PMP Exam – PMP Computer-based testing and Paper-based exam

How to Register for the PMP Exam

The PMP exam validates your knowledge and experience in project management. Before we start off on how to register for the PMP exam, let us learn one or two things about the PMP certification.

What is PMP?

PMP stands for ‘Project Management Professional’. It is a global certification for project management that validates your project management expertise and experience.
The PMP certification is based on the PMBoK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) which is a standard used in managing projects. The PMBoK is drawn from lessons and experiences of thousands of project management professionals around the world. The PMP certification is owned and coordinated by the Project Management Institute (PMI), USA.
PMP as a Project Management certification course is one of the most popular certifications that professionals are interested in gaining around the world. This is clearly reflected in the number of professionals around the world who sit the PMP exam on a yearly basis. The PMP certification is intended for experienced professionals to demonstrate their project management skill. The PMP qualification is not for beginners.

CAPM

Individuals who want to venture into project management and do not have any prior experience can equally opt for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM). It is also a global certification. But rather than validating your project management experience, it is proof that you have a fundamental understanding of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK).

About PMP Exam

The PMP Exam is that path all prospective project managers must tread in order to become PMP certified. Like every other professional certification, the PMP exam is always conducted to test students’ knowledge on Project Management before they can be regarded as professionals.

Exam Format

The PMP certification exam has 200 multiple-choice questions, and you have 4 hours to complete it. Whereas, the CAPM exam is 3 hours long with 150 multiple-choice questions.

There are two ways to take the PMP Exam in Nigeria and beyond. It can be taken as either:

> Paper-based exam in an accredited PMP Exam center or
Computer-based testing at a Prometric center

Enrolling for the PMP computer-based testing (CBT) or paper-based exam can be a daunting exercise without the right guide. This is why we have come up with the following steps to help guide you as you enroll for your PMP computer-based testing or paper-based exam.

Create an account with PMI

Create an account with PMI

The first thing to do while enrolling for the PMP exam; be it computer-based testing (CBT) or paper-based exam, is to create an account with PMI – the coordinating body for PMP.

Follow these steps to create an account with PMI:

 

⇒  Log on to PMI’s website (www.pmi.org)

 

⇒  Click on “register” on the top right corner of the page

 

⇒  Complete the registration form that comes up

 

⇒   After you successfully complete the form, you will be redirected to a page notifying you that account with PMI has been successfully been created. Click on ‘Return to where you came from’

PMP Exam Application

⇒  Ensure that you are logged in to the newly- created PMI account 

 

⇒  Click on ‘Certification’ on the main menu on the PMI website

 

⇒  Click on the course you are applying to. For the purpose of this illustration, we clicked on Project Management Professional (PMP) under the certification types section

 

⇒  On the Project Management Professional page, look for ‘Apply for PMP Certification’ section and click on the ‘APPLY NOW’ button.

 

⇒  Once clicked, you will be directed to the Certification Program page where you will click on the credential you are applying to. In this case, ‘Apply for PMP Credential’.

 

⇒  Once clicked, you will be directed to the Certification Program page where you will click on the credential you will like to apply for

 

Step 1: Contact Address – Fill in your contact address, home address and work address. Then, choose your preferred contact information.

Step 2: Contact Information – enter at least one email address and phone number.

Step 3: Attained Education – At this point, indicate your highest level of education. This will also translate into the number of hours of project management experience you will be required to document to qualify for sitting the exam.

Step 4: Requirements – eligibility for the PMP and CAPM exam are different.

Eligibility for the PMP exam is based on the following requirements;

  • > Educational Requirements
    Prospective project managers are required to document at least 35 contact hours of training (classroom or online) that spans through the entire PMP syllabus. Fulfilling this requirement is what we will help you achieve at Harrybaker Training Institute.
    We conduct our PMP Training in two ways– Classroom training and Online training. 

    • PMP Classroom training lasts for at least four days and grants you free access to our eLearning for 90 days, which can be used for self-study during and after the training.
    • – Our self-paced PMP eLearning course is also available for use. It is painstakingly structured to give not just the same feel of a classroom training but with more flexibility and comfort as you can study any time, anywhere. Moreso, it is available to you for 180 days.

To know more about our PMP training, please click here to visit our PMP page 

  • > Project Management Experience
    Prospective project managers are also required to meet the following:

    • – If you have a four-year post-secondary education

A minimum of 3 years (36 months) of unique, non-overlapping professional project management experience. Within this period, prospective candidates need to have led or directed project (s) for at least 4500 hours
OR

    • – A secondary degree (School Leaving Certificate)

Individuals in this category need a minimum of 5 years (60 months) of non-overlapping professional experience in project management. Within this period, you will need to have led or directed the project for at least 7500 Hours.

 

Eligibility for the CAPM is based on the following requirements

  • > A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • > 1,500 hours of project experience
    OR
  • > 23 hours of project management education completed by the time you sit for the exam. Harrybaker training will provide you with this requirement.

 

Step 5: Optional Information- this is not a required field, however, you can fill it, if you so desire.

Step 6: Certificate: Enter the exact name you want on your certificate.

Step 7: Agreement- read up the terms and conditions of your application and tick the “I Agree” box in other to further your application.

Step 8: Review and Submit: ensure you take the time to review your application, once you are okay with the information you provided, click the submit application button.

