PMP® Certification Training in Seattle, WA, 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
  • KnowledgeHut is a Premier ATP of PMI® and trains using PMI content
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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? 

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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

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

1

Team building

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

2

Negotiating project agreements

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

3

Managing conflict

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

4

Choosing the right project methodology

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

5

Managing risks

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

6

Project Governance

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

7

Delivering Business Value

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

8

Managing Compliances

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

9

Continuous Process Improvement

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

10

Project Continuity

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

11

Emotional Intelligence

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

12

Business Analysis

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

Skill you will gain with the PMP certification

Leadership

Time management

Mentorship

Team building

Conflict resolution

Motivation

Negotiation

Agility

Risk management

Problem-solving

Leading change

Customer service

Operations management

Project communications

Project risk assessment

Budget planning

Project governance

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Build high-performance project teams

Whether you seek to grow your business or compete more successfully, all paths inevitably lead to project management. Skill up your project teams and improve enterprise efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Empower your PMP teams with best practices and the latest tools.
  • Align skill development with your business objectives.
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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.


Topics 

  • 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.


Topics 

  • 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.


Topics 

  • 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. 


Topics 

  • 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.


Topics 

  • 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. 


Topics

  • 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. 


Topics 

  • 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: 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

  • 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).

PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE:

  • 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.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT EDUCATION

  • 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, my.pmi.org; 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. 

To fulfil eligibility requirements for the PMP® exam, you require: 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: 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);

PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE: 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;

PROJECT MANAGEMENT EDUCATION:  35 contact hours of formal education unless you are an active CAPM holder, minimum three years/36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience and 35 contact hours of formal education unless you are an active CAPM holder.

The experience and education requirements for the exam can be quite confusing. 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. The expert will hand-hold you through review and submission of your PMP® exam application, so you can focus on what matters - your certification. In addition to this, you’ll also benefit from a 100% money-back guarantee.

You can take your PMP exam either at a Pearson Vue Test Center or via an Online Proctored Test by following these steps: 

  • Step 1: Log in to www.PMI.org and then move to ‘Review Application Status’ under myPMI® section. Click on ‘Schedule Exam’. 
  • Step 2: You’ll be redirected to your Pearson VUE account.  
  • Step 3: The landing page of your Pearson VUE account comprises of a space where you need to search the name of your testing program. For PMP®, you need to search for PMI® - Project Management Institute. 
  • Note: Before scheduling, rescheduling, or canceling an exam, it is mandatory for you to select your testing program, or you can also choose to contact one of the customer service representatives. 
  • There is another way to find and select your testing program. You can find a list of all test sponsors on the landing page of your Pearson VUE account by clicking on ‘A to Z list of all programs’. 
  • Step 4: In the next step, click on ‘P’ to find PMI® (Project Management Institute) which is the test sponsor or testing program name for PMP® exam. 
  • Step 5: Clicking on PMI® - Project Management Institute will take you directly to a landing page where you need to use your unique PMI® eligibility ID to log in. 
  • Step 6: Now you need to choose between Center Based Test (CBT) or Online Proctored Test (OP) option. 

On selecting CBT option: 

  • Step 7.1: Select the booking method for your PMP® exam. You need to select the ‘I will be scheduling for a future date at a test center’ option and then click on ‘Next’. 
  • Step 7.2: Clicking on ‘Next’ will take you to the View Testing Policies page where you need to review the testing policies and then click on ‘Schedule this exam’. 
  • Step 7.3: Choose the test center, date, and time for your PMP® certification exam.  
  • Step 7.4: Once you choose your test center, date, and time, review the appointment and then click on ‘Proceed to Checkout’. 
  • Step 7.5: Just follow the steps and click on Submit Order which will confirm your appointment. 
  • Step 7.6: On completion of the process, you will receive a confirmation mail from Pearson VUE. 

On selecting Online Proctored Test: 

  • Step 8.1: Select the Online Proctored Test option for your PMP® certification exam, you need to read and agree to the online proctoring policies and then click ‘Next’. 
  • Step 8.2: You’ll come across the exam and language aid. First, click on ‘View Testing Policies’ and then click on ‘Schedule This Exam’. 
  • Step 8.3: As you will be taking the exam from home, you don’t need to select any exam center. Select the time of the exam once you select the date. Schedule your PMP® exam at any time between Tuesday and Saturday. 
  • Step 8.4: Review your appointment details once you make the selection and then click on ‘Proceed to Checkout’. 
  • Step 8.5: Follow the next steps and then click on ‘Submit Order’. 
  • Step 8.6: Once your appointment is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation mail from Pearson VUE. 

While submitting an application, you don’t need to send in any documentation. However, if you are selected for a random audit, you will need to send your supporting documentation. To find out more about PMI's audit process, refer to the PMP Handbook and the audit FAQs. 

PMI’s PMP Application Checklist is a handy checklist to ensure you’re following PMI guidelines as follows: 

  • Project entries should represent professional project work experience only.  
  • All projects to be listed individually. Multiple projects not to be entered together. 
  • True title of the project or basic descriptor of the project purpose should be used. 
  • Each project descriptions should be high level summaries of the project. 
  • Project entries should not include routine, operational, or administrative tasks and responsibilities. 
  • Number of team members who participated in this project and the budget for the project should be accurate. 
  • If selected for the PMI audit process, proper verification for the project experience listed in the application must be provided. 

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.

PMI conducts random audits of the applications to ensure the credibility of the certification program and of the certification holders. If your application is 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 hand-hold you through the entire process, enabling you to focus on what matters - your exam preparation. In addition to this, you’ll also benefit from a 100% money-back guarantee.

The latest PMP exam was rolled out by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) on January 2, 2021.

