PMP Exam – PMP Computer-based testing now available in Nigeria
PMP exam – PMP computer-based testing (CBT) is back and better in Nigeria. Let us walk you through the exam registration process from meeting the requirements to sitting your exam. Before we start off, let us tell you one or two things about 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 has become one of the most popular certifications that professionals are interested in gaining around the world. This is clearly reflected in the manner in which professionals around the world sit the PMP exam on a yearly basis. The PMP certification course is intended for experienced professionals to demonstrate their project management skill. The PMP course is not for starters.
About PMP Exam
The PMP Exam is that path all prospective project managers must thread in order to become PMP certified. Like every other professional certification, an exam is always conducted to test students’ knowledge on the course before being regarded as a professional.
The PMP Exam is structured with the candidates’ success in mind. It has an easy to understand format and candidates can get it done in no time.
There are two ways to take the PMP Exam in Nigeria and beyond. It can be taken either:
• Paper-based exam in an accredited PMP Exam centre or
• Computer based testing programme.
How to Enrol for PMP exam – PMP Computer-Based Testing (CBT) or Paper-based exam
Enroling 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 comper-based testing or paper-based exam in a seamless manner.
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 successfully completing 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 you are logged in to the newly created PMI created
⇒ Click on ‘Certification’ on the main menu on the PMI website
⇒ Click 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 ‘Apply for PMP Credential’
Once clicked, you will be directed to the Certification Program page where you will click on ‘Apply for PMP Credential’
Step 1: Contact Address – you are required to fill 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 – you are required to indicate your highest level of education at this time. 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 exam is based on the following requirements;
Project Management experience
- Educational Requirements
Prospective project managers are required to document at least 35 contact hours that spans through the entire PMP syllabus. 1 hour of training (classroom or online) is required to meet this requirement. Fulfilling this requirements is what we help prospective candidates achieve at Harrybaker Training Institute.
we carry our our PMP Training in two ways as earlier stated – Classroom training and the online training. The 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 prospective PMPs who for reasons such as busy schedule or distance cannot attend the PMP classroom training. Our eLearning course is painstakingly structured to give not just the same feel of a classroom training but with more flexibility and comfort as you can study at anytime, anywhere.
Please click here to visit our PMP page to know more about our PMP training.
- Project Management Experience
Prospective PMPs are required to meet the following:
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
A secondary degree (School Leaving Certificate) – Individuals in this category needs 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.
A total of 8 consecutive years is required before the submission of your application.
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 time to review your application, once you are okay with the information you provided, click the submit application button.
Step 9: The PMI application team will review all your information and contact you as regards the success or failure of your application.
Step 10: if successful, you will be required to make payments for your Computer Based testing PMP Exam or Paper based PMP Exam and then you can schedule your exam.
Scheduling your PMP paper-based in Nigeria (only available in Abuja)
To be able to schedule your exam, your PMP application must have been vetted and a confirmation email sent to you before you can schedule your PMP exam. The cost of the PMP paper-based exam is $555 for non-members (non-PMI-members). While for, members, the cost is $405 and note that to become a member, your are required to pay $139. This will make a total of $544 for member ($11 saving on the exam fee). Please note that the PMP paper-based exam is only available in Abuja.
Scheduling your PMP computer-based Testing in Nigeria (only available in Lagos)
Please note that you have to have submitted your PMP application as explained above, and it has to have been vetted and a confirmation email sent to you before you can schedule your PMP exam. The cost of the PMP computer-based Testing is $555 for non-members (non-PMI-members). While for, members, the cost is $405 and note that to become a member, your are required to pay $139. This will make a total of $544 for member ($11 saving on the exam fee). 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 and change to Nigeria and 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 centre for Nigeria, FOR NOW in the search box
Step 6 – Click on the “Availability” option as seen in the image (note that this is only available from the 31st of July, 2017.)
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 11 – On the Eligibility Information page, enter your Eligibility ID and first 4 characters of your last name and click ‘Next’.
What you 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
- 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?
It is advisable to arrive your test centre 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 your 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 thru 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.