PMP Certification Training in Chicago, IL, United States

A comprehensive PMP exam prep course aligned with PMI's 2021 curriculum

  • Prepare to pass the 2021 PMP® Exam on your first attempt
  • Learn latest project management best practices in line with PMBOK® Guide, 6th edition
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Grow your Project Management skills

In this comprehensive course, you will learn complex project management topics tested on the new (2021) Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam in a way that instils confidence in your understanding of the concepts. You’ll be equipped with the skills to design, organize, execute and drive project success in any industry, regardless of project size or complexity. 

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  • 35 Hours of Live Instructor-Led Sessions 

  • Earn 35 PDUs on Course Completion

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Why should you go for the  PMP certification? 


The profession of project management has recently become one of the hottest jobs, not only in the tech market, but across industries. Demand for project managers is growing faster than demand for workers in other occupations and by 2027, 88 million individuals will need to be skilled into project management-oriented roles.

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Experiential Workshops

Activities, team-based exercises, practical case studies: High energy workshops with hands-on learning.

PMP Exam Application Assistance

Expert guidance on PMI® registration, membership, review and submission of your PMP® exam application.

PMP Exam Success Formula

Mock exams, digital resources from PMI and theoretical and practical learning backed by 2021 exam tips.

Certification Journey Support

Need help at any step of PMP® certification? From enrolling to certification, KnowledgeHut has your back.

Free Refresher Course

Completed the training, but yet to take the exam? Take advantage of a free Refresher Course, valid for a year.

Exclusive Post-Training Sessions

Six months of post-training mentor guidance to overcome challenges in your project management career.

Steps to get PMP® certified 

Strengthen your knowledge and practice of project management processes and concepts with PMI® certifications. Validate your expertise as a project management professional with the PMP® certification and take advantage of networking opportunities with the best in the industry. Not sure where to start with your PMP® certification? Just follow these simple steps.

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Prerequisites to take the PMP® certification training

  • There are no prerequisites to attend the PMP certification training.
  • There are very specific eligibility requirements concerning educational background (diploma, degree, master's or global equivalent), project management experience and project management education to qualify for the PMP exam. More information in FAQs.

Who should attend this course?

Mid-Level, Senior Project Managers

Project Coordinators

Project Analysts

Project Leaders

Product Managers

Program Managers

Project Sponsors

Team Leaders

Anyone interesting in building project management skills

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What you will learn in the PMP certification course


Team building

Define team ground rules, build a shared understanding, engage, and support virtual teams, and more.


Negotiating project agreements

Learn how to negotiate project agreements and empower team members and stakeholders.


Managing conflict

Learn to manage conflict, lead a team, support team performance, and ensure that team members and stakeholders are adequately trained.


Choosing the right project methodology

Learn to select the appropriate method to carry out the project, plan and manage scope, budget, and resources.


Managing risks

Learn how to engage stakeholders, manage, and plan scope, assess and manage risk, and more.


Project Governance

Learn how to manage project changes, determine appropriate project methods and practices, establish project governance and more.


Delivering Business Value

Learn how to execute projects with the urgency required to deliver business value, manage communications and risks, and engage stakeholders.


Managing Compliances

Learn how to manage compliances, deliver project benefits and value.


Continuous Process Improvement

Evaluate and address internal and external business environment changes and employ continuous process improvement.


Project Continuity

Manage project changes and issues and ensure knowledge transfer for project continuity.


Emotional Intelligence

Learn how to keep the team on track including managing conflicts, collaborating with stakeholders, and applying emotional intelligence to promote performance.


Business Analysis

Learn how to evaluate business and environment changes to support organizational change and improvement.

PMP® Certification Process

PMP® Certification Chicago

PMP® certification in Chicago also follows the internationally-accepted guidelines as per the PMI®. The procedure to pursue the certification program remains the same across the world.

PMP® certification is a highly-valued credential that displays one’s prowess in project management. Several professionals consider becoming a PMP® certified professional to enhance their career prospects. Certified professionals are considered a class apart from their peers at work in particular and in this field in general.The other benefits of PMP® certification are mentioned below:

  • Career Boost -  This certification program is globally recognized and thus the professionals who undertake it stand a good chance of boosting their career prospects.
  • An Esteemed Credential- Professionals who are PMP® certified are hailed as experts in the field of project management. They are among the most-preferred candidates when it comes to some of the top positions in this field.
  • Globally recognized- As the program holds the status of being an internationally-accredited one, you have the added advantage of getting employed anywhere across the world.

  • Lucrative Packages- You can definitely expect a handsome salary as they have specialized skills.

  • Better Exposure & Career Growth- PMP certified project managers across the world can be members of peer forums to share their insights and opinions. They contribute to the success of their organizations as well as the professional community as a whole.

  • A High Degree Of Efficiency- Certified PMP® professionals prove to be highly efficient as they have undergone rigorous training and are able to perform well even in strict market conditions.

  • Challenging projects- These professionals are often offered challenging projects as they have the proven ability and business acumen to handle such scenarios.

  • Connecting cross-industries -The certification program is useful for all industries. Project managers are in demand across different industries and verticals. 

  • Secured Jobs- Certified professionals can expect job security. Every organization wants to have professionals who are skilled and qualified as they are a valued asset.

  • Add value to the companies- Such experts always add value to the workplace. Their expertise aids in leading their teams by example which, in turn, boosts the productivity of the organization.

The training institution in Chicago which is equipped to provide PMP® certification course should provide the following elements:

  • The center should offer in-class training
  • Online learning material
  • Live Online training under the guidance of an instructor

Before getting enrolled for the course, you have to follow certain steps:

  • You should check the profile of the trainer who conducts the sessions.
  • The Institute should provide 2-3 Mock Tests to you to be sure that you are ready to pursue the Training module. The Institution should offer online Simulation Mock Tests.
  • You have to be regular with the schedule to study daily for 2-3 hours for at least 45 days to be prepared for the test. The Institution should offer adequate support to prepare them for the exam.
  • The syllabus of the PMP® certification program is quite lengthy, and the Institution should provide classroom training to emphasize and focus on learning.
  • Other essential elements which you should look before enrolment is that he or she should get 35 hours certificate, hard copy of the study material, etc. Also,  check the training venue.

While looking for the best PMP® certified trainer in Chicago, you can look for the following points:

  • Be sure about the credentials of the PMP® trainer.
  • The expert should be available for offline interaction and training sessions.
  • Is the trainer flexible with the study schedule?
  • Check the kind of study material the trainer provides.
  • Is the trainer equipped to offer e-learning study support?
  • Check whether they provide after-course or in-course study material.
  • Is the institute a Registered Education Provider (REP)?
  • Check the online availability of the course.