The latest (2021) PMP® certification exam pattern is as follows: 

  • Number of questions: 180 (the previous exam was 200, but the same number of questions will be scored)
  • Time: 230 minutes
  • Breaks: One additional break for a total of two 10-minute breaks for computer-based tests; no scheduled breaks for paper-based exams.
  • Question type: Combination of multiple-choice, multiple responses, matching, hotspot and limited fill-in-the-blank. See prototype questions for examples.
  • Difficulty level: The questions are populated as per the difficulty level. The questions are randomized so that no two candidates will get similar questions. The easier the question, the higher the passing score determinant and the higher or tougher the question, the easier the passing score. 
  • Domains covered: While the old exam focused mainly on the stages of a project, the new one encompasses everything and everyone involved, namely:

  1. PEOPLE – 42% of items on the exam, emphasizing the skills and activities associated with effectively leading a project team. 
  2. PROCESS – 50% of items on the exam, reinforcing the technical aspects of managing a project.
  3. BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT – 8% of items on the exam, highlighting the connection between projects and organization strategy.

The exam will include content that spans the value delivery spectrum, including predictive, agile and hybrid approaches. 

You can learn more about the 2021 PMP Exam Content Outline here.

The new examination blueprint detailing the percentage of questions contained in each project management process group is as follows: 

  • People: 42%  
  • Process: 50% 
  • Business Environment: 8% 

More details can be found in the PMP New Examination Content Outline – Jan 2021 

PMI® rolled out new changes to the PMP® exam based on thorough research into how the project management profession has evolved since the last changes made in 2015. Three significant changes include:

1. PMP Exam Format

The new exam is comprised of 180 questions, which need to be answered within 230 minutes (one additional break for a total of two 10-minute breaks for computer-based tests; no scheduled breaks for paper-based exams). Questions will be a combination of multiple-choice, multiple responses, matching, hotspot and limited fill-in-the-blank.

2. PMP Exam Content

While the old exam focused mainly on the stages of a project, the new one encompasses everything and everyone involved, namely:

PEOPLE – 42% of items on the exam, emphasizing the skills and activities associated with effectively leading a project team. 

PROCESS – 50% of items on the exam, reinforcing the technical aspects of managing a project.

BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT – 8% of items on the exam, highlighting the connection between projects and organization strategy.

3. Exam Preparation

Through its Authorized Training Partners (ATP), PMI is making available its digital resources for exam preparation. When you enrol for KnowledgeHut's PMP training, you will receive comprehensive exam preparation support.

You can learn more about the 2021 PMP Exam Content Outline here.

PMI takes about 5 days to carry out an Application Completeness Review. If selected for the audit process, you will have 90 days to submit your audit materials. PMI processes audit materials within 5 to 7 days.  

There is no re-evaluation for the PMP exam. However, if you fail you can attend the exam again. Ensure that you use the remaining two attempts within a year of your eligibility period. If you don’t, you cannot fill the PMP® exam application form for a year. If you still fail the remaining two attempts, you have to wait for a year from your last exam attempt before you can re-apply and write the exam. 

You can retake the exam if you fail, provided your next attempt is within your eligibility period of 1 year.

If you have already passed the test, you will not be able to take it again to receive a better score.   

Your web-based exam results will be visible to you immediately upon completion of the exam.  

You can attempt the exam a maximum of 3 times within your eligibility period of 1 year.

Yes, PMI has published official samples of the latest 2021 PMP Exam. Refer prototype questions for examples.

Getting high-quality training for your PMP certification is much more than listening to lectures from an instructor. As the PMP exam can be quite challenging, it is essential that you have sufficient study resources at your disposal. At KnowledgeHut, we offer the most comprehensive and highest quality training material available and will soon be adding more.

In addition to digital resources from PMI, you can practice for the PMP exam with three Mock Exams. Our mock exams are in-depth tools intended to help you identify areas of weakness. Identify where you stand with regard to the exam and determine areas of focus for your study.

The exam file is made available the last day of class on your learning experience platform. The mock exams auto-grade your answers while providing score breakdowns by domain and task areas.

PMP Digital Badge

The PMI Certification Digital Bade Program allows you to easily share verified proof of your distinguished PMI certification wherever and whenever you choose. PMI has partnered with Acclaim to provide you with a digital badge that displays your professional qualifications and achievements. Your badge also comes with valuable job market information to help you advance your career. 

A digital badge helps you authenticate and display your certification, skills and qualifications. It provides information on:  

  • when the certification was earned 
  • key skills associated with the certification 
  • what it takes to qualify for the certification 
  • the work you do to actively maintain the certification 

You can share your badge on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, in an email signature or embed it in a website.  

You will receive an email from Acclaim within two weeks of earning your certification. The mail will  notify you that PMI has issued you a badge. On clicking the Accept button in the email, you will be taken to the Acclaim website where you will be able to create an account and claim your badge. 

If you don’t receive an email from Acclaim within two weeks of earning your certification or need support, contact support.youracclaim.com. 

PMP Workshop Experience 

The PMP® Certification workshop at KnowledgeHut is delivered through PRISM, our immersive learning experience platform, via live and interactive instructor-led training sessions. 

Listen, learn, ask questions, and get all your doubts clarified from your instructor, who is an experienced practitioner.   

Our PMP® trainers are experienced project management professionals and experts who have immense experience in leading, applying, coaching, and teaching about project management. 

Our dedicated team of coaches deliver training on par with the standard of excellence as set out by PMI. Every candidate receives the same high-quality content irrespective of the trainer and the location. They help you further develop the competencies and skills you need to make a difference in your organization.  

Currently, our PMP® courses are delivered through live interactive virtual classrooms and can be structured over two days or more.  

Our course focuses on interactive learning. Most class time is dedicated to hands-on exercises, lively discussions, and team collaboration, all facilitated by the trainer who is an experienced PMP practitioner. The focus is on finding practical solutions to real-world scenarios in various projects environments, both big and small.  

Software Requirements  

  • Internet browser  
  • MS Word or Notepad  

System Requirements  

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

Yes, your course material will be provided in advance. You will receive an email with a link to set your password a few days in advance of the scheduled course. Once you log in to PRISM, you will have access to the study plan and all the course material.  

The course material comprises of the course schedule or study plan, workbooks and all relevant assignments, assessments, or case studies. 

