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Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Track

Position yourself for a big career move with the PMP® Certification

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is a proven way to enhance your resume and elevate your career potential. A career in project management offers a variety of jobs across industries, incredible growth potential, and excellent compensation. 

  • Earn a higher salary: According to PMI’s Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey 10th Edition, PMP® credential holders can earn upward of 23% more annually than non-credentialed jobholders
  • Earn a prestigious certification recognized around the globe.
  • Build skills and knowledge that are transferable between industries, market segments and geographic locations.
  • Benefit from a projected 1.57 million new project management jobs created around the world each year through 2020, according to the Project Management Talent Gap Report.
  • Gain an advantage over non-certified project managers.
  • Prove your project management knowledge, commitment, and experience.
  • Earn up to 48 PDUs or 4.8 CEUs.
Learn more about PMP® certification benefits at

Prepare to pass the PMP® exam. 

Ensure you're prepared for the rigorous PMP exam with Montgomery College's NEW & enhanced Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Track. This intensive program combines expert instruction with The CERTWISE™ Learning System for PMP® Exam Preparation training materials and meets and exceeds PMI’s 35 contact hour PMP® Exam requirement. Our course will help you learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the PMP® exam.

Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Track Course Details

To obtain a PMP® Certification you must meet the requirements of the Project Management Institute (PMI), which includes a general educational requirement, Project Management education requirement and Project Management experience. Based on these three factors (a table is below), you can determine whether you can qualify for the PMP® or if you may need to obtain the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) ® Certification.

To apply for the PMP, you need to meet all education and experience prerequisites in one of the following two categories:


General Education

Project Management Experience

Project Management Education

Category A

Secondary Degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)

Minimum of five (5) years of non-overlapping project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects

35 hours of project management education

Category B

A four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent)

Minimum of three (3) years of non-overlapping project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects

35 hours of project management education

Project Management Professional (PMP)® Educational Track at MC:

For those experienced Project Managers with 3 to 5 years of Project Management experience and little or no formal training, the course sequence is:

  1. Project Management Fundamentals, PMC019, see course description

*for individuals with more than 3 to 5 years of project management experience and significant formal training, this course may be waived.*

  1. A Practical Approach to Project Management – PMC-013,see course description
  2. Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Prep – PMC-004, see course description
    Project Management Professional (PMP)® Boot Camp– PMC-008, see course description

If you are not sure which sequence of courses is right for you, please contact Transcie Almonte-Sabio, Program Director at 240-567-3828 or John Amoroso, Program Assistant at 240-567-3825.

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Why Enroll in This Sequence?
  • Learn the entire PMBOK® Guide–Sixth Edition with our experienced and certified PMP® instructors.
  • Prepare for class and the exam withThe Learning System for PMP® Exam Preparation, included in the tuition of the PMP® Certification Prep Course or the PMP® Boot Camp. This interactive study program includes printed study materials, online quizzes, flashcards, PMP® exam emulation, and more. You will have access to the online study tools for an entire year.
  • Discuss topics and network with peers from a variety of industries.
  • Stay on track to complete your PMP® studies with our structured learning environment.
  • Meet the 35 hour project management education prerequisite.
  • Take advantage of your employer’s tuition reimbursement program.
PMP® Preparation

Our PMP® final courses (Certification Prep and Boot Camp) are designed to prepare individuals for the Exam. Candidates must meet education and experience requirements, agree to a professional code of conduct, and pass the PMP Exam. To see the requirements for the PMP®, please view the table above.

PMP® Application

The Application for the PMP® is one of the most tedious out there and audits are frequent.
You must provide information on meeting the prerequisite channels (from the table above). Here is more information about the specifics:

  • For Project Experience: You must have experience leading a project to meet the required hours. This is the primary reason for a tedious audit process. All hours must be recorded and references to the project may be required. Any hours towards the experience must have been completed within the last 7 years
  • For Educational Requirement: Report and/or claim courses as taken with Montgomery College. We are a registered education provider for PMI®.

Montgomery College can help you with your applications with one of our PMP® Application Workshops (PMC-017) offered during each term

►Schedule / Location / Cost of Project Management Classes
►View Project Management PDU/Elective Classes

PMP® Exam Details

Format of Exam:

  • Computer-based testing available year-round (no exam windows)

*Paper-based testing is available under limited circumstances

  • 200 multiple choice questions
  • Must complete the exam in 4 hours

The price to sit for an exam is:

  • For PMI Members: US$ 405.00
  • For PMI non-members: US$ 555.00
Exam Proctor: Thomson Prometric Testing Centers

Certification Handbook: Download the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Handbook for more information including eligibility, payment, audit process, policies and procedures, the PMI Code of Ethics and more at

Recertification: A PMP® credential holder will need to earn 60 PDUs per three-year cycle. For more details, go to our Project Management PDUs Page.* link to:*

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Montgomery College has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI). PMP, CAPM and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Contact Us:
  • Transcie Almonte-Sabio, Program Director
  • John Amoroso, Program Assistant
  • Noel Lazaro, Program Coordinator
  • Montgomery College, Workforce Development & Continuing Education
  • 12 South Summit Ave. 4th Floor
  • Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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