The application process for PMP® certification is simple. Ensure you meet the eligibility criteria before you apply. The cost for the application is $405 for PMI members and $555 for non-members.Follow the steps below to apply PMP® certification online:

  1. Log on to and create a free account.
  2. Confirm your registration and login to your account.
  3. Fill the application form.
  4. Submit the proof of project management experience and contact hours. Once you submit your application, it takes about 5 days to process the application. 
  5. Pay for the examination. 
  6. Schedule and reserve your spot.

PMP® Certification Chicago Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for PMP® certification are divided into three parts:

  • The academic education requires a secondary diploma or a degree. 
  •  The required project management experience with a four-year degree is 4,500 hours of leading and directing projects. If you have only a secondary degree then you must have 7,500 hours experience in leading and directing projects. 
  • The project management education includes 35 contact hours of project management education.

The PMP® certification training is accessible in three different ways, through classroom training, instructor-led training, and the self-learning method. These modes have their pros and cons but the self-learning is considered the cheapest of the three.Online training can either be through self-learning mode or instructor-led mode. There are good online platforms where you can get 35 contact hours of PMP® training such as KnowledgeHut.Following are the important factors you should consider before choosing the right online platform for training:

  • Is the training provider registered?
  • Do they guarantee a 35 hours certificate? 
  • Are the videos presented by an English speaker? 
  • What is the duration of eLearning access?

PMP® Certification Cost Chicago

The general misconception involving the PMP® certification course is that the cost included training and exam fees exclusively. But the fact is that there are other factors also which influence the costing. The other factors are the cost of the study material required for the exams, PMI membership fees, and the scheduling or rescheduling of the cost through Prometric.The PMP® examination fees are globally accepted and are the same across the globe. It is charged by the Project Management Institute (PMI) in US Dollars. The charges are $405 for the PMI members and $505 for the non-PMI members. The members of PMI can take 3 retakes by paying $275 for each, and the non-members have to pay $375 for each. The following table will give a better idea about the charges:

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PMP® Certification Cost (Different Cost Aspects)



Online training cost for PMP® certification in Chicago

$499 to $699


PMP® classroom training in Chicago

$699 to $999


Membership cost for PMI Chicago Chapter



PMI Membership fee along with joining fee



PMI Membership renewal fee

$129 per year


PMP® Certification Exam fee for PMI members



PMP® Certification Exam fee for non-members



Rescheduling fee for PMI members



Rescheduling fee for non-members



PMBOK® handbook cost for members



PMBOK® handbook cost for non-members

$50 on Amazon


Cost of study guides and resources

$40 to $100


Cost of practice tests

$60 to $100


Renewal cost of PMP® certification for PMI members



Renewal cost of PMP® certification for non-members


Exam Fee for PMP®: By making a payment of $555, you can take a computer-based or a paper-based exam. Under the circumstances of the unavailability of the PMI test centers, the PMI conducts a paper-based exam in other locations.It may not be possible for the aspirants to clear the test in the first attempt. Thus, the PMI allows 3 retakes, and each re-examination can cost $375.PMI Membership: The professionals who become  members with PMI are given a discount in the examination fees, and it comes down to $405 from $555. This can be possible by making a payment of the membership fee of $129 to the PMI along with the joining fees of $10.The PMI members can download the PMBOK® handbook for free, whereas the non-members can avail the same handbook after making a payment of $50 from Amazon.

Training Costs: Before undergoing the PMP® exam, you have to complete 35 hours of training. The  choice of training medium is up to you; you can opt to undertake classroom training, online course, or an instructor-led one.

Additional Study: It is also recommended that you should refer other study materials apart from PMBOK®. These will help to understand the important points of PMP® exams and the study material can cost anywhere between $40 and $100.

For having a better understanding of the Test format, practice test set can be purchased for $60 to $100.

Credentials: Your PMP® journey does not end after getting the PMP® certification. By rule, a certified individual has to renew the credentials every 3 years. A renewal fee of $150 is required every three years. But if the individual has a PMI membership, the renewal fee costs only $60.

You need to spend between $699 and $999 to avail PMP® Classroom training  in Chicago. You can earn a minimum of 35 PMP® renewal PDUs by attending the Classroom training in Chicago.

Certain pointers should be kept in mind while making the payment to avail the PMP® certification course in Chicago:

  • Check the criteria of eligibility for the PMP® Test.
  • Check the advantages and the disadvantages of the different modes of learning before settling for one.
  • Is the study material and support provided good enough to help you to pass the Exam in the first attempt?
  • Also, check the schedule for the suggested PMP® exam preparation.
  • Be sure of the recommended study material for the preparation of the exam.

KnowledgeHut is equipped to offer complete, and 100% PMP® Exam pass guarantee for those who attend its classroom training. They offer expert training, extensive course material, exam preparation aids and so on.Following mentioned are the aspects of KnowledgeHut PMP® Certification Classroom training which give an assurance of achieving PMP® certification:

  • Their success mantra is an ensemble of 6-month mock exams practice questionnaire, PM templates, Maths Formulae, exam techniques, and tips.
  • Experts here provide Email support to the students right from enrolment till the PMP® examination. You  can get their doubts clarified from the experts even after the workshop.
  • You  can make use of the KnowledgeHut Eligibility Check which can be very helpful in determining their certification eligibility. Expert assistance can be availed with PMI® Registration, PMI® Membership, PMI® Application Form Filling, and review of your PMI® Application.
  • An interactive exam preparation session is scheduled before the exams for 4-6 hours. This can be done after the training so that you can clarify their doubts.
  • If you fail to clear the PMP exam in two attempts, KnowledgeHut  assures to return the 100% course tuition fee sans any discounts availed at the  time of admission. However, it is possible only if all attempts occur within 90 calendar days of finishing the course.

PMI® Chicago Chapter

The main aim of the PMI is to establish a platform which allows project management professionals to come together to network and learn from another. The events organized by the Chicago PMI Chapter help the professionals to increase their knowledge and grow their network.

There are several advantages which the project managers can enjoy as a member of PMI. They get PDUs and resources from PMI for free on attending the seminars. It is easy for them to stay updated with the progress made in the field of project management with the help of certification, conferences, and networking, academia, and member services. They are entitled to get the newsletter which also provides them with the latest events and updates in the related field. There are a few other benefits which are listed below:

  • Conferences: Professionals can take part in conferences, gain knowledge and share experiences with peers and experts in the forum.
  • Networking: After becoming a member of the PMI Chicago Chapter, the professionals can expect to be in touch with other experts. Knowledge is shared between peers and contemporaries. A network can be established between the professionals, and they can discover further opportunities for growth. 
  • Member Services: The members get the opportunity and the advantage to attend the events designed especially for the PMI Chicago Chapter.
  • Volunteer: The professionals also get an opportunity to volunteer and be a part of several events organized by the PMI Chicago Chapter.

