PMP Certification Training in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Ace your PMP exam in the first attempt with this comprehensive PMP course

  • 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

  • PMP Exam Prep, 4 Mock Exams (700+ Qs), More

  • PMP Exam Application Assistance

  • Curated Digital Resources from PMI

  • 100% PMP Money Back Guarantee*

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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 the PMP certfication online

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 the PMP course online?

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'll 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 Dubai

Yes. The qualification requirements and the procedure for certification are alike for the PMP® Certification rendered in UAE and the one extended across other nations.

Being PMP® Certified has the potential to trigger both your interpersonal and intra-personal professional growth. It ensures an individual’s growth as well the growth of his/her organization.The following are the value-added points of this certification:

  • Triggers Career-GrowthAs PMP® Certified personnel, you may hold many financially-rewarding positions in innumerable firms across continents.
  • Enhancement of All-Round AbilitiesWell-formulated instructions and training methods will lead to a considerable improvement in your capability and skill-set.
  • Increment in Money-Making PotentialIndividuals who have acquired the PMP® Certification often have more earning potential than the ones without it (20% higher as per the market standards).

  • Acknowledgement from Recruiters
    Recruiters often prefer PMP® Certified individuals over their non-PMP® peers. The PMP® Certification is a testimony of an individual’s promising attitude towards his career.

  • Substantial Job-Opportunities
    PMP® Certified individuals have the potential to outsmart their counterparts. They stand out in a crowd of project managers which is a manifestation of their experience, knowledge and tutelage.

  • Better Language Skills
    PMP® certified individuals have a better awareness of project management and its difficult key-words. They perform well in their fields.

  • Widening of the Network
    Various online and social media platforms provide an opportunity for PMP® Certified personnel to connect and communicate. The formation of such a niche network helps the project managers to share their perceptions, knowledge and understanding with others.

  • Appropriate for Industries
    A huge demand for PMP® Certified professionals is generated in various sectors such as IT, Finance, Commerce etc. from time to time.

  • Superior Performance
    An individual’s bar of potential is raised during the PMP® Certification. The certified individuals tend to perform better than their non-certified fellows due to their improved skills and advanced knowledge.

  • Exposure to a Variety of Projects
    PMP® Certification is a testimony in favor of the capability of an individual to take over and handle challenging projects. They are at ease with situations ranging from moderate to harsh at work.

Any institute stocked with the following features can be considered among the best training institutes for PMP® Certification.

  • Classroom Teaching
  • Online Educational Program
  • Live or Mentor-Led Online Lectures

Prior to the application for PMP® Certification Study Program in Dubai, make sure that the institution offers the following:

  • PMP® Trainers with authentic profile.
  • An online mock-test series so that you can judge your state of preparedness on the basis of two or three mock-tests.
  • Aids in preparation using various time management techniques. With 2-3 hours spent in preparation, you will need at least 45 days to be ready for the premier examination.
  • Classroom training schemes. A huge amount of concentration and determination is required to cover such a vast syllabus.
  • A 35 hours certificate, hard copy of study material, learning-friendly ambience, training center etc.

The following features should be kept in mind while determining the best PMP® Certification Trainer in Dubai:

  • Credentials and qualifications of the instructor
  • Accessibility of the trainer for offline assistance and dialogue
  • Accommodating nature of the study schedule
  • Essential and extended study material
  • Handy e-learning curriculum
  • In-course and post-course educational assistance
  • Requisite Registered Education Provider Qualification (REP)
  • Availability of the course on the internet

The online application process for the PMP® Certification is found to be quite effortless. The candidate needs to ensure that the eligibility criteria are met before application. The application fee is $ 405 for the PMI®-members and it is $ 555 for others.To apply for PMP® Certification Online, execute the following steps:

  1. Log on to and sign up for a free account
  2. Confirm your registration and log-in
  3. Complete the application form
  4. Upload the documentation of experience in the field of project management and submit (Once submitted, it takes about 5 days to process the application)
  5. Pay the examination fee
  6. Fix a time for the exam and reserve your spot

PMP® Certification Dubai Eligibility

The prerequisites for PMP® Certification can be trifurcated into:

  1. Academic Education. The candidate should hold a diploma or a degree,or the global equivalent.
  2. Past Experience of Project Management. A four-year degree holder needs to have 4500 hours experience while a secondary degree holder needs to have 7500 hours experience of leading and managing projects.
  3. 35 contact hours of project management schooling/education.

