are risks and costs to a program of action but they are far less than
the long range risks and costs of comfortable inaction."
John. F. Kennedy
- Training Overview
- PgMP Examination Process
- Eligibility Requirements
- Exam Application and Course Fees
- Continuing Certification Requirements
We do not offer PgMP training courses as PMI have no pre-set training requirements and most candidates prefer to self-study. We are happy to help you with:
Program management is the centralised, coordinated management of a program to achieve the program’s strategic benefits and objectives - The Standard for Program Management. By definition, program management addresses systemic issues and focuses on business and strategic aspects of projects and programs that cannot be resolved at the project management level.
Organisations are increasingly seeking to better integrate and coordinate multiple projects to deliver business value. Most project managers understand the need for program management and understand the key differences:
|PgMP Examination Process:|
PgMP examination involves a three phase assessment process. The
candidates timeline for obtaining the
PgMP credential is:
Application assessment -
candidate has 90 day to complete
from initial log-in, (PMI may then take up to 4 weeks
to assess your application once submitted).
Phase 2, Examination - you must pass the examination within 1 year from the date of eligibility notification (ie passing the Phase 1 assessment).
For more details see Exam Application and Course Fees below
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|Exam Application and Course Fees:|
All examination fees are charged in US Dollars, cheques and money orders must be payable against an American bank. All major credit cards are accepted.
|Certification Fees US$||PgMP|
|PMI Member Rate||US$800.00|
|Non Member Rate||US$1,000.00|
The cost of joining PMI is US$119.00 plus US$10.00 joining fee (total US$129). Therefore for PgMP candidates in particular, joining PMI first (using the on-line registration) will save you money and you will receive all of the other benefits and discounts available to members. Membership of PMI Components, including local Chapters, Special Interest Groups (eg The PMO-SIG or IT&T-SIG) and Colleges are an additional fee above the base membership. Australian Chapter fees are US$50.00 per annum.
Consider using the Prometric Test Drive to experience a real world, end-to-end practice run through the system before the date of your scheduled test. See our News Page for more information.
For PMI Membership details go to www.pmi.org and follow the links to "membership" under the "Get Involved" menu.
The Application Process
The first step in the application process requires completing the on-line application forms. Critical information entered at this point includes your CV and the names of your Multi-rater assessment team.
on-line application has been assessed and determined to be complete,
PMI will send you
electronic notification to submit payment of the credential fee.
After making your payment, your application will either be randomly selected for PMI's Audit process or forwarded to the Panel Review process conducted by PgMPs.
After passing the Panel Review, you will receive your email advising your candidate details. Scheduling your examination is straightforward. All eligible candidates can quickly and easily schedule, cancel and reschedule* their certification examinations on-line at www.prometric.com/PMI/default.htm. Please note it is critical that your name used in the application process exactly matches on the government issued identification that you will be presenting to access the testing center. Address variations on your government issued ID do not matter, only the name.
Following registration, candidates must take their examination within the twelve-month eligibility period. One extension (or a refund) is possible but costs and conditions apply, details are contained in the Certification Handbook.
The MRA, has been discontinued effective 1st Novembner 2013..
* Conditions and fees apply to cancellations and rescheduling within 30 days of your selected exam date.
The PgMP certification lasts for 3 years. During this period, you need to demonstrate 60 hours of 'continuing professional development' (called PDUs) to be eligible to renew your certification. Provided you earn 60 PDUs in each 3 year period, you can maintain your PgMP status indefinitely*. Click here for more on earning and recording PDUs.
holders of the PgMP Certification can be
confirmed by checking PMI’s on line registry at: www.pmi.org/CertApp/Registry.aspx
* Based on current PMI policy
|Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) for the PgMP credential|