The Address of the PMI Chicago Chapter is:225 W Washington St Suite 100,Chicago, IL 60606, USA

The PMI Chicagoland Chapter Dinner Meeting 2019 was held on February 13. The event was organized in Carlisle Banquets, 435 E Butterfield Road, Lombard, IL 60148.The focus of this meeting was a discussion on Technical Debt Management. The main points were:

  • The presentation by Rick Brenner on the above-mentioned topic. Mr. Berner holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT. 
  • People like Thought leaders, Enterprise leaders, Project leaders, and Business Analysts attended this event. 
  • People from different strata of workplaces attended the event and learnt the techniques of dealing with technical debt. 

The certification programs offered by PMI Chicago Chapter in Chicago are:

  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)®
  • PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®
  • PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®
  • Program Management Professional (PgMP)®
  • Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)®
  • PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)®

PMI Chicago conducts seminars and symposiums in Chicago which serve as a solid interactive platform for the Project Managers. These also help in networking and development of opportunities.

  • PM Symposium
  • Strategy and Business Management
  • PM Networking Sessions
  • Knowledge Sharing Meeting
  • PM Mentorship Programs
  • PM Workshops
  • PM Career Development Conference
  • Dinner Meetings

PMP® Exam in Chicago


Test Centre ID

Test Centre Name

Test Centre Region

Test Centre Address

Test Centre Phone



Pearson Professional Centers-Chicago Financial Dis

VUE America

200 West Adams Street, Suite 1105, Chicago, Illinois 60606, United States





Computer Training Institute of Chicago

VUE America

200 South Michigan Ave, Suite 1330, Chicago, Illinois 60604, United States




Pearson Professional Center - Chicago (Wacker Drive)

VUE Americas

111 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 515, Chicago, Illinois 60601, United States




National Able Network, Inc

VUE Americas

567 W. Lake Street, Suite 1150, Chicago, Illinois 60661, United States




Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies

VUE Americas

Northeastern Illinois University, 700 East Oakwood Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60653, United States





America Business College

VUE Americas

5649 W. Fullerton Ave. chicago IL 60639, Chicago, Illinois 60639, United States





Wilbur Wright College

VUE Americas

4300 N. Narragansett, Room L127, Chicago, Illinois 60634, United States





America Business College

VUE Americas

4440 S. Pulaski Rd.




Chicago State University

VUE Americas

9501 South King Drive Education Building, Floor 2C Office #208




Ivy Tech Community College - Gary

VUE Americas

410 E. Columbus Dr. Room 220D




JJC Academic Skills Center - City Center Campus

VUE Americas

235 North Chicago Street  JCTR-6002




National Able Network, Inc

VUE Americas

567 W. Lake Street Suite 1150




Prairie State College - Information Technology

VUE Americas

202 South Halsted Street Room 2643 or 2505



Test Centre ID

Test Centre Name

Test Centre Region

Test Centre Address

Test Centre Phone



Joseph Business School

VUE America

7600 West Roosevelt Road. Forest Park, Illinois 60130, United States






VUE America

411 W. Madison Street, Maywood, Illinois 60153, United States





Pearson Professional Centers-Buffalo Grove IL

VUE Americas

2100 East Lake-Cook Road Suite #115 Riverwalk Property




Pearson Professional Centers-Marion IL

VUE Americas

103 Airway Drive Suite 1




Pearson Professional Centers-Peoria IL

VUE Americas

4507 N. Sterling Ave Suite 302 Norwoods Professional Bldg




Pearson Professional Centers-Rosemont IL

VUE Americas

9550 West Higgins Road Suite 225




Pearson Professional Centers-Schaumburg (ChicagoNW)

VUE Americas

1827  Walden Office Square Fifth Floor  *Suite 540




Pearson Professional Centers-Schaumburg (Woodfield)

VUE Americas

425 North Martingale Road Suite 220




Pearson Professional Centers-Springfield IL

VUE Americas

3000 Professional Drive Lower Level, Suite C




AMFASOFT Corporation - Glen Ellyn

VUE Americas

799 Roosevelt Road Building 6, Suite 116




Black Hawk College

VUE Americas

6600 34th Avenue Building 1 - Testing Center




Boone Winnebago Regional Office of Education

VUE America

300 Heart Blvd




Bureau, Henry, Stark Regional Office of Education

VUE Americas

107 South State Street




CareerPlace/National Able Network

VUE Americas

2401 Plum Grove Road Suite 201




CDW Computer Centers

VUE Americas

200 North Milwaukee Ave.


American candidates can reach Pearson VUE’s customer service by contacting +1-952-887-6976 (toll) and 888-278-6138 (toll-free).

It is advisable to check the minimum system requirements before you schedule the exam. A refund cannot be availed if these requirements are not met for an online proctored exam. The exam can be scheduled through:

  1. Go to and click on the “myPMI” option. Select the “Review Application Status” option for there before clicking on “Schedule Exam
  2. The resultant page will enlist the “Preapproved Exams”. The Pearson VUE page comprises of a space to enter the name of your testing program. You need to type PMI® - Project Management Institute in it.
    Note: You need to select your testing program before scheduling, rescheduling or cancelling an exam, or you could contact a customer service representative.

  3. Or else, you can click on ‘A to Z list of all programs’ which will take you to a list of test sponsors.
  4. The test sponsor name for PMP® is PMI® (Project Management Institute) which you’ll be able to find once you click on ‘P’.
  5. Once you find and click on PMI® - Project Management Institute, you’ll land on a page where you need to log in using your unique PMI® eligibility ID.
  6. In the next step, you’ll have to choose between the Center Based Test or Online Proctored Test option.

If you select CBT option:

Continue with the below-mentioned scheduling instructions to take up the PMP® Exam (CBT) in Chicago Test Center:

  1. Choose the booking method option by selecting the ’I will be scheduled for a future date at a test center’ option. Click on Next.
  2. Read the View Testing Policies. Next, click on Schedule this exam.
  3. The next step allows you to choose the test center, date, and time for your PMP® certification exam. You just need to choose your exam center in Chicago and then choose a suitable date and time.
  4. After selecting, review the appointment and click on Proceed to Checkout.
  5. Follow the steps and click on Submit Order. This will confirm your appointment

If you select Online Proctored Test:

You need to consider the following steps if you choose to take up the PMP® exam in Chicago Test Center through Online Proctored Test:

  1. Click next after agreeing to the online proctoring policies after reading it and then click ‘Next’.
  2. The next page includes exam and language of your preference. Click on ‘View Testing Policies’ and then click on ‘Schedule This Exam’.
  3. Select the date and time. You can schedule your PMP® exam at any time of the day between Tuesday to Saturday.
  4. Review your appointment details and  then click on ‘Proceed to Checkout’.
  5. Complete the checkout by following the next steps and then click on ‘Submit Order’.