The sessions would be auto recorded on PRISM, subject to permission by PMI® and the DA Trainer. Based on the permissions, you would have lifetime access to the video recordings of the sessions as well. 

No, you will not yet be able to join the training through phone or tab. Please be prepared to join the training on your laptop or desktop.  

If you get disconnected during the training, you will have the option to re-join within about half an hour subject to accreditation body guidelines and the instructor’s preference. 

Our workshops are currently held online and anyone with a stable internet from anywhere across the world can benefit from this to get PMP® certified.  You can check out the schedules here: https://www.knowledgehut.com/project-management/pmp-certification-training/schedule 

You will receive a registration link from PRISM to your e-mail id. You will have to set your password, log in to our Immersive Learning Experience platform and start your learning journey.  

If you miss a class, you can access the class recordings from PRISM at any time. At the beginning of every session, there will also be a 10-12 minute recapitulation of the previous class.  

This is a live instructor led training where you will be coached by PMP® experts.   

We currently use the Zoom platform for video conferencing and will soon be adding more integrations with Webex and Microsoft Teams. However, all the sessions and the recordings will be available right from within our learning platform. Learners will not need to wait for any notifications or links or install any additional software.    

Yes, there are other participants who actively participates in the class remotely.  They can attend online training from office, home, or any other suitable place.   

In case of any queries, our support team is available to you 24/7 via the Help and Support section on PRISM. You can also reach out to your workshop manager on your workshop group messenger.   

Unlimited number of attempts are permitted for quizzes. Assignments can be retaken for the specified number of attempts.   

Should you have any more questions, please email us on support@knowledgehut.com and we will be happy to get back to you.   

What learners are saying

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Chirag Selarka

IT Project Manager

5

Very professional learning imparted by the trainer with real life scenarios. Query solving was the fastest.

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Manasa HV

DM

5

Training was really good and informative. Many tips were given on answering questions. Overall training was really good .

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Madhurima Patro

Head, Vehicle Physical Integration

4

The PMP preparation training that I took, was very elaborate and helpful. The trainer is extremely supportive, and reachable. There could be some improvements done in accessing the materials, I had a bit of challenge there. Also, a few more mock assessments would really help. Overall, a great learning experience with KnowledgeHut!

Attended PMP® Certification workshop in June 2020

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Manager

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A very good session which gave insight about the PMBOK guide and the PMP exam. Good tutor and mentor. A really nice experience!

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Program Manager

4

I am extremely happy with the content and course delivery. Good job KnowledgeHut team! Very professional and excellent service

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Project Manager

4

Course material is good and learning experience was great. Help provided for certification is useful. Very professional approach for conducting training by KnowledgeHut.

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Assist Manager

5

The training sessions, presentations, material all are very good. Overall learning experience is just great.  It was very good training, the trainer has great knowledge and shares it. Good explaining skills as well. Highly recommend KnowledgeHut!

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PMP® Certification Process

PMP® Certification Seattle

The PMP® Certification is an internationally accepted qualification granted by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® that is the leading worldwide project management association. As far as the PMP® Certification in Seattle is concerned, everything from the process of certification to the eligibility criteria, remains the same worldwide.

The PMP® Certification will help you in becoming an expert that is a globally-accredited qualification.  This certification will not only take your career to greater heights but also develop your leadership skills. Being a PMP® certified professional, you will become a valuable asset to your organization.Here are some key advantages of having PMP® Certification:

  • Propels your career: The PMP® certification can enhance your career by making you eligible for some of the top-notch positions in leading global companies.
  • Enhances your versatility: The PMP® Certification enhances your versatility to work with projects in varied industries and domains.  The rigorous training helps to expand your skill set so that you can effectively handle even the most challenging and complex projects. 

  • Provides you job security: Though no job is immune to market upheavals and its ever-changing dynamics, the job of a Project Manager is among those jobs that would be in demand even during tough economic conditions. The PMP® certification ensures job security even during recession periods.

  • Gets you lucrative pay packages: PMP® certified professionals get better pay packages and good roles than the non-certified ones.

  • Increases your scope of work: The PMP® Certification can give you an increased global reach. An ocean of opportunities will become available to you both in the USA and abroad.

  • Validates the credibility of your skills: It is not easy to acquire PMP® certification therefore any certified professionals is often looked upto by both hiring managers and peers.

  • Expands your network: PMP certified professionals have long-standing professional networks across the world. The events organized by these groups serve as a platform for professionals to make new connections and grow their network.

The first thing is to look for is whether the training institute provides any of the following modes below: 

  • Classroom training
  • Online learning
  • Instructor-led or live online training

The following tips will be useful in selecting the PMP® certification training in Seattle;

  • Check the profile and credibility of the PMP® trainer.
  • Ensure that the institute provides you with at least 2 to 3 mock tests to judge your readiness to take the PMP® exam.
  • It is recommended to prepare for at least 45 days with 2 to 3 hours daily study routine. Check whether the institute provides you with the required study support. 
  • Classroom training is the best mode to learn the vast  syllabus of the PMP® certification exam, effectively. Check whether the institute provides a rigorous and result-oriented classroom training.
  • Lastly, ensure that you would receive a 35 hours certification after you complete the training as it is mandatory to take the PMP® exam.
  • Also, check the study material you will receive during the training and how is the training venue.

Below is a checklist that will help you in choosing a PMP® Certified trainer in Seattle:

  • Check the credentials of the trainer
  • Enquire with your trainer if you can connect with him for offline assistance and course-related interactions
  • Check whether your trainer is flexible with the schedule of the course.
  • Whether your trainer can provide you with all the available course aids.
  • Will you get e-learning opportunity for the course?
  • Will you get post-course and in-course study assistance?
  • Ensure that the trainer is a Registered Education Provider (REP)
  • Check whether you can get online access to 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 PMI.org 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 Eligibility Seattle

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

  • The academic education requires a secondary diploma or a degree.
  • The project management experience includes a four-year degree with 4,500 hours of leading and directing projects or a secondary degree with 7,500 hours 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, the classroom training, instructor-led training, and the self-learning method. These modes have their ups and downs 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 Seattle

Many PMP® Certification students have a misconception regarding the PMP® Certification cost. They think that it includes only the exam and training fee, which is not the case. The PMP® Certification cost can vary depending upon the cost of your PMP® membership, PMP® test preparation materials, and test scheduling/rescheduling through Prometric.The fee of the PMP® exam is same universally, and is charged by the Project Management Institute (PMI) ® in US dollars only. For PMI® members, the fee is $405, and for the non-members, it is $555. Moreover, all aspirants can take 3 retests by making an extra payment per test. Get a thorough idea about the different costs associated with the PMP® Certification from the below list:

Sl. No.