Each method of PMP® Certification Training, the classroom training, mentor-led training and self-learning, has its own pros and cons. Still self-learning is considered the cheapest of the three.Tutor-led training and self-learning can be done through an online portal. There are portals such as the KnowledgeHut where you can get 35 contact hours of PMP® training, that too of supreme quality.The following aspects should be assessed before selecting an online platform for training:

  • Is the trainer registered?
  • Does it assure a 35 contact-hours certificate?
  • Are the lectures offered by a fluent English-speaker?
  • For what duration is the access to E-learning granted?

PMP® Certification Dubai Cost

Candidates often presume that PMP® Certification cost is constituted by examination and training fee only. On the contrary, other costs are also a part of it. Besides both of the above mentioned fees, other components of the cost are price of the study-material, scheduling and reservation fee, membership fee, rescheduling fee etc. which may vary through Prometric.

There is a uniform examination fee for the PMP® Certification charged globally. The standard currency considered is US Dollars. It is $ 405 for the PMI® Members and $ 555 for the non-member aspirants. You can log on to to find out the current price for this examination in Dubai as per the existing exchange rate.The registered members as well as the non-members can appear for three re-exams at a secondary cost of $ 275 and $ 375 respectively.The list stated below provides a list of estimated prices associated with different steps in the PMP® Certification:

Serial No.

PMP® Certification Fee Aspects

Price(In $ USD)


PMP® Certification Online Training in Dubai



PMP® Offline/Classroom Training in Dubai



Membership for the PMI® UAE Khaleeji Chapter



PMI® Registration and Membership



PMI® Membership Renewal



PMP® Certification Examination for Members



PMP® Certification Examination for Non-Members



Rescheduling  for PMI® Members



Rescheduling for Non-Members



PMBOK® Handbook for Members


PMBOK® Handbook for Non-Members

50 (on Amazon)

Study Material, Texts and other sources



Practice Tests



Renewal of PMP® Certification for PMI® Members



Renewal of PMP® Certification for Non-Members


The specifications of the cost-structure associated with the PMP® Certification are as follows:

PMP® Examination Fees: The candidate can either take the test on paper (offline) or online for an amount of $ 555. The online test option is not provided by the PMI® at some test locations due to the absence of quality computer-based test centers.Also, with an additional cost of around $ 375, a candidate may reschedule the examination up to three times.

Membership of the PMI®: Project Management Institute renders its membership to individuals for a price of $ 129 and a $ 10 joining fee. Being a member of the PMI® reduces the examination fees substantially from $ 555 to $ 405. Moreover, a member may avail certain other benefits as well. The most prominent of which is a free PMBOK® Handbook, which otherwise may cost upto $ 50 on Amazon.

Training and Tuitions: The completion of a 35-hour training period is mandatory for every individual, before taking the PMP® examinations. The candidate can opt to do so either in a mentor-lead setup or a classroom setting designed for learning. In case of a location constraint, an online course can serve the desired purpose as well. The online courses in Dubai may cost $ 400 while a classroom training program costs around $ 800.

Supplementary Textbooks: Besides the PMBOK® Handbook, there are various other study guides and supplementary textbooks required for the preparation of PMP® Examinations. The price of these texts may range from $ 40 to $ 100.

Practice tests can also be scheduled in order to enhance the preparedness.  Such test series cost around $ 60 to $ 100.

Renewal of Credentials: Just getting PMP® Certified is not enough but every certified individual needs to get the credentials renewed every three years. A member is supposed to pay an amount of $ 60 while a non-member has to pay a substantially higher price of $ 150 as a renewal-fee.

The members have to pay an amount of $ 555 each while non-members have to pay $ 405 each for PMP® Examination in UAE. The examination can either be paper-based or through computer online.Besides the $ 130 PMI®-membership fee, there is an annual renewal-fee of $119. Being a member of the PMI®, an individual in entitled to various cost benefits. Members have the privilege to access and download the digital edition of PMBOK® Handbook for free from the PMI® Website.

An individual needs to spend around $ 800 for PMP® Classroom Training in Dubai.