A cancellation fee of $70 is applicable if the exam is cancelled within 30 days of the scheduled appointment. If an appointment is not cancelled before 48 hours of the examination, there is no refund on the examination fee.

The Project Management Institute (PMI)® has not yet come up with any updates on Paper-based Testing (PBT). However, it will work with Pearson VUE on the transition of candidates who are scheduled for PBT exam to Pearson VUE test center location on or after 1st July 2019.

PMP® exam can be scheduled with Pearson VUE via telephone by following the steps given below:

  • Step 1 - The contact center representative at Pearson VUE will ask your testing program. You need to mention Project Management Institution (PMI).
  • Step 2 - You will then be required to provide your PMI® ID as well as the examination name
  • Step 3 - Details like name, phone number, email ID and address shall be verified

You can schedule the PMP® exam through telephone with Pearson VUE by following the given steps:

  • The representative at the Contact Center of Pearson VUE will inquire about your testing program, which is Project management Institution or PMI.
  • Tell your examination name and PMI® ID next
  • Lastly, verification of your name, address, phone number and email ID will be done.

You will receive an email confirming your appointment after you submitted the PMP® Certification fee or complete the PMP® application audit. This email will also contain the PMI® Eligibility ID.

You can also find the PMI® Eligibility ID on the myPMI® section of PMI® website.

  • Go to website and access the Review Application Status section. There you can select options to Cancel Exam or Reschedule Exam
  • When you get redirected to the Pearson VUE account, you can select the exam for rescheduling or cancel under the Upcoming Appointment section
  • The current details of your exam appointment will be displayed and there will be an option for rescheduling or cancelling the exam

Note: Cancelling the examination within 48 hours of appointment would mean complete forfeit of the examination fee.

At the Test Centers, materials like watches, food, beverages, wallets, books, calculators, bags, sweaters, pagers, coats, cellular, tape, telephones, recorders, dictionaries, medications, eye drops, etc. are prohibited.

Online Proctored Examinations are suited for people who want to have the convenience of taking their exams directly from their homes or offices. Appropriate computer specification is also required for taking the exam.

Before you schedule an appointment for the online proctor exam, there are a certain system, environment, technical and testing protocol requirements that you must review. This is what you need to do:

  1. Running the System
    • Download and run the system in the computer on which you will be taking the test.
    • Have a microphone, working internet connection, and a webcam.
    • You will have to take a one-question exam to check your secured browser connection.
  2. Review policies and procedures
    Review the policies and procedures for the online proctor exam.

  3. Verify System Requirements
    Check the system requirements for the online proctor exam.

In case of cancellation of exam appointment, you can apply for the refund for the PMP® exam. However, it has to be done 30 days prior to the expiry of the exam eligibility. After the processing of the refund, the application will be closed, and the validity of the eligibility time-frame will expire.

PMP® Certification Salary in Chicago

According to Indeed, the average salary of a Project Manager per annum in Chicago is $91,754 and is 9% above the national average. The data has been calculated on the basis of the salary inputs submitted anonymously by 673 employees, users, and different job advertisements posted on Indeed in the past 36 months. The usual tenure of the Project Managers is 1-3 years in their respective companies.

The average annual income of a Project Manager in Aurora is $57,337, which is 32% below the national average, whereas, a Project Manager in Chicago earns an average annual salary of $91,754 which is 9% above the national average. 

The average annual salary of a Project Manager in Naperville is $102,865, which is 22% above the national average and is 12% more than the annual average salary of one in Chicago. A Project Manager in Chicago earns an average annual salary of $91,754, which is 9% above the national average.

According to Payscale, an IT Project Manager in Chicago earns an average hourly wage of $61.57. The figure varies in the range of $22.38 - $96.47 and is determined on the basis of the skills and experience of the individual.

According to Payscale, the average yearly income of an IT Project Manager in Chicago is $91,710. The salary ranges from $58,279 to $128,064 per year and is determined on the basis of the relevant skills and experience of the individual.

A person with 0-5 years of work experience in IT is considered to be an entry-level professional. According to Payscale, the average annual earning of an entry-level IT Project Manager in Chicago is $75,093. The annual compensation of an entry-level IT Project Manager ranges from $47,740 to $114,019.

A mid-career IT Project Manager is one who has a work experience of 5-10 years in the field of IT. The annual salary for this position in Chicago ranges from $69,678 to $125,096. The average annual income is approximately $92,871 and is determined on the basis of the skills and previous performance of the individual.

An individual having an overall work experience of 10-20 years is considered to be an experienced IT Project Manager. The average income of an experienced IT Project Manager in Chicago is $102,684 per annum. The annual salary ranges from $80,150 - $135,193 based on the job requirements and prior work experience of the individual.

A late-career IT Project Manager is one who has a work experience of more than 20 years in the field of IT. The average pay of a late-career Project Manager is $102,457 per year. The annual salary is in the range of $82,231 - $148,222 and is decided on the basis of relevant skills and experience of the individual.

An IT Project Manager with a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field makes about $81,877 to $87,785 yearly in Chicago. The IT Project Manager is also entitled to benefits such as bonus, social security, healthcare, and time off.

The annual salary of an IT Project Manager with a Master’s Degree or an MBA in a relevant field is between $82,659 and $88,868 in Chicago. After adding the bonus, the yearly projected salary comes to be between $84,965 to $91,890.

An IT Project Manager having a Ph.D. or an equivalent qualification in a related field earns in the range of $83,441 to $89,950 per annum in Chicago. An IT Project Manager also receives benefits that include bonus, social security, healthcare, pension, and time off. 

According to Dice, the annual income of a Program Manager in Chicago ranges from $92,500 to $116,000. This is approximately 29% more than the national average salary of a Project Manager.

The major skills that are required to be eligible for the job of a Program Manager in Chicago are Project Management, Program Management, Agile, QA, Microsoft Project, Change Management, Finance, PMO, Operations, and SDLC.

According to Dice, the estimated yearly income of a Business Analyst in Chicago is in the range of $63,000 to $83,500. The salary is roughly 12% lesser when compared to the national average salary of a Project Manager.

An individual applying for the role of Business Analyst in Chicago should be skilled in Business Analysis, QA, Project Management, SQL, Agile, Acceptance Testing, Microsoft Visio, Use Cases, Business Process, and SDLC.

The annual salary of a Scrum Master in Chicago ranges from $78,500 to $98,000 which is 9% more than the national average salary of a Project Manager. The relevant skills play a major role in determining the final salary.

The major skills that are a prerequisite for the position of a Scrum Master in Chicago are Agile, Scrum Master, Project Management, Scrum, QA, Business Analysis, Sprint, JIRA, Microsoft Project, and Product Owner.

A Product Manager possessing the relevant skills can earn in the range of $88,000 to $112,000 in Chicago. It is 23% more than the average annual salary of a Project Manager with the same amount of experience.

