonebook or the web for local locations. The PMI® national web site also has information on testing centers at other U.S. locations.

  • What are some exam tips?

    PMP Prep Class Curriculum  (PDF)

    Getting Ready for Exam  (PDF)

    Tips for Taking PMP Exam  (PDF)

  • How do I qualify to take the PMP® Exam?
    • Current qualification information is located on the PMI Global Web site. An application process, prep information, and an online application form are also available.
    • PMI-MN® offers several PMP® Application Writing sessions during the year that are available to PMI members and non-members. Watch the Events & Meetings or Certification calendar for upcoming dates.
    • PMI-MN® offers many educational opportunities help PMI® members and non-members obtain the required "35 Contact Hours."


For more information on PMP® certification, contact the Program Manager for Certification.