PMP Eligibility Requirements

Are you ready for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Credential?

If you're thinking about a PMP® credential, you're probably considering the eligibility requirements. The PMP® credential is designed for very experienced project managers. As such, it has specific eligibility requirements.

We've given you a breakdown of these requirements so that you can make an informed decision about choosing to achieve a PMP® credential. You can read this information below, and also download a guide to keep for reference by using the "Download Guide" buttons on this page.

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Understanding PMP® Eligibility Requirements

The PMP® credential is suited to seasoned project managers and requires documented experience of actively managing and working on projects. There are 2 routes of eligibility when applying to sit your PMP® exam:

Route 1

A High School Diploma: Leaving Certificate or international equivalent

5+ years project management experience: with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects

35 hours of formal project management training


Route 2

A 4-Year Degree: Bachelor's degree or international equivalent

3+ years project management experience: with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects

35 hours of formal project management training

35 Hours of Project Management Training

Our PMP® Exam Preparation Course satisfies the Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI)® requirement to undertake 35 hours of project management training.

* Course fee excludes:
Examination fee of €340 for PMI® members and €465 for non-members (paid directly to the PMI). (This is an indicative cost. Please check for current details.)
Cost of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Fifth Edition. The PMBOK® Guide is available to purchase from Professional Development.

PMP® Exam Preparation Course

If you feel that you fit the eligibility requirements, the next step is to start preparing to apply for, and sit your PMP® Exam.

With our 4-day PMP® Exam Preparation Course, you're gaining the following benefits:

  • Quality-assured training from a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.)®.
  • Access to our online PMP® exam simulator.
  • Focused course format for optimum training impact.
  • Training from experienced PMP® credential holders.
  • Satisfying the PMI® eligibility requirement to undertake 35 hours of project management training.

What if you don't have enough experience for the PMP® credential?

If you don't meet the PMP® eligibility requirements, there are some excellent alternatives. We've listed these below.

Click on the orange "view course details" button to learn more about each course. Alternatively, you can give us a call on Freephone 1800 910 810 or 01 861 0700 (Monday - Friday). We'll be happy to answer any questions you might have, and advise on the best course for your project management development.

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