The relevant skills essential to qualify for the role of a Product Manager in Chicago are Product Management, Project Management, Agile, Marketing, QA, Roadmaps, Sales, Business Analysis, Product Development, and Scrum.

The annual remuneration of an IT Manager in Chicago is in between $70,000 to $91,000. According to Dice, it is 2% lesser when compared to the average annual salary of a Project Manager.

The basic skills required to be eligible for the job of an IT Manager in Chicago are IT Management, Project Management, Active Directory, Network, Technical support, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Exchange, Hardware, Infrastructure, and Networking.

A Project Coordinator in Chicago can earn between $52,000 and $62,000 annually based on their work expertise. It is approximately 26% lesser than the average yearly income of a Project Manager.

The most important skills required to qualify for the job of a Project Coordinator in Chicago are Project Coordination, Project Management, QA, Microsoft Project, Microsoft SharePoint, Customer service, Presentations, Sales, Scheduling, and Finance.

According to Dice, the estimated yearly income of a PMO is between $91,500 to $126,500 in Chicago. The salary is based on metrics like skills, work experience, and previous performance of the individual.

The basic skills required to apply for the role of a PMO in Chicago are Project Management, PMO, Program Management, Agile, Microsoft Project, QA, Change Management, Business Analysis, Finance, and SDLC.



Annual Salary

Sentinel Technologies




Point B


Clarity Insights




nTech Solutions


DivIHN Integration Inc


Reliable Software Resources


Accurate Personnel


Hunter International


A Project Manager - Construction in Chicago can earn an average of $30.00 per hour. The hourly rate varies in the range of $17.62 to $51.06.

According to Payscale, the average pay of a Project Manager - Construction is $76,753 per annum in Chicago. The yearly income of the Project Manager - Construction ranges from $51,739 to $105,384 and is determined on the basis of relevant skills and experience of the individual.

An individual who has 0-5 years of experience in the field of construction is considered to be an entry-level Project Manager. The average wage of an entry-level Project Manager - Construction in Chicago is $64,908 per annum. The annual income ranges from $46,114 to $82,254.

A Project Manager who has a work experience of 5-10 years in the field of construction is considered to be a mid-career Project Manager - Construction and gets an average annual pay of $80,609 in Chicago. The yearly earnings of a mid-career Project Manager - Construction ranges from $56,108 to $102,943.

An experienced Project Manager - Construction has 10-20 years of experience in the field of construction. The average annual income of an experienced Project Manager - Construction is $87,285 in Chicago. The annual salary ranges from $59,214 to $119,688.

An individual who has a work experience of more than 20 years in the construction domain is considered as a late-career Project Manager - Construction. The salary ranges from $66,565 to $141,598 and is based on the skills and experience of the individual. The average earning per annum of a late-career Project Manager - Construction in Chicago is $91,541.

The annual salary of a Project Manager - Construction with a Bachelor’s degree is in the range of $100,757 to $108,411 in Chicago. The final figure depends on the work experience and relevant skills of the individual.

The annual remuneration of a Project Manager - Construction with a Master’s Degree or an MBA in the relevant domain ranges from $101,792 to $109,434 in Chicago. After adding up the annual bonus, the salary is projected to be in the range of $106,000 - $113,962.

A Project Manager - Construction with a Ph.D. or an equivalent qualification in the relevant domain has yearly earnings that range from $102,827 to $110,456 in Chicago. The Project Manager - Construction is entitled to an average annual bonus of roughly $4,800 apart from other benefits such as social security, pension, healthcare, and time-off.

A Director of Information Security can earn in the range of $123,500 to $152,500 annually in Chicago. This is 90% more than the national salary of Construction Managers having the same amount of experience.

The common skills that are a prerequisite for the job of a Director of Information Security in Chicago are Information Security, Security, Senior Management, Project Management, Risk Management, CISSP, Network Security, Network, Cyber security, and Incident Management.

According to Dice, the annual remuneration of a Project Engineer in Chicago is between $66,500 and $86,500. It is approximately 2% more than the salary of a Construction Manager in Chicago.

The most common skills that are essential for the role of a Project Engineer in Chicago are Project Engineering, Project Management, QA, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Operations, Drawing, and Network.



Annual Salary



Walsh Construction




Chicago - AMA


Partner Engineering and Science


Sevan Multi-Site Solutions




F.H. Paschen






The average annual income of a Project Manager in Denver, Colorado is $90,234 which is 7% above the national average, whereas a Project Manager based in Chicago makes an average annual salary of $91,840, which is 9% more than the national average.

The average yearly salary of a Project Manager in Detroit is $89,264 and it is almost 8% higher than the national average. On the other hand, in Chicago, the salary is $91,840 per annum which is 9% more than the national average.

The annual income of a Project Manager employed in Scottsdale, AZ is $85,408 per year and it is at par with the national average, whereas a Project Manager in Chicago earns $91,840 annually, which is 9% higher than the national average.

After completion of the PMP® certification course in Chicago, 150 out of 250 PMP® certified professionals can expect 23% to 35% hike. But the fact is that only 75 out of 250 non-certified professional manage to get a hike. These stats have been revealed by compiling 500 self-reported certified and non-certified PMP® holders working in Chicago.

After the completion of the course in Chicago, 120 out of 250 professionals get a promotion. 500 self-reported certified and non-certified professionals in Chicago have revealed this data because they had got promoted in the financial year 2017-18.

There are big companies like Boston Consulting Group, Salesforce, Slalom, McKinsey & Company, SAP, etc. which prefer to employ PMP® certified Project Managers rather than non-certified Project Managers in Chicago.

The companies also prefer to hire the professionals who are skilled in project management, program management, Agile, QA, MS Project, Finance, Operations, PMO, SDLC, Change management and so on.

PMP® Exam & PMP® Renewal

PMP® Certification is valid for 3 years. However, it is possible to renew the PMI certification by earning PDUs in order to fulfill the Continue Certification Requirements (CCR).

You have to maintain the PMI certification with CCR, and for this, it is essential to obtain the required number of PDUs. It is required to earn 60 PDUs every three years so that the fulfillment of CCR is maintained and PMI certification is renewed.

For participating in the CCR program, the following steps must be followed:

Step 1

How to earn a PMI certificationYour CCR cycle begins on the day of passing the PMP® exam with 3 years validity.

Step 2

Mandatory to exhibit participation in professional development activities

You have  to be actively involved in professional development activities so that earning PDUs is possible.

Step 3

Keep a record and report of PDUs

You have to make the submission of PDU claims for the certification through the CCR system (CCRS).

Step 4

Fulfillment of CCR requirements

It is essential to earn enough PDUs so that the CCR requirements for the certification are met.

Step 5

Completion of CCR application and paying the renewal fee

The aspirant will receive information from PMI for renewal and payment has to be made.