The factors that need to be considered before enrolling for a PMP® Certification Training in Dubai are as follows:

  • Examine the eligibility criteria for the PMP® Certification Examination
  • Scrutinize the various training modes for pros and cons before zeroing in on one
  • See if the study-approach can take you over the line in the first attempt
  • Check the recommended schedule for PMP® exam preparation
  • Check if the study material is appropriate for preparation

Supervised training, refined preparatory tools and extensive courseware are few amongst many features that enable KnowledgeHut to offer a 100% PMP® Examination pass guarantee.The features that allow KnowledgeHut to live up to its promise are as follows:

  • Preparatory questionnaires, six full-syllabus mock tests, mathematical equations and formulae, examination tips and techniques and PMP® templates constitute the KnowledgeHut Exam Success Formula. It offers the utmost learning benefits.
  • Our certified trainers provide extended support via email in all the domains of certification. Our team of PMP® experts assists the aspirant right from enrollment to post-workshop period to ensure that all the doubts are made clear.
  • KnowledgeHut presents the candidates with a special eligibility check which assists them in checking their certification eligibility. It further provides supplementary assistance of the experts for PMI® registration, PMI® application review and filling the online PMP® application form.
  • They further offer interactive preparatory classes before the examination. Such online sessions (especially for doubt-clarification) can be planned for and scheduled after training.

  • If a candidate fails the examination twice, KnowledgeHut refunds the entire tuition fee (excluding the discounts). The candidate just has to see to it that both the attempts are made within ninety calendar days right after the completion of the course.

PMP® Exam in Dubai


Test Centre Id

Test Centre Name

Test Centre Region

Test Centre Address

Test Centre Phone



New Horizons CLC - Dubai


The Business Center Bldng, 2nd Flr, 201 Bur Dubai, Khalid Bin Waleed S (Bank S) Opposite Burjuman Mall




The Exam Preparation & Testing House FZCO


Suite 703, 7th Floor, Apricot Tower,

+971 433 33 616



Al Dar University College


Al Garhoud, Al Gaizi Plaza Next of Mitisubishi Service Center Near GGICO Metro Station




Fast Lane Computer Consultancy - Dubai


Knowledge Park, Block 17 Level 1, Office No 101-107 PO Box 53941 - Dubai

+971 4 42 89 440



ICT International


Office 206, Floar 2, Sobha Ivory 1 32a Marasi Drive - Business Bay - UAE Call, for Out of Schedule Exam Booking

+971 52 6245 377



One Attempt FZ LLC


Office No. 209, Block 19 Dubai Knowledge Village Mob: +971525250240




Sanisoft Information Technologies








Office 2406 - HDS Tower - Cluster F Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT)




SitesPower Training Center


101 KML  Bldg. Safa Interchange(exit47), Meydan Road AL Quoz 1, Next to Safa British School,

[971] 4 33 065 55



Zurich Training Institute


Al Awisi Building Office 109-110 near to Al Sarkal Building Port Saeed behind of Kia Motors

971 4 2977880


Test Centre ID

Test Centre Name

Test Centre Region

Test Centre Address

Test Centre Phone



Al Khawarizmi International College


M Floor, next to Main Bus Station Muroor Road Behind Al Wahda Mall (Landmark)

00971 2 408 0000



New Horizons CLC - Abu Dhabi


AL GHAITH TOWER 9th Floor suit 902

[971] 2 6266667





Al mutaredh Street khaled bin sultan, 21st villa 8, next to tamasi salon




Abu Dhabi Polytechnic


Institute of Applied Technology Mohammed Bin Zayed City




Al Khawarizmi International College


Al Maryal Beside Tway Park




Al Khawarizmi International College (Al Bahia)


Al Bahia Near Deerfields Mall




Al Menhal Cultural and Computer Institute


Takhteet street Arab bank building






DAS Tower, Opposit CI Tower Sultan Bin Zayad Street (32nd Street) Khalidiyah St.17th Floor,Office No.1701

00971 267 71117



Continuing Education Center (CEC)


ASAS Tower,Al Khan, Offices Entrance 5th floor, Office number 501 Next to Sharjah Islamic Bank