PMP® Certification Cost

Costs

1

Online training fee for PMP® Certification in Seattle

$399 to $999

2

PMP® classroom training at Seattle

$699 to $999

3

Membership cost for the PMI® Seattle Chapter

$12

4

PMI® Membership fee together with the joining fee

$139

5

PMI® Membership renewal fee

$129 per year

6

PMP® Certification Exam fee for the PMI® members

$405

7

PMP® Certification Exam fee for the non-members

$555

8

Rescheduling fee for PMI® members

$275

9

Rescheduling fee for the non-members

$375

10

PMBOK® handbook price for the members

Free

11

PMBOK® handbook price for the non-members

$50 on Amazon

12

Cost of the study resources and guides

$40 to $100

13

Cost of the practice tests

$60 to $100

14

Renewal cost of PMP® Certification for PMI® members

$60

15

Renewal cost of PMP® Certification for the non-members

$150

PMP® Exam Fee: You can take the paper-based or computer-based PMP® exam by making a payment of $555. PMI® conducts the paper-based PMP® Certification exam at some places where the PMI Test Centers are not available.You can attempt the PMP® Certification exam 3 more times if you do not clear it in your first attempt. The cost of each retest is $375.PMI® Membership: If you become a PMI® member, the exam fee can get reduced from $555 to $405. Also, the retest fee will be just $275 for PMI® members. For becoming a PMI® member, you have to make a payment of $129 as the membership fee and $10 as the joining fee.

A PMI® member can easily download the PMBOK® free of cost while a non-member has to shell out $50 for buying it from Amazon.

Training costs:  You can take your PMP® exam only after you complete 35 hours of mandatory training. This can be achieved through any mode of training namely instructor-led setting, or classroom training. You can even take up online courses to fulfill the purpose.

The cost of online training may vary between $399 and $699, whereas the cost of classroom training may be between $699 and $999 in Seattle.

Additional study: Apart from the PMBOK®, you will need additional study materials and guides that will help you in learning the essential points for the PMP® exam. The cost of such resources is between $40- $100.

You can even avail practice tests to get an idea of the pattern of the PMP® Certification Test. These practice tests normally cost between $60- $100

Credentials: Attaining the PMP® Certification is the initial part of your PMP® journey. You require renewing your credentials every 3 years by paying a renewal fee of $150. However, the renewal fee is reduced to only $60 if you become a PMI® member.

You may spend between $699 and $999 for availing the PMP® classroom training in Seattle. You can obtain at least 35 PDUs for PMP® renewal if you attend classroom training.

There are some parameters that you must consider before making payment for the PMP® Certification training in Seattle:

  • First of all, you should check the eligibility requirements for the PMP® exam.
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of the various training modes before you select one.
  • You must even consider checking whether the study method can support you in passing the PMP® Certification test in the very first attempt.
  • Check the recommended PMP® test preparation schedule.
  • Finally, you must check the suggested study resources available for the PMP® exam preparation.

KnowledgeHut assures a 100% PMP® Exam Pass Guarantee as it is confident of its endeavors to help students achieve success. It supports students with a wide-range of resources such as exam preparation tools, expert training, and well-designed courseware.Below are the characteristics of KnowledgeHut PMP® Certification Classroom training that assure you of the PMP® Certification:

  • KnowledgeHut gives you the maximum learning advantage with its Exam Success Formula that includes 6 full-length mock tests, practice questionnaire, math formulae, exam techniques and tips, and PM templates.
  • Instructors and experts are always ready to assist you with all the steps of certifications and stay connected through emails. You will receive guidance on enrollment for the test to getting your doubts solved post-workshop.
  • KnowledgeHut gives you the advantage of making use of its exclusive Eligibility Check tool that helps you in determining your PMP® Certification eligibility. Moreover, experts will guide you with processes like the PMI® Registration, PMI® Application Form Filling, and review of your PMI® Application, PMI® Membership, and more.
  • Finally, it gives the facility to book a slot for solving your doubts before the actual exam. You can get 4-6 hours of interactive online session for doubt clearing with experts.
  • KnowledgeHut assures to refund your 100% course tuition fee except for the discounts, if you do not clear the exam in two attempts. You only have to make sure that all the test attempts are made within 90 calendar days of the completion of your course.

PMP® Exam in Seattle

S.No.

Test Centre ID

Test Centre Name

Test Centre Region

Test Centre Address

Test Centre Phone

1

78680

Pearson Professional Centers-Seattle WA

VUE America

100 West Harrison Street Suite 120
West Harrison Plaza South Tower
Seattle, Washington 98119
United States

206-285-1037

2

68975

North Seattle Community College

VUE America

9600 College Way 
N Testing Center's Office #CC 2459
Seattle,Washington
98103 United
States

206-934-3674

3

53458

Pearson Professional Centers-Seattle (Northgate)

VUE America

10700 Meridian Avenue North Suite
407 Seattle, 
Washington 98133
United States

206-417-9986

S.No.