Step 6

CCR Renewal Complete

Guidelines have to be followed in order to continue maintenance of certification.

You can earn the PDUs by indulging in various professional development activities centered on the following points:

  • Studying and learning (Education)
  • Giving back to the profession

In the category of Education, a minimum of 35 PMP® renewal PDUs can be earned.

The PMP® certification procedure has been designed in simple terms. You can earn 1 PDU by giving 1 hour in an activity involving professional development.Through Education, there are 5 activities which can be helpful for earning the PDUs which are listed below:

  • Courses/Training
  • The application of Digital Media
  • Through informal learning
  • Reading
  • Meetings with organizations

A combination of technical domain skills, leadership, and business intelligence is required to be successful as a Project Management practitioner. The PMI Talent TriangleTM , therefore, is a blend of these three competencies and includes:Technical project management: This area includes knowledge of the domain, behaviors related to the project and practical skills. Program and Portfolio management also falls under this category.

  Business imperatives can be achieved with the right blend of knowledge and leadership skills.

Strategic and business management: These criteria can help professionals to deliver a better performance which will lead to effective results.

The PMI Chicago Chapter conducts various training and educational events which can provide the following:

Training and educational events

Pros & Cons

Educational Events


  • PMI Chicago chapter plans a series of events like seminars, conferences, etc.
  • These events may be held over a duration of 1-3 days.

  • You can interact with the other project management professionals and share views with speakers from other industries.


  • The events/training will be charged

  • As the activity involves being away from the present employment situation for a longer period of time, you have to take approval from your employer.

Learning On-demand Courses


  • PMI Chicago Chapter enables e-learning through on-demand courses.


  • You will be charged a premium because the courses are from the PMI.

Education Courses


  • PMI Chicago Chapter offers educational courses recognized by the Global Accreditation Centre (GAC) of PMI.


  • If you are not interested in academics, you may find pursuing these programs difficult.

Training Courses


  • You can attend training on topics related to project management offered by Registered Education Providers (REP) and third-party institutions.


  • The REPs and third-party institutions announce their own calendar of programs.

  • You need to check your budget and convenience before signing up for any of these courses.

An established and Registered Education Provider can help in earning the PDUs through online courses. You can choose and sign for any suitable 60 PDUs bundle training program online. While signing up for such a program, make sure that PDUs are distributed in the Education category according to the minimum requirements of the PMI Talent TriangleTM  skill areas:

Education PDUs - Minimum Talent Triangle Requirements


Technical PDUs Required

Leadership PDUs Required

Strategic PDUs Required

Remaining PDUs - across any area of PMI Talent Triangle

Total Minimum Required







You can register for the following four courses that would help earn 60 PDUs required for recertification. You can choose the courses that give at least a minimum number of PDUs required in total. Following are the names of suggested courses and PDUs linked with them:


PMI PDUs that can be earned

Microsoft Project Training


Agile and Scrum Training


ITIL Foundation Certification Training


Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training


The courses included in 3 components of the PMI Talent TriangleTM  are listed as below:



Business & Strategic Management

Life Cycle Management

Coaching & Mentoring

Customer relationship & satisfaction

Time, Scope, Risk Management

Problem Solving

Benefits Realisation


Team Building

Legal & Regulatory compliance

Agile Practices

Emotional Intelligence

Strategic planning & analysis


Conflict Management

Operational Functions

Data gathering and modeling


Business acumen

Earned value management


Competitive analysis

Performance Management


Market awareness

Risk Management

Interpersonal skills

Business models and structures

There are several options to earn PDUs through Reading, Organisation Meetings, and Informal Learning:


Ways to earn your PMP® PDUs

Organizational Meetings

  • You can earn 1-2 PDUs while you attend network meetings in  sessions related to talent triangle component.
  • In addition to such education sessions, you can attend the keynote session in the PMI seminar.


  • Reading is a passion which can pave the way to earn PMP® renewal PDU to fulfill CCR.

  • PMI has capped the number of PDUs that can be earned in this activity.
Informal Learning
  • Attendance of Informal Sessions is another way to earn PMP® renewal PDUs.

  • These are interactive sessions which offer a knowledge sharing platform with mentors and experts, where you can earn PMP® renewal PDUs.

To maintain your credential in good standing, the PMI recommends that you should earn PDUs in each of the skill areas of PMI Talent Triangle namely leadership, technical, strategic and business management. In the segment of education, there is no upper limit to earning PDUs. The PDUs earned in the segment of Education will give you confidence to perform better as a Project Manager.

It is possible to earn the renewal of PMP® PDUs both by giving back and adding value to the profession. Any of the following activities can be selected for the same:


Ways to earn PMP® renewal PDUs


By working as a Practitioner, you can make powerful use of knowledge and skills to make a worthy contribution towards various projects.

Create Content

The role of writing can play a pivotal role in earning PMP® renewal PDUs. You can write blogs, create presentations, conduct webinars, etc. for the achievement of the goal.


Making presentations in seminars and conferences through impressive speeches can help you to earn PMP® renewal PDUs.


The website of PMI has information about volunteering activities which can be made use of.


Earning 1-2 PDUs by attending the webinars is also possible. You must keep track of the timings of the events in your country, due to the variation in time zones.

You  can earn a minimum of 25 PDUs in Chicago by pursuing two activities namely; giving back and adding value to the profession:



Work as Project management practitioner

8 maximum


17 maximum

Skill you will gain with the PMP certification


Time management


Team building

Conflict resolution




Risk management


Leading change

Customer service

Operations management

Project communications

Project risk assessment

Budget planning

Project governance

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PMP Certification Course Curriculum

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Learning Objectives 
In the introductory module, you will be introduced to PMI®, the PMBOK® Guide and the various certifications offered by PMI.


  • What is PMI? 
  • What is the PMBOK® Guide? 
  • Evolution of the Project Management Institute 
  • Certifications offered by the PMI® 
  • PMI® contact resources 
  • What is PMP?

Learning Objectives
In this module, you will learn to manage conflict, lead a team, support team performance, empower team members and stakeholders, ensure that team members and stakeholders are adequately trained, build and maintain a team, remove impediments, and build a shared understanding within the team and among stakeholders.


  • Build a team 
  • Define team ground rules 
  • Negotiate project agreements 
  • Empower team members and stakeholders 
  • Train team members and stakeholders 
  • Engage and support virtual teams 
  • Build shared understanding about a project

Learning Objectives 
In this module, you will learn to select the appropriate methods to carry out the project, plan and manage scope, budget, resources, schedule, establish project governance and manage project closure.


  • Determine appropriate project methodology/methods and practices 
  • Plan and manage scope 
  • Plan and manage budget and resources 
  • Plan and manage schedule 
  • Plan and manage quality of products and deliverables 
  • Integrate project planning activities 
  • Plan and manage procurement 
  • Establish project governance structure 
  • Plan and manage project/phase closure

Learning Objectives 
Learn how to execute projects with the urgency required to deliver business value, manage communications and risks and engage stakeholders. 