Middle East Center


Ibrahim Almedfa Street Al Musallah

00971 6 5615454



Nbiz Infosol


Mansour Tower,3rd Floor 302 Al Salam Street Near India Palace Restuarent




Regional Educational Institute


Hamdan Street Abu Dhabo Plaza Tower 1st Floor, no 101

+971 2 679 49 48



Tahaluf Al Emarat Technical Solutions L.L.C


Al Bustan Business Tower rabdan street

+971 2 666 1 789

The Customer service contact no for the candidates is 0008004401837

Ensure that you meet all the requirements before applying for the PMP® exam through Pearson VUE.
If the candidate selects Online Proctored Test:

Follow below steps to schedule PMP® Exam through Pearson VUE –

  1. Go to and Login to your account. Select the PMI® program from the ‘Test Taker Services’ section.
  2. Select ‘Schedule a Test’ option available on the right-hand side of the page. Complete and fill the necessary fields with the details such as test centre, date, and time.
  3. Review the appointment after selecting the details and click on ‘Proceed to Checkout’. Finally, click on ‘Submit Order’ to confirm your appointment.
  4. A confirmation email will be received from Pearson VUE on confirming the booking of the exam.
  5. The confirmation email will contain information such as date, time, location and direction of the test centre. 

If the candidate selects the CBT option:

Follow below steps:

  1. Select the booking slot which is available. Select the “I will be scheduling for the future date at a test centre” option. Click on Next.
  2. You will be asked to review the Testing policies. After reviewing the policies, click on the Schedule this exam option.
  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 Dubai and then choose a suitable date and time.
  4. Once the information is filled, review the application form and the appointment and click on Proceed to checkout.
  5. Click on Submit the Order option. This shall confirm the appointment.
  6. A confirmation email will be sent on the registered email id of the candidate by Pearson VUE. 

A charge of $70 will be applied if you are cancelling your appointment within 30 days of your examination. If you are cancelling your appointment 48 hours before your examination, then you will have to forfeit the entire exam fee.

If you have a Paper-based Testing (PBT) exam scheduled on or after 1st July 2019, it will be moved to a Pearson VUE test center. No more updates have been released by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® yet.

To schedule the PMP® Exam via Telephone with Pearson VUE, follow below steps –
Step 1: Candidate can call on the telephone number provided at the Pearson VUE website.
Step 2: The representative at Pearson VUE can ask for below details –

  • Testing program -> Project Management Institute
  • Examination Name
  • PMI® ID of the candidate

Step 3: Candidate will be asked to verify details such as first name, last name, email address, address, and telephone number that was filled in the application. Candidates will receive an email once examination appointment is confirmed. 

  • In order to schedule the PMP® Exam with the Test Accommodations with Pearson VUE, candidates need to satisfy certain requirements. Test Accommodations are provided to candidates with disabilities. The candidate needs to submit adequate documents. 
  • Go to and go to ‘Test Taker home’ and click on ‘Test Accommodation’. 
  • Click on ‘Select your Test program’.

Upon submitting the PMP® certification fee or completing the PMP® application audit, candidate will receive the Eligibility ID on their email address along with the confirmation. You can also get the ID from the myPMI® section of the Pearson VUE website.

To reschedule or cancel a PMP® Exam with Pearson VUE, candidates need to follow the below steps –

  • Log in to the account on and go under ‘Review Application Status’ section. Click on ‘Reschedule Exam or Cancel Exam’.
  • Go to ‘Upcoming Appointment’ Section and select the desired new date and time for the test. 
  • Click on ‘Proceed to Checkout’ once you have reviewed your application.

Note: Remember that if you are within 48 hours of your exam and you are cancelling your exam, you will have to forfeit the entire exam fee 

Personal items such as cellular phones, Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) or hand-held computers, other electronic devices, watches, pagers, wallets, purses, hats as well as other head coverings, coats, bags, books, and notes are prohibited in the Testing location. All the materials can be kept in the locker provided at the test centre.

Online Proctor should be reviewed to meet certain factors such as technical, system requirement, and testing protocol requirements. Ensure that the computer assigned to you is appropriate and working properly before taking the examination.

If you want to take the Online Proctor exam, you need to make sure that you understand the system, environment, technical and testing protocol requirements. You must do this before scheduling an appointment. Just follow these steps:
  1. Running System test
    • Take the computer in the location you will be taking the exam from and download and run them in the system.
    • Make sure that you 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
    There are some policies and procedures for the online proctor exam, which you can check here.