Test Centre ID

Test Centre Name

Test Centre Region

Test Centre Address

Test Centre Phone

1

200049855

TLG Learning

VUE America

12822 SE 32nd St. 
Suite 200 BelleVUE, 
Washington 98005 
United States

425-460-2200

2

65665

BelleVUE College NORTH CAMPUS

VUE America

14673 NE 29th Place 
BelleVUE, Washington
98007 United States

425-564-4006

3

69869

Shoreline Community College

 

VUE America

16101 Greenwood Ave N Testing, Center Testing Center, Rm 5100 Shoreline,
Washington 98133
United States

206-546-4608

4

69817

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

VUE America

11605 132nd Ave NE West Building, Room W204 Kirkland, Washington 98034 
United States 

425-739-8115

5

47141

Pearson Professional Centers-Renton (Seattle) WA


VUE America

1300 SW 7th Street Suite 113 Oaksdale Center Renton, Washington 98057 Unite States

425-277-6690

6

72782

Xtreme Consulting Group, Inc

VUE America

8271 154th Ave NE Westpark Building D Suite 100 Redmond, Washington 98052 United States

425-284-9747

7

53090

Renton Technical College

VUE America

3000 NE 4th St Building J Room 218 Renton, Washington 98056 United States

425-235-2352

8

70622

Highline Community College

VUE America

2400 S 240th St, Bldg 1, East Entrance PO Box 98000 Des Moines, Washington 98198 United States

206-592-3682

9

47142

Pearson Professional Centers-Spokane WA

VUE Americas

Pearson Professional Centers 1410 N Mullan Rd, Spokane Valley, WA 99206, USA

509-924-6775

10

46990

Pearson Professional Centers-Washington DC

VUE Americas

1615 L St NW #410
1615 L St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

202-223-6640

11

78692

Pearson Professional Centers-Washington DC (East)

VUE Americas

Pearson Professional Centers - Washington DC (East) 601 New Jersey Ave NW #340, Washington, DC 20001

202-628-0214

12

66808

Pearson Professional Centers-Washington PA

VUE Americas

95 W Beau St #106 
Washington, PA 15301, USA

724-225-8732

13

47143

Pearson Professional Centers-Yakima WA

VUE Americas

1701 Creekside Loop #110 1701 Creekside Loop, Yakima, WA 98902, USA

509-452-7605

14

57161

US Military NTC Pierce Colg McChord AFB - DoD only

VUE Americas

Education Center
852 Lincoln Blvd SW, McChord AFB, WA 98439, USA

253-964-6606

15

57160

US Military NTC Pierce College Ft Lewis - DoD only

VUE Americas

Stone Education Center Bldg 6242 Colorado Ave. Rm C233

253-964-6606

16

62728

US Military NTC Vincennes University-DoD only

VUE Americas

Navy Marine Corps Relief Society 120 S Dewey St, Naval Station Bremerton Bldg 491, Br

360-478-7202

17

73774

US Military NTC Vincennes University-NBK Bangor

VUE Americas

1042 Tautog Cir 
1042 Tautog Cir, Silverdale, WA
98383, USA

360-697-1396

18

65177

Walla Walla University

VUE Americas

295 South College Avenue, Suite 1 Counseling and Testing Center

509-527-2147

19

54088

Western Washington University

VUE Americas

WWU Testing Center
Administrative Services, 333 32nd St, Bellingham, WA

360-650-3080

20

81837

Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School

VUE Americas

2315 18th St 2315 18th St, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA

202-269-6623

The service contact number for candidates from Seattle is +1 206-417-9986

Before scheduling the exam, make sure you meet the minimum system requirements. For the online proctored exam, if you don’t have the right computer equipment, you might not get a refund. Here is how you can schedule your test online:

  1. Log in to www.PMI.org. Under myPMI® section, move to ‘Review Application Status’ and click on ‘Schedule Exam’.
  2. You will be redirected to your Pearson VUE account where under the list of “Pre-approved Exams”.
  3. 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.

  4. Another option is if you can click on ‘A to Z list of all programs’ it will take you to a list of test sponsors.
  5. Click on ‘P’ to find the test sponsor name for PMP® is PMI® (Project Management Institute)
  6. 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.
  7. In the next step you’ll have to choose between 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 Seattle Test Center:

  1. Select the 'I will be scheduled for a future date at a test center’ option and click on Next.
  2. On the next page, read the View Testing Policies. Click on Schedule this exam.
  3. Select the test center, date, and time for your exam. You just need to choose your exam center in Seattle and then choose a suitable date and time.
  4. After selecting, review the appointment and click on Proceed to Checkout.
  5. Click on Submit Order. 

If you select Online Proctored Test:

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

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

If you cancel your exam within 30 days of your scheduled appointment, a fee of $70 will be charged. You have to cancel your appointment before 48 hours of the exam, otherwise you will have to forfeit the entire exam fee.

There is no information regarding the Paper-based Testing (PBT) given by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. However, they are working with Pearson VUE on shifting the PBT exam of candidates scheduled on or after 1stJuly 2019 to Pearson VUE centers.

Follow the given steps to schedule your PMP® exam with Pearson VUE through telephone:

  • Step 1 - First, the representative at the Pearson VUE’s Contact Centre will ask you your Testing program, which is PMI® or the Project Management Institution.
  • Step 2 -  Next, you will have to tell the name of the examination and your PMI® ID. 
  • Step 3 - Last but not the least, your name, address, email address and phone number will be verified.

Here is what you need to do to schedule the PMP® Exam with Test Accommodations with Pearson VUE:

  • Contact the Pearson VUE Contact Centre.
  • Provide the details including the Testing program, the name of the examination and your PMI® ID.
  • Next, you will have to verify your name, email address, phone number and address

An email will be sent to you confirming your appointment after the successful settlement of the PMP® Certification fee or completion of the PMP® application audit. This email will also contain the PMI® Eligibility ID.Note- You can also find the PMI® Eligibility ID on the myPMI® section of PMI® website.

  • Visit www.PMI.org and under the Review Application status section, click on Reschedule Exam or Cancel Exam.
  • As you are directed to your Pearson VUE account, under the Upcoming Appointment section, click on the exam that you want to reschedule or cancel.
  • When you review the exam’s current appointment details, you will get an option to reschedule or cancel your exam.

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.