  • Assess and manage risks 
  • Execute project to deliver business value 
  • Manage communications 
  • Engage stakeholders 
  • Create project artifacts 
  • Manage project changes 
  • Manage project issues 
  • Ensure knowledge transfer for project continuity 

Learning Objectives 
Learn how to keep the team on track including managing conflicts, collaborating with stakeholders and applying emotional intelligence to promote performance.


  • Lead a team 
  • Support team performance 
  • Address and remove impediments, obstacles, and blockers 
  • Manage conflict 
  • Collaborate with stakeholders 
  • Mentor relevant stakeholders 
  • Apply Emotional Intelligence to promote team performance 

Learning Objectives
Learn how to manage compliances, deliver project benefits and value and employ continuous process improvement. 


  • Manage compliance requirements 
  • Evaluate and deliver project benefits and value 
  • Evaluate and address internal and external business environment changes 
  • Support organizational change 
  • Employ continuous process improvement 

Learning Objectives 
This final session will be a comprehensive preparation for the PMP exam. Know what to expect and how best to prepare for a first-time pass. This course comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. 


  • PMP Exam Preparation 
  • Sample Questions 
  • Tricky Test Questions 
  • Exam Tips and Tricks 

FAQs on the PMP Certification Course

PMP Certification Course

Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP certification demonstrates to employers, clients and colleagues that a project manager possesses project management knowledge, experience and skills to bring projects to successful completion.  

As the demand for skilled project managers is at a critically urgent level, the PMP certification empowers you with the professional skills necessary to lead project teams and achieve successful project results.  The PMP certification course enables you to: 

  • Validate your commitment to continued excellence and quality. 
  • Demonstrate your proficiency in project management. 
  • Grow your career in project management with confidence.  
  • Enhance your salary (Year after year, the PMP certification has garnered global recognition and commanded a higher salary for certified individuals over non-certified individuals). 
  • Enable you to network with industry leaders and Agile professionals 
  • Begin your project management journey to advanced certifications like PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®, PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)® and others. 
  • Give your career a boost and make you eligible for best roles in top companies globally. 
  • Enhance your versatility and expand your skillset through rigorous training and coursework.

The new PMP course has been thoughtfully designed to make you a skilled Project Manager. You will be equipped with all the tools and techniques to design, organize, execute and complete projects within the set deadlines and allocated budget. By the end of the course, you will be equipped with the skills to: 

  • Value servant leadership
  • Measure training outcomes
  • Maintain team and knowledge transfer
  • Assess behaviour with the help of personality indicators
  • Examine the personality indicators and check the emotional needs of stakeholders
  • Assess opportunities to deliver value incrementally
  • Subdivide the tasks into modules and find the Minimum Viable Product
  • Coordinate with other projects and other operations
  • Recommend a project methodology or approach(agile/hybrid/predictive)
  • Use iterative incremental practices throughout the project lifecycle(Lessons learned/ Stakeholder Engagement)
  • Confirm approach for knowledge transfers
  • Classify compliance categories
  • Determine potential threats to compliance
  • Use methods to support compliance
  • Analyze the consequences of noncompliance
  • Determine the necessary approach and action to address the compliance needs(risk/legal)
  • Measure the project compliance
  • Evaluate delivery options to demonstrate the value
  • Assess organizational culture
  • Manage conflicts within and across teams 
  • Motivate and build high-performance teams 
  • Become a sought-after Project Manager, Program Manager or Portfolio Manager. 

The workshop is aimed at project managers, aspiring project managers and anyone who manages projects. It is also relevant to other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects, including: 

  • Mid-Level and Senior Project Managers 
  • Project Coordinators 
  • Project Analyst 
  • Project Leaders 
  • Product Managers 
  • Program Managers 
  • Project Sponsors 
  • Team Leaders 
  • Anyone who wishes to build-up knowledge in agile and hybrid approaches 

Software Requirements  

  • Internet browser  
  • MS Word or Notepad for Case Study  

System Requirements  

  • Windows or equivalent environment with Internet browser and high-speed Internet connectivity. 

There are no prerequisites to attend the course. Anyone interested who wishes to build-up knowledge in project management, agile and hybrid approaches will benefit from the course. 

Once you have mastered PMP, you can consider the certifications below: 

  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) 
  • PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP®) 
  • PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP®) 
  • PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA®) 
  • Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP®) 

PMP Certification Process

PMP certifications are offered by Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI®), the accrediting body for PMP certification. 

KnowledgeHut’s partnership with PMI dates back to 2011 when it became a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). As a result of meeting rigorous standards for training quality and effectiveness over the years, KnowledgeHut has now achieved Premier Authorized Training Partner (ATP) status with PMI.  

You cannot take the PMP exam without undertaking 35 hours of project management education, either as a self-paced e-learning or live instructor-led training from an Authorized Training Partner (ATP) of PMI, like KnowledgeHut.

To fulfil eligibility requirements for the PMP exam, you must fulfill the following: 


  • Secondary Degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or global equivalent), OR
  • Four-year Degree (bachelor’s degree or global equivalent), OR
  • Bachelor's or Post-Graduate degree from a GAC accredited program (bachelor’s degree or master's or global equivalent).


  • Minimum five years/60 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience, OR
  • Minimum three years/36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience, OR
  • Minimum two years/24 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience.


  • 35 contact hours of formal education, unless you are an active CAPM holder.

Some find the application process for the PMP exam to be quite complex. When you enrol for a PMP certification training program with KnowledgeHut, you'll benefit from step-by-step guidance by a KnowledgeHut in-house SME on your PMI® registration and membership as well as your application review and submission. The expert will hand-hold you through the entire process, so that you can focus on what matters - your exam preparation. In addition to this, you’ll also benefit from a 100% money-back guarantee.

Here are the ten steps to get PMP certified: 

Step 1: Confirm your eligibility to become a PMP certified project manager before proceeding.

Step 2: Register on the PMI® website, or become a PMI® member and member of your local chapter.

Step 3: Undertake 35 hours of PMP Training from an Authorized Training Partner (ATP) like KnowledgeHut to earn 35 PDUs (PMI’s Education requirement).

Step 4: Check out the PMP classroom training schedules & dates to find a suitable session that meets your requirements.

Step 5: Sign up for the PMP Exam by filling the PMI® application form and submit it to PMI® for approval.

Step 6: Once your online application has been determined to be complete, PMI will send your eligibility code, requesting payment.

Step 7: Pay the credential fee payment ($405 for PMI members; $555 for non-members). 

Step 8: Schedule your PMP exam on the PMI® app,; you can choose to take the exam at a Pearson VUE test center or via the online proctored testing solution.