  3. Verify System Requirements
    Verify that your system meets the system requirements for the online proctor exam.

For cancelling an appointment for PMP® examination, the cancellation request should be made to the PMI®. In order to ensure a refund, this request should be made at least 30 days prior to the exam eligibility expiry.

PMI® Dubai Chapter

According to the PMI®, the chapters are essentials while operating at a local level. These create platforms that allow numerous project managers to connect and bridge the communication gaps. Thus, they assist the professionals in interacting and sharing ideas. PMI® UAE Khaleeji Chapter organizes various seminars, lectures and other events that help in learning, refining knowledge and forming networks.

You are entitled to receive free PDUs for being a PMI® member or through PMI® membership renewal. Free PDUs can also be obtained via attending seminars and with the help of other means rendered by the PMI®. The latest updates in academia, member services, networking and certification for project management can be tracked down through the PMI® Newsletter. Thus, it helps you in enhancing your contemporary knowledge.Also, you can acquire the following advantages for being a member of the PMI® UAE Khaleeji Chapter:

  • Debate and Discussion: PMI® UAE Khaleeji Chapter renders a platform to the members for assessing and debating the complications, solutions and insights concerning project management.
  • Network Building: As a member of the PMI® UAE Khaleeji Chapter, you are able to communicate and connect with the local experts. In this ‘web of experts’, there is an efficient give and take of ideas and knowledge. Such a powerful networking encourages learning and benefits all the events of the chapter. Also, the formation of critical-internal connections aids you in locating remunerative employment opportunities.
  • Seminars and Conferences: Various events such as seminars and conferences are exclusively organized for the members of the PMI® UAE Khaleeji Chapter.
  • Volunteering: Numerous volunteering opportunities, at various events, are presented to the members of PMI® UAE Khaleeji Chapter.

The PMI® UAE Khaleeji Chapter is located in Dubai.Address: PMI® - UAE ChapterBlock No. 6, First Floor – F07Dubai Knowledge VillageDubaiUnited Arab Emirates

The PMI® UAE Khaleeji Chapter in Dubai organized the 2019 Annual Gathering on 19th January 2019 at Queen Elizabeth II - Dubai. The Annual Gathering was held to celebrate their 2018 success story and to kick off 2019 in a grand manner. It was open to all the PMI®-UAE Chapter members.It was a half-day long event with the following keynotes:

  • "Future Shaping" by Dr Noah Raford, COO 'Futurist-in-Chief', Dubai Future Foundation
  • Keynote by Mr Kenny Linn, Capital Project Services Leader, PwC Middle East

Over 500 people attended the event. It was free of cost for the Current PMI® UAE Chapter members, while it had cost AED 100 for a current PMI® member(and not a current PMI® UAE Chapter member) and AED 200 for the attendees who were not a PMI® UAE Chapter members / nor PMI® members.

The numerous education and certification programs proffered by the PMI® UAE Khaleeji Chapter are:

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

Past events conducted in Dubai:

Serial Number

Event Name

Event Date and Time

Event Venue

Location on Google Map


New Members & New Credential (PMI® & Chapter)

Sunday, 09-12-2018 6:00 pm



New Members & New Credential (PMI® & Chapter) & Credentials (Non-PMI® Members)

Monday, 17-09-2018 6:00 pm




Voice of the Members Workshop

24-11-2018 9:30 am

JA Bateaux Dubai

JA Bateauxi ,Al Seef Street, Dubai - United Arab Emirates


2019 Annual Gathering

19-01-2019 10:00 am

Queen Elizabeth II - Dubai

Queen Elizabeth II - Dubai


Dealing with Difficult Stakeholders

24-10-2018 10:00 am

Latifa Hospital Auditorium, Dubai

Latifa Hospital - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

PMP® Exam & PMP® Renewal

The PMP® Certification remains valid for three years. The renewal of PMP® Certification beyond expiry requires PDUs. PDUs help in the fulfillment of Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR).

In order to maintain the PMI® Certification, it is mandatory for a professional to consistently earn PDUs. PDUs are essentials of CCR (Continuing Certification Requirements). 60 PDUs are required to fulfill the CCR which is further required for PMI® Certification renewal.