Step 9: It will take 5 to 7 working days for PMI to review all your information. PMI then contacts you on the success or otherwise of your application

Step 10: if your application is successful, you can proceed by making payment for your Computer Based testing PMP Exam or Paper-based PMP Exam. After payment is made, you can go ahead to schedule your exam. For CAPM, if your application is successful, you are required to make payment for your Online proctored exam on your PMI account, then you can schedule your exam.

NOTE: During application, your application can be approved or selected for audit. If selected for audit, you will be required to send in documentation to verify your requirements. If your audit fails, the Certification Department will address you on further actions to take on a case-by-case basis. If you choose to not complete the audit, it is considered a failed audit due to non-conformance.

There are two available ways in which you can take the PMP exam in Nigeria. They are

  • 1. PMP Paper-based exam
  • 2. PMP Computer-based exam

Scheduling your PMP paper-based in Nigeria

Before you can schedule your PMP exam, your PMP application must have been vetted and a confirmation email sent to you. The cost of the PMP paper-based exam is $555 for nonmembers (non-PMI members). While for members, the cost is $405.  

NOTE: To become a member, you are required to pay $139. This will make a total of $544 for members ($11 saving on the exam fee). Also, note that the PMP paper-based exam is only available in Abuja.

Scheduling your PMP computer-based Testing in Nigeria

Before you can schedule your PMP exam, your PMP application must have been vetted and a confirmation email sent to you. The cost of the PMP computer-based exam is $555 for non-members (non-PMI members). While for, members, the cost is $405.  

NOTE: To become a member, you are required to pay $139. This will make a total of $544 for member ($11 saving on the exam fee). Also, please note that the PMP computer-based Testing is only available in Lagos for now.

To schedule your PMP Computer-Based Testing in Nigeria is very easy, all you need to do is to follow the steps given below:

 

⇒  Step 1 – Go to www.prometric.com/pmi

 

⇒  Step 2 – Click on the ‘LOCATE A TEST CENTER’ on the main menu

 

⇒ Step 3 – Click on the ‘Country’ section, change to Nigeria, then click ‘Next’

 

⇒  Step 4 – Under the Appointment Selection, click on the drop-down arrow to select ‘PMP – Project Management Professional’  and Click ‘Next’.

 

⇒  Step 5 – Under the ‘Test Center Selection’, type in Lagos’ – which is the ONLY CBT center for Nigeria, FOR NOW in the search box

 

⇒  Step 6 – Click on the “Availability” option as seen in the image

 

⇒  Step 7 –  Select your preferred date as indicated with a blue font color

 

⇒  Step 8 – After clicking the preferred date, a pop-up menu comes up, you can then click‘Schedule an appointment’

 

⇒  Step 9 – Read all the information provided and click on ‘Next’ at the bottom of the page.

 

⇒  Step 10 -Tick the “I agree” box after reading the privacy policy review and click ‘Next’.

 

⇒  Step 11 – On the Eligibility Information page, enter your Eligibility ID and first 4 characters of your last name and click ‘Next’.

Enrolling for the PMP computer-based testing (CBT) or paper-based exam can be a daunting exercise without the right guide. This is why we have come up with the following steps to help as a guide for you to enrol for your PMP computer-based testing or paper-based exam in a seamless manner.

What do I need to go to your PMP computer-based testing centre or paper-based exam centre with?

You are required to present one form of valid (non-expired), government-issued, photo- and signature-bearing ID in order to test. Please note that your primary ID does not contain a signature or photo, you will be required to present a secondary ID containing those.

Acceptable forms of primary ID are limited to:

  • > driver’s license
  • > passport
  • > military ID

(Outside of the US and Canada, National identity card is also acceptable as primary ID)

Acceptable forms of supplemental ID include:

  • > credit card
  • > bank (ATM) card
  • > employee ID car

Unacceptable forms of primary ID are:

  • > library card
  • > Social Security card

What Time to Arrive at the PMP exam centre – computer-based testing centre or paper-based exam?

You are advised to arrive at your test center at least 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment to allow time for check-in procedures. Candidates who are late for the exam will not be allowed to take the exam.

PMP exam computer-based testing centre or paper-based exam centre reschedule/cancel Policy

For paper-based exam

You can reschedule your exam on/before 30 days to the date of the exam you apply for. Outside this period you might not be able to reschedule unless you can provide a serious reason for this.

For PMP computer-based testing

If you need to reschedule or cancel your exam, you must call the registration center, or visit www.prometric.com/pmi click the “Get Started” corresponding to the appropriate exam and follow the directions on the site necessary to reschedule or cancel your exam.

Rescheduling or canceling submissions through the online Contact Us form available at www.prometric.com is not a valid method to request an appointment reschedule or cancellation.

You can reschedule or cancel your exam at any time, as long as you do so more than two full calendar days(EST) before your scheduled exam appointment. However, a US $70 fee will be charged to you if you reschedule or cancel your exam within 30 days of the scheduled appointment. If you wait until you are within two calendar days of your exam appointment you will forfeit the entire exam fee.

You are encouraged to reschedule or cancel your exam as soon as you know you won’t be able to make the appointment and as early as possible. For situations in which you have a personal or medical emergency, the Extenuating Circumstance Policy may apply. Please review your respective handbook for details on changes to your scheduled exam appointment. You must apply to Project Management Institute each time you wish to retest.

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