Step 9: Develop a detailed study plan and study hard; study the PMBOK® Guide thoroughly a few times, as it is one of the primary references for the Exam.

Step 10: Appear for the exam with the required documents and aim for at least 80% or higher (this is a guideline rather than a rigid pass percentage criterion as PMI have not published the pass score in recent times).

You will get detailed information about applying for the PMP exam in PMI’s PMP Handbook. The handbook provides information on all testing modalities, policies and procedures for obtaining and maintaining the PMP certification. You will find tips and important information on the certification process including the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program. 

You do not need to earn all 35 contact hours from one project management course. However, it is more structured to acquire all the project management knowledge from a single course that focuses on the latest PMBOK® Guide framework.  

Yes, you should have completed the 35 PMP contact hours before submitting your PMP application. Yes. You would need to enter the course details together with the date of completion on the PMP application form before submitting. 

The PMBOK® Guide refers to PMI's Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge® and the latest edition, the Sixth Edition, published in 2017, can be downloaded here. As per the history of the PMBOK Guide, PMI releases a new version every 4 to 5 years to keep up with the latest best practices and trends. We anticipate the seventh version of the PMBOK Guide being released sometime in 2021 or early 2022. 

The PMBOK® Guide is a great resource and an extremely useful one to prepare for the PMP exam. The PMP exam tests your understanding of project management from PMI’s perspectives, which the PMBOK Guide captures in a very organized and systematic way. 

Yes, you will receive a course completion certificate from KnowledgeHut on successfully completing the course.  

The time it will take you to get PMP certified depends on your effort and capability as well as your experience and qualifications. To be eligible for the PMP exam, you need to meet the experience and education requirements, and pass the PMP examination, a 180-question, multiple-choice exam. Along with fulfilling eligibility requirements, professionals typically take between 2 to 4 months to prepare for the exam.

The PMP certification status can be verified via PMI’s Certification Registry. However, inclusion in the registry is voluntary, so not all certification holders may be listed.

To verify a certification holder's status, enter an individual's last name/surname in the search field and a list of matches will be displayed.

Renewing your certification enables you to demonstrate your commitment to continuing professional development. It also demonstrates the value of your knowledge in project management to employers, peers and colleagues.  

Below are the steps to renew your PMP certification. 

  • Acquire 60 PDUs for every 3-year cycle. 
  • Enter your PDUs in the online CCR system (CCRS). 
  • Pay the renewal fee according to the instructions mentioned on the renewal reminder notification from PMI. 

Ways to earn PDUS; 

  • Through education you can earn a maximum of 35 PDUs 
  • Giving back to the PMI will get you a maximum of 25 PDUs. Volunteering activities, working as project management professional and generating knowledge are some ways to give back to the PMI.  

Professional Development Units (PDUs)

PDUs are Professional Development Units issued by the Project Management Institute®. They can be earned by completing educational training or learning opportunities, which serve to validate your participation and continued proficiency in the principles and practices of project management. 

PDUs are the measuring unit used to quantify your professional development as part of the PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program. 1 PDU = 1 hour of learning/activity. 

PDUs recognize your dedication to the project management world through the award of credits for every educational effort you make throughout your career. PDUs are offered by the PMI®, and every PMI certification, except the CAPM®, requires you to earn a specific number of PDUs per three-year certification cycle.  

You will be eligible for 35 PDUs on course completion that can be used for recertification from PMI® Inc. 

You can earn PDUs by attending training programs offered by PMI Authorized Training Partners or by organizations or universities. Whenever you attend a PMI congress, webinar, conference or any other event or indulge in self-directed learning, you can earn PDUs. 

You can start earning and recording PDUs as soon as you earn a PMI certification. Any activities you have completed before earning your certification will not count as PDUs for your newly acquired certification. 

Yes, you can transfer PDUs to your next certification cycle if you have earned PDUs above the required total of 60 for PMP, in the last year of your 3-year certification cycle. The PDUs you earned in the first two years cannot be utilized in a future cycle. Further details can be found in the PMP Handbook 

No, you do not need to submit any supporting documentation to report new PDUs. However, it is recommended that you keep a folder of all PDU-related documentation handy for at least 18 months post your Continual Certification Requirement (CCR) cycle, so it is readily available should you be randomly selected for an audit. 

You can find out more about PDUs in PMI’s FAQs

PMP Audit

The submission of a PMP exam application indicates your agreement to comply with PMI’s terms of the audit process. All applications are subject to an audit, although only a percentage of applications are selected for audit.  

The purpose of the audit is to enhance the credibility of the certification programs and maintain the high standard established. 

KnowledgeHut is right by your side throughout your certification process. Right from your enrollment for the PMP training program, you will receive comprehensive assistance for PMI registration and membership and review and submission of your PMP exam application. 

Should your application get selected for the audit process, you will have 90 days to gather and submit all certificates and documentation to substantiate your project management experience and project management-related education; proper verification for the project experience listed in the application must be provided. A KnowledgeHut expert will guide you through every step to ensure application and exam success. All you need to do is focus on your exam preparation.

You would need to submit: 

  1. Copies of your diploma/global equivalent 
  2. Signatures from your supervisor(s) or manager(s) from the project(s) recorded in the experience verification section of the application 
  3. Copies of certificates and/or letters from the training institute(s) for each course recorded on the application to meet the required contact hours of project management education 

You have 90 days to submit the requested documentation. Provided you submit all the necessary documentation to meet the terms and requirements of the audit process, the audit should take just about five to seven business days to complete. 

If selected for audit, you may not continue with the certification process until you have complied with the audit requirements. The completed audit forms can be sent by regular postal mail or express courier service, to the address below. All materials must be sent at one time, in one envelope.  

  • PMI 
  • Attn: Certification Audit 
  • 14 Campus Blvd. 
  • Newtown Square, PA 19073-3299 USA 

If a PMP audit fails, PMI’s Certification Department will take further actions depending on the specific case. 

You will need to get a colleague, peer, client or sponsor verify programs and/or projects that you were the manager or supervisor for. The person would need to have sufficient knowledge of the project to be able to verify your project management experience. 

No, PMI will retain the documentation submitted as per its internal auditing procedures. 

Yes, audit materials are completely confidential, and PMI will not be sharing this with any third parties unless legally required to do so. 

You can find more information about the audits in the PMP Handbook

PMP Exam

The exam is conducted by PMI®. KnowledgeHut is an Authorized Training Partner of PMI. 

Yes, once you pay the PMP Certification fee or complete the PMP application audit, you will receive an approval email/audit verification confirmation email from PMI®. This email consists of your PMI® Eligibility ID which you will need to schedule your PMP exam at the Pearson VUE website. 

Note: You can also recover your PMI® Eligibility ID on the my PMI® section of the PMI® website in case you lose the email.