The materials prohibited in the Testing locations are watches, wallets, food, beverages, books, calculators, books, bags, sweaters, coats, pagers, cellular, telephones, tape recorders, dictionaries, eye drops, medications, etc.

Online Proctor exam is appropriate for people who wish to take the exams from the comfort of their offices and home. Also, make sure you have the right computer equipment for the exam.

To maintain the integrity of the online proctor exam there are certain system, environment, technical and testing protocol requirements specified. You should have a system prepared for the exam before you schedule an appointment. This is how you can check it:

  1. Run System test and exam simulation
    • Download the system in your computer and run the exam simulation.
    • Make sure you have a working internet connection, a webcam, and a microphone.
    • Take a one-question exam to check your internet connection.

  2. Review policies and procedures
    There are certain guidelines and procedures to be followed for the online proctor exam, that you can check Policies & Procedure.

  3. Verify System Requirements
    Your system must meet all the system requirements for the online proctor exam.

Yes, you can request a refund of your PMP® exam fee if you choose to cancel your appointment for the test. For a refund of your PMP® exam fee, you must send a request to the PMI® 30 days before your test eligibility expires. Once your refund gets processed, your application will be closed and the eligibility period will get terminated.

PMI® Seattle Chapter

The Chapters of PMI® are basically local components that aim to build a platform where the Project Management Professionals can come together, meet, communicate, and learn. The PMI® Puget Sound serves as the PMI® Seattle Chapter, and it provides you the opportunities of volunteering, networking, and building knowledge via its various events.

You can get free PDUs if you have a PMI® Membership or if you renew your PMI® Membership. You can receive free PDUs through the resources given by the PMI® and by attending its seminars and conferences. The PMI® offers several resources and opportunities such as conferences, networking, certification, academia, and member services. You can make use of all these opportunities for your professional growth and development. Additionally, you can get information about the latest updates and progress in the field of Project Management. You can even sharpen your knowledge about the recent happening all across the globe with its newsletters.Below are the advantages of having a membership of the PMI® Seattle Chapter:

  • Conferences: PMI® Seattle Chapter provides you with a platform to discuss various issues to related project management topics and also examine problems and solutions pertaining to your projects. All this help you to become an efficient and expert project manager. 
  • Networking: After becoming a PMI® Seattle Chapter member, you can connect with a community of professionals and experts. You can meet your peers and share knowledge insights with each other, and grow your awareness. Networking can help you develop new relations and communication with industry people and you may get new job opportunities.

  • Member services: You can get to attend events that are exclusively designed for the PMI® Seattle Chapter members.

  • Volunteer: Moreover, you can obtain the chance of volunteering at multiple events arranged by the PMI® Seattle Chapter.

Seattle is served by PMI® Puget Sound Chapter.You can contact the PMI® Seattle Chapter at:2401 Elliott Ave,
Seattle, WA 98121,USA

PSPMI® Mix and Learn was held on February 27, 2019.    This event provided many networking and learning opportunities to the attendees. It had Keynote sessions by Joseph Pauley and Greg Smith. Following were the benefits of attending this Puget Sound PMI®'s signature networking event:

  • Managers could share ideas and foster relationships with their peers as well as recruiters.
  • Managers could interact and share knowledge on topics related to technical project management, leadership, and strategic and business management.
  • Attendees of this event got an understanding about how to set more effective meeting goals.
  • Managers got  lessons on how to develop best practice agendas and facilitate difficult group dynamics in meetings.
  • They learnt the principles and practices that allow them to convert their existing Project Management Office into a Value Management Office (VMO).

The certification and education programs provided by the PMI® Puget Sound 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)®

The PMI® Puget Sound Chapter, serving Seattle, regularly hosts a series of events that provide immense networking opportunities to the PMP® Professionals in Seattle. Below are mentioned a few upcoming events to be conducted by the PMI® Puget Sound Chapter in and around Seattle:

  • February Happy Hour at Footprint Wine Tap, Seattle
  • PMO Roundtable - PMO Resource Management Best Practices
  • February PSPMI Mix and Learn | Keynotes by Joseph Pauley and Greg Smith
  • February PSPMI Mix and Learn | Keynotes by Joseph Pauley, Effective Meetings and Greg Smith, Converting Your PMO into a VMO.
  • PMP® & CAPM Exam Review
  • The Agile PMO (Project Management Office) - SPRING 2019
  • PSPMI® and IEEE Present Fostering Innovation Through the Power of Neurodiversity
  • PMO Roundtable - PMO Standard Tools and Templates – Best Practices

PMP® salary extended questions

According to Indeed, the average annual salary of a Project Manager is $95,260 in Seattle, which is 13% above the national average. The salary ranges from $33,000 to $189,000 per year. The estimates are based on the data collected from 534 Project Manager employees, users, and past & present job advertisements posted on Indeed in the last 36 months. The tenure of the Project Managers is generally 1-3 years in their respective organization.

The average annual salary of a Project Manager professional employed in Vancouver is $84,507, which meets the national average, whereas, the average annual salary of a Project Manager in Seattle is $95,260, which is 13% above the national average.

The average annual salary of a Project Manager located in Richland is $99,504, which is 17% above the national average, while a Project Manager in Seattle earns an average annual income of $95,260, which is 13% above the national average.

According to Payscale, the average hourly rate of an IT Project Manager is $49.58 in Seattle. The figure ranges between $20.63 to $99.90 for professionals with different skills in the field.

The average annual salary of an IT Project Manager is $84,468 in Seattle. According to Payscale, the salary of the IT Project Manager ranges from $54,849 to $121,759 per annum. The growth in the annual salary of an IT Project Manager is positively correlated to the number of years of experience of the professional in the field.

An entry-level IT Project Manager with 0-5 years of work experience earns an average of $70,786 per year. The annual salary ranges from $50,392 to $99,828, which is determined on the basis of the individual's skills and past experience.

A mid-career IT Project Manager professional with 5-10 years of work experience makes $88,515 annually in Seattle. The annual salary of the IT Project Managers with varied work experience and skills ranges from $61,277 to $117,288.

An experienced IT Project Manager professional with 10-20 years of work experience earns an average annual salary of $101,953. This figure may vary in the range of $74,008 and $132,589 per year in Seattle depending on the skills and experience of the individual.

The annual pay package range of a late-career IT Project Manager with over 20 years of work experience is between $80,858 to $151,361 in Seattle. The average annual salary of such an IT Project Manager based in Seattle is expected to be $114,029.

An IT Project Manager professional with a Bachelor's Degree earns in the range of $84,347 to $90,433 annually in Seattle. The Bachelor’s degree must be in a relevant domain to qualify for the role.

An IT Project Manager professional with a Master's Degree or an MBA earns in the range of $85,153 to $91,548 per year in Seattle. The relevant skills and work experience of the individual are key metrics for determining the final figure.

The annual income range of an IT Project Manager professional having a PhD or an equivalent degree is $85,958 to $92,663 in Seattle. Relevant skills and work experience of the individual are key metrics for determining the final figure.

A Program Manager can earn anywhere between $96,500 to $120,500 in Seattle. According to Dice, it is 31% more compared to the national salary of the Project Managers.

The key skills required to qualify for the position of a Program Manager in Seattle are Project Management, Program Management, Agile, QA, Microsoft Project, Change Management, Finance, PMO, Operations, and SDLC.

The annual salary of a Business Analyst in Seattle is expected to be in the range of $68,000 - $91,000. This is approximately 8% lesser than the national salary of the Project Managers having the same years of work experience.

The most common skills that a candidate must possess to qualify for the role of a Business Analyst in Seattle are Business Analysis, QA, Project Management, SQL, Agile, Acceptance Testing, Microsoft Visio, Use Cases, Business Process, and SDLC.

According to Dice, the annual pay-package of a Scrum Master is between $83,000 to $103,500 in Seattle. This figure is roughly 13% more than the national average salary of the Project Managers having the same amount of work experience.

The fundamental skills required for the position of a Scrum Master in Seattle are Agile, Scrum Master, Project management, Scrum, QA, Business analysis, Sprint, JIRA, Microsoft Project, and Product Owner.

The annual salary bracket of a Product Manager is $90,500 - $114,500 in Seattle. This is approximately 23% higher when compared to the national salary of the Project Managers.

The major skills that are compulsory to become eligible for the role of a Product Manager in Seattle are Product Management, Project management, Agile, Marketing, QA, Roadmaps, Sales, Business Analysis, Product Development, and Scrum.

The minimum annual package of an IT Manager in Seattle is $77,500 and the maximum is $88,000. It is almost 5% higher when compared to the national average salary of the Project Managers.

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

According to Dice, the annual salary of a Project Coordinator in Seattle varies in the range of $53,500 to $69,500. This is approximately 27% lesser when compared to the national average salary of the Project Managers.

The top skills that are required for the position of a Project Coordinator in Seattle are Project Management, Project Coordination, QA, Microsoft Project, Microsoft SharePoint, Customer service, Presentations, Sales, Scheduling, and Business Analysis.

The annual salary range of a PMO is $96,000 to $133,000 in Seattle. The salary is decided on the basis of the individual’s relevant skills and experience in the profile.

The major skills required for the job of a PMO in Seattle are Project Management, PMO, Program Management, Agile, Microsoft Project, QA, Change Management, Business Analysis, Finance, and SDLC.

 

Company

Annual Salary

Alvarez & Marsal

$111k-$168k

Boeing

$80k-$114k

EDI

$78k-$116k

ELYON International

$97k-$140k

Caiman Consulting Corp

$100k-$115k

ProKarma

$92k-$129k

Avanade

$144k-$198k

DEEGIT, INC.

$83k-$123k

Weyerhaeuser Company

$88k-$128k

Sogeti

$82k-$117k

The average hourly rate of a Project Manager - Construction is approximately $31.08 in Seattle. The hourly income of the Project Manager - Construction ranges from $17.49 to $44.03 based on different levels of work expertise and skills.

The average annual salary of a Project Manager - Construction is $88,163 in Seattle. The Project Manager - Construction earns a maximum of $122,954 and minimum salary of $56,614 per year in Seattle.  This will differ based on the experience and skills.

An entry-level Project Manager - Construction with a work experience of 0-5 years earns an average annual salary of $64,535. The annual salary ranges between $44,500 to $89,590 for the Project Manager - Construction with varied skills and past experience.

The annual pay-package range of a mid-career Project Manager - Construction with 5-10 years of work experience is $57,747 to $106,744. According to Payscale, the average annual salary of the mid-career Project Manager - Construction is $83,776.

An experienced Project Manager - Construction who had work for 10-20 years in Construction makes $93,882 annually in Seattle. The annual income range for the role ranges between $72,485 to $122,788.

An individual having a work experience of more than 20 years is considered to be a late-career Project Manager. The annual pay-package of a late-career Project Manager - Construction is between $77,267 to $134,768 and the average earning is $102,764 per annum in Seattle.

According to Salary.com, the salary range of a Project Manager - Construction having a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant profile is $103,796 - $111,681 per annum in Seattle. The Bachelor’s Degree must be in a domain related to Construction to qualify for the role.

The yearly salary range of a Project Manager - Construction having a Master’s Degree or an MBA is between $104,862 to $112,734 in Seattle. The final figure is decided on the basis of relevant qualification, skills, and experience of the individual.

The annual package of a Project Manager - Construction having a PhD or an equivalent degree in the related domain is expected to vary in the range of $105,929 - $113,788 in Seattle and is decided on the basis of the skills and experience of the candidate.

The yearly income of a Director of Information Security is between $132,500 to $164,000 in Seattle. This is almost 97% more than the national salary of a Construction Manager.

The key skills that are necessary to be eligible for the position of Director of Information Security in Seattle are Information security, Security, Senior management, Project management, Risk management, CISSP, Network Security, Network, Cyber security, and Incident management.

According to Dice, the annual salary bracket of a Project Engineer is $69,000 - $90,000 in Seattle. This is almost 3% more when compared to the national average salary of a Construction Manager having the same amount of experience.

The most common skills required to qualify for the role of a Project Engineer in Seattle are Project Engineering, Project Management, QA, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Operations, Drawing, and Network.

 

Company

Annual Salary

Clark Construction Group

$73k-$103k

Walsh Construction

$95k-$131k

Lease Crutcher Lewis

$79k-$113k

GPAC

$84k-$127k

Walsh Construction Co

$70k-$105k

Sellen Construction

$65k-$108k

Turner & Townsend

$130k-$190k

McKinstry

$82k-$123k

CBRE

$73k-$111k

Fairfield Residential

$85k-$128k

According to Indeed, the average annual salary of a Project Manager based out of Houston is $84,734, which is at par with the national average, whereas, the average salary of a Project Manager based in Seattle is $95,260, which is 13% above the national average.

The average salary of a Project Manager in Chicago is $91,688 per year, which is 8% above the national average. On the other hand, the average salary of a Project Manager based in Seattle is $95,260 per annum, which is 13% above the national average.

The average salary of a Project Manager in Birmingham is $61,361, which is 27% below the national average, whereas, the average annual salary of a Project Manager in Seattle is $95,260, which is 13% higher than the national average.

Based on a survey, it is found that 160 out of 250 PMP® Certified professionals got a hike from 28% to 39% soon after the completion of their PMP® Certification in Seattle. On the other hand, out of 250 non-certified professionals, only 90 received a salary hike. This information has been received from five hundred self-reported non-certified and certified Project Management Professionals working in Seattle.

Out of 250 self-reported professionals, about 120 professionals received promotion immediately after completing their PMP® Certification in Seattle. This information has been received from five hundred self-reported non-certified and certified professionals in Seattle who got promoted in 2017-18.

Almost all the big multinational companies prefer hiring PMP® Certified Project Managers over the non-certified ones in Seattle. Apart from being PMP® certified, a candidate must also possess certain key skills if he/she is focusing on getting a job in a big global organization. These important skills include Project Management, Program Management, Agile, Microsoft Project, QA, SDLC, Operations, Finance, PMO, and more.

PMP® Exam & PMP® Renewal

Your PMP® Certification stands valid for up to 3 years. To keep it active, you need to renew it every three years by earning PDUs by fulfilling the Continue Certification Requirements (CCR).

For actively maintaining your PMI® Certification with Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR), it is compulsory to obtain 60 PDUs.

The CCR process of PMI® includes the below steps:

Step 1

Obtain a PMI® Certification

The day you  clear your PMP® exam, your CCR cycle starts and lasts up to 3 years

Step 2

Take part in professional development activities.

You must participate in the activities that lead to your professional development and also help you to earn PDUs.

Step 3

Maintain a record of PDUs and  submit the claim.

You must submit your PDU claims through the CCR System (CCRS) for renewing your PMP® Certification.

Step 4

Meet the CCR Requirements.

You need to earn a sufficient number of PDUs for meeting the CCR requirements relevant to your PMP® Certification.

Step 5

Complete the CCR application and submit the renewal fee

Once you submit PDUs, you will obtain information from PMI® for the renewal and submitting the payment.

Step 6

CCR Renewal Complete

You must adhere to the PMI® guidelines to maintain your PMP® Certification.

You can earn PDUs to renew your PMP® certification by undertaking different activities for your professional growth.  You can earn 60 PMP® renewal PDUs by taking part in activities falling under the following areas: 

  • Education
  • Giving back to the profession

Undertaking an activity in the Education category can earn you at least 35 PMP® renewal PDUs.

The method of calculating the PMP® Certification renewal is quite simple. By spending 1 hour in any professional development activity in the Education field, you can earn 1 PDU. Below are listed five activities that can fetch you the required PDUs:

  • Courses or Training
  • Digital Media
  • Organizational Meetings
  • Reading
  • Informal Learning

According to PMI®, it is imperative for Project Management Professionals to acquire certain critical skills to achieve success in their projects. These skills are related to technical domain proficiency as well as business and leadership intelligence expertise. Hence, the PMI® Talent TriangleTM is a combination of these 3 competencies:Technical project management: It comprises of domain knowledge, practical skills, approach and behavior required for Program, Portfolio, and Project Management.Leadership: For achieving business objectives, it is important for the project managers to have the required knowledge, attitude, expertise and leadership skills.

Business and Strategic management: Industry knowledge and skills that will deliver better business results are also important for success.

Attending educational events and training sessions in Seattle offer excellent opportunities to learn new skills and earn PDUs. The PMI® Seattle gives you access to:

Training and educational events

Pros & Cons

Educational Events

Pros:

  • PMI® Seattle keeps organizing a number of formal events including conferences, seminars, workshops, and more programs.

  • These events are 1- 3 days long

  • You can get to learn from experts and professionals from different industries.

Cons:

  • These are paid  opportunities

  • These events may require you to be away from your workspace for this duration and you may have to seek your company’s permission.

ELearning On-demand Courses

Pros:

  • To aid professionals learn at their own pace, PMI® Seattle offers several eLearning courses.

Cons:

  • To join these courses offered by PMI®, you need to pay a fee.

Education Courses

Pros:

  • PMI® Seattle chapter offers advanced educational courses recognized by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of PMI® to help you grow academically.

Cons:

  • Since these are advanced courses, you may find them difficult to pursue if you are not academically inclined.

Training Courses

Pros:

  • Attend training sessions offered by Registered Education Providers (REP) and third-party institutions on the topics related to project management.

Cons:

  • You need to adhere to the schedule of  the training providers.

  • Before joining such training, check your budget and convenience.

Yes, you can earn 60  PMP® renewal  PDUs all  in a single go if you sign up for an online 60 PDU Bundle training program offered by a Registered Education Provider. Moreover, ensure that PDUs allocated to different PMI® Talent Triangle skill areas in the education field are according to the set PMI® guidelines:

Education PDUs - Minimum Talent Triangle Requirements

Certification

Technical PDUs Required

Leadership PDUs Required