The following are the essentials of the CCR for PMI® Certification:

Achieving the PMI® certificationThe CCR cycle begins from the day of clearing the PMP® exam and runs for 3 years.

Engagement in professional development eventsYou may participate in professional development events to obtain PDUs.

Noting and reporting PDUs
You must present your PDU claims for the certification through CCRS (CCR System).

Satisfying the CCR criteria

You must have enough PDUs to fulfill the CCR criteria for certification.
Finalizing the CCR application and paying the renewal fee

PMI® reminds you about the renewal and its payment.
CCR Renewal Completion

Comply with the guidelines for the continued maintenance of the certification.

The mentioned professional development activities can be undertaken for earning the requisite 60 PDUs:

  • Education/Learning
  • Adding worth/giving back to your profession

A minimal amount of 35 PMP® renewal PDUs may be earned by taking up diverse activities in the field of education.

The calculation process for PMP® certification renewal is simple. You get one PDU for each hour spent performing an activity that escalates your professional growth. There are five major educational activities that can be undertaken to fulfill the PDU requirements.

  • Training and Learning Courses
  • Digital/Online Media
  • Organizational Meetings
  • Reading
  • Informal or Self Learning

PMI® requires that every Project Management practitioner must obtain and maintain skills in three domains:Technical, Leadership and Business. It helps the PMP® professionals to contribute effectively to the project outcome. The PMI Talent TriangleTM is a blend of these three capabilities.Technical Proficiency: Vibrant knowledge, practical skills and professional behavior related to Project, Program and Portfolio Management constitutes the technical aptitude.Leadership: Project managers must be equipped with management skills and experience in order to successfully lead teams. This in turn, helps in achieving the business goals and objectives.
Strategic and Business Management: Industrial expertise and insights assist in enhancing the business performance and growth.

Below is a list of educational and training events organized by PMI® UAE Khaleeji Chapter that may help you in earning PDUs:

Educational and Training Events

Pros & Cons

Educational Events


  • PMI® Dubai chapter conducts a number of formal conferences, seminars and other learning events
  • These events last for 1-3 days.
  • You can grasp the knowledge that is shared by the speakers who are industrial experts and project management practitioners.


  • Such events are paid.

  • You may require an approval of your company to attend these events because you will be away from work for a considerable time.

E-Learning Courses On-Demand


  • PMI® Dubai Chapter renders various courses on-demand in order to enable E-Learning.


  • You might have to spend a lot for these courses since these are extended by the PMI® itself.
Educational Courses


  • For the candidates seeking academic advancements, the PMI® Dubai Chapter offers educational courses which are Global Accreditation Center (GAC) recognized.


  • The GAC programs are difficult for the individuals uninterested in academic learning.

Training Courses


  • You can undergo training in the various domains of project management as offered by Registered Education Providers (REP) and other third-party institutions.


  • The REPs and third-party institutes have their own courses and programs.
  • The courses are often expensive and non-accommodating.

Yes. The 60 PDUs required for PMI® Certification can be earned online by registering for a 60 PDU Bundle Training Program. The program must be amongst the ones offered by the Registered Education Provider (REP).However, the distribution of PDUs in the education category must be in compliance with these requirements as per the PMI Talent TriangleTM:

Education PDUs - Minimum PMI Talent TriangleTM Requirements





Remaining - across any area of PMI Talent TriangleTM

Minimum Required







Four courses are recommended for earning the 60 PDUs necessary for recertification. The courses should be chosen in such a manner that the total PDUs obtained are equal to or more than 60.


PMI® PDUs that can be earned

Microsoft Project Training

45 PMI® PDUs

Agile and Scrum Training


ITIL Foundation Certification Training

16 PMI® PDUs

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training

35 PMI® PDUs

In order for you to maintain your credentials in a good standing, PMI® has a set criteria for PDUs. A fixed minimum number of PDUs must be earned in each of the domains of the PMI Talent TriangleTM: technical, leadership and business. However, the number of PDUs that can be obtained through education is not limited. Enhancement of knowledge, related to a particular field, through academic learning also allows you to perform better.

The following courses/activities are included in both, under the components of PMI Talent TriangleTM and the 60 PDU bundle: