PMP Overview

PMP Overview

Management training for professionals

The Project Management Professional (PMP certification) is a must-have for any serious project manager. PMP certified Project Managers on average earn over 20% more than those without the certification. The PMP certification can help you get the job, keep your job and earn more money. In addition, many organizations have recognized that properly trained project managers are fundamental to business success. Here at Project Management Academy we pride ourselves on making sure that you are prepared to pass the project management certification exam on your first attempt. After our 4-day PMP boot camp you will have all the knowledge and tools needed to take the next step in your career. Don't let this opportunity pass you by, register today for one of our upcoming project management certification courses at our convenient local training facilities.

PMP Overview
What's Included

What's Included

4-day PMP Boot Camp

4-day PMP Boot Camp

  • Instructor-led course
  • Satisfies 35 contact hours required by PMI
  • 100% money-back pass guarantee
  • Guaranteed to run on dates listed
  • Convenient locations
  • Post-class tutoring and application assistance
  • PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition (paperback)
  • Print copy of all course materials (binder)
  • A PMP Strategy Guide (booklet)
  • PMP exercises and games
  • PMP training aids (laminates and booklet)
  • Over 2,000 sample questions
  • Realistic 200 question mock PMP exam
  • Access to additional web-based video lectures

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4 days from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM


This course is instructor-led and satisfies 35 contact hours required by PMI. Below is the PMP course outline:

  • Project Management Framework
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Human Resource Management
  • Project Communication Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Project Stakeholder Management
  • Professional Responsibility & Ethics
  • Mock Exam
Why Us

Why Us

The most trusted name in project management training


The most trusted name in project management training.

We help project managers advance their careers through professional training and credentials. We invest more in the quality of our programs and offer more PMP training resources than any other provider. Below are just a few of the benefits that we believe make our course offering the best in the industry.


All of our PMP courses are 100% guaranteed to run on the dates listed. Other companies often register you for a course date, and then postpone the course until they can fill up the class. This means you may not actually take the course for months, which causes scheduling nightmares. Even worse, their terms and conditions allow them to keep most or all of your money, forcing you to take the course when it is most profitable for them.


We provide a true 100% money-back pass guarantee, with no fine print. Other companies often just allow you to re-take the course. If they aren't willing to back it up with a full money-back guarantee, you should question the quality of their course offering. Quite simply, we believe our course is the best and we stand behind it 100%.


Most training companies don't provide any post-class support, or worse, they say they do and then let you down. We stand by our customers and support them throughout the entire PMP certification process.


Our live classroom training is second to none, but we also believe you should never leave class empty-handed. That's why we provide students with a comprehensive online training portal, which includes over 50 recorded lectures-on-demand, mock exam software, quizzes, and various downloadable study aids. We provide online training access as soon as you register, so that you can get started immediately.


We believe our PMP course prepares students better than any other provider and we have an audited pass rate of 99.9% to back it up.


Our PMP course materials are the most comprehensive and highest quality training materials in the industry.

Keep in mind...

When choosing a PMP training provider not all PMP courses are equal. The quality of competing courses can vary widely and some may not fully prepare you for the exam. When investing in your career you should never sacrifice quality for a lower price. If you weigh the key decision factors, we believe Project Management Academy provides the best value.

Our Guarantee

Our Guarantee

100% Courses Guaranteed to Run & Money-Back Pass Guarantee
100% Money Back Guarantee

100% Money-Back Pass Guarantee

We stand behind our product. Unlike other companies, we provide a true 100% money-back pass guarantee with no fine print. Our promise is simple:

  • You must attend the entire project management certification course and complete three full-length practice exams from our online training portal.
  • If you do not pass the PMP exam in three attempts, we will refund your entire course tuition, provided that all attempts occurred within 120 calendar days of completing the course.
Courses Guaranteed To Run, Firm Course Dates

COURSES are 100% Guaranteed to Run

All courses are 100% guaranteed to run on the dates listed. Yes, even if there's only one student. While other providers often postpone courses due to low enrollment, we promise to never do that.

Group Training

Group Training

In-House Training & Voucher Program


If you have 15 or more employees seeking PMP training, we will deliver the course at your facility (or another location in your area, if you prefer). The training can be scheduled during any four consecutive days of your choosing.

Benefits of In-House Training

  • Group discounts provide substantial savings
  • Allows you to tailor the training schedule to suit your company's needs
  • Training together as a team helps relate key principles to your particular business and enhances buy-in amongst team members
  • Adds convenience and helps minimize business interruption
  • Eliminates unnecessary travel costs

How it works

  1. Decide on the number of students to be trained
  2. Call and request a quote (or email us at
  3. Choose a 4-day training period
  4. Submit an approved purchase order
  5. Provide the student list and course logistics information


The voucher program allows companies to purchase training vouchers which, and can be used for any course in any city.

Benefits of the voucher program

  • Group discounts offer more savings
  • Allows flexibility in utilizing training budgets
  • Allows you to lock in today's prices
  • Ensures your employees secure seats in the courses that work best for their schedules


Number of Seats
Price per Seat
5 to 9
10 to 19
20 to 29
30 or more

* Our system allows you to create a quote to facilitate the approval process. Simply select the "Quote" drop-down option under Payment Type on step 2 of the registration process.

How it works

The process to secure training vouchers couldn't be easier:

  1. Decide on the number of vouchers.
  2. Click the button below to be redirected to our full website
  3. Pay for the vouchers on our website with a credit card, or submit an approved purchase order
  4. Choose the student, city and course date (participants just fill out a simple form to complete enrollment)

The button below will redirect you to our full website where you can register or use a voucher coupon code.

Register for a Voucher


We are confident that our corporate training options provide the best value in the marketplace. When choosing a PMP training provider, remember, not all PMP courses are equal. The quality of competing courses can vary widely and some may not fully prepare students for the exam. If you weigh the key decision factors, Project Management Academy® clearly provides the best value.


To learn more about in-house trainings or the voucher program, please call us toll-free at 1-877-637-0450, or email us at Ask to speak with a corporate training advisor.



View a complete listing of all dates and locations

Over 50 locations nationwide!

Over 50 locations nationwide!

Project Management Academy offers both Live and Virtual courses. View our full site to see a list of all courses available.

Certification Requirements

Certification Requirements

Application Process & Eligibility Requirements

Before you begin the process of getting your PMP Certification you should read the Project Management Professional Credential Handbook and visit the website for additional information.


Register to become a member of the Project Management Institude (PMI).

  • It costs $139 to become a member, but it saves you money on exam fees

    The standard non-member price to take the eam is $555. The PMI member price for the exam is $405

Take our PMP Exam Prep Course to satisfy the required 35 hours (PDUs) education requirement. Submit your PMP application online.

  • There is no rush to do this step, we will help you with this as part of our PMP exam prep course and per PMI rules you must complete your 35 hours of training first anyway.

    PMI® will review your application and respond within 3 to 5 business days.

    Once your application is approved you will receive an invitation to pay for and schedule the exam.

Schedule your exam with Prometric.

  • You have one year to take the exam after your application has been approved.

    You may take the exam up to three (3) times during the eligibility period.

    To learn more about the testing centers, please visit Prometric.

Take and Pass the PMP Exam

  • The PMP Exam is 200 questions with a 4 hour time limit.

    The questions are broken down into 5 process groups; Initiation(13%), Planning(24%), Executing(30%), Monitoring and Controlling(25%), Closing(8%).


Bachelor's degree or global equivalent

  • Minimum three years/36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience

    4,500 hours spent leading and directing projects

    35 contact hours of formal project management education

High school diploma, associate's degree or global equivalent

  • Minimum five years/60 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience

    7,500 hours spent leading and directing projects

    35 contact hours of formal project management education



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5 Star RatingKristy M.

Great program that helped me pass the test on my first try!

This was a great course- very nice instructor who was extremely knowledgeable (Jim Park), great location (Regus tower in SF), useful and professional course materials, and most importantly- classes guaranteed to run. I had signed up with a different course provider who cancelled the course 3 times and finally stopped returning my calls. That will not happen with PMA®. If you sign up for a course date, the course will happen! I took the test one week after the course and passed! Anyone looking to get their PMP should use PMA.
5 Star RatingChristopher L.

Definite Value for the Money

Great website for after the boot camp. Guaranteed to run, they ran the class with only four attendees when I went. Instructor was dynamic and engaging. Followed their plan to a "T" and passed on first attempt two weeks after attending class.
5 Star RatingDennis G.

Everything you need to pass the PMP exam, and more

PMA provides a remarkable product and stands behind it with a performance guarantee. The instructor we had for our class was passionate and well prepared. I think I probably could have passed the exam the very next day (a couple of my class colleagues passed within the first week).

I gave myself a month and followed the instructor's test prep guidance and passed the test on the first attempt.
5 Star RatingJon H.

PMA's Boot Camp and website are the best!

Boot Camp was awesome. Gordon Young was one of the best instructors I have ever seen in a classroom. He knew the material inside and out, and made us all feel confident of our understanding. He was there early and late, making sure that we had access to him for any questions.

I cannot say enough good things about the PMA website. I have shared with more than a few colleagues the quality of its content, and the thoroughness of its learning methods. I'm sending folks to PMA whenever they even think 'PMP'.
5 Star RatingCheryl D.

Project Management Academy offers the most comprehensive PMP Certification Training Program

Project Management Academy offered the best comprehensive program that gives the student great confidence to pass their PMP test the first time. The classroom environment was open and allowed great feedback opportunities. There are great tips on helping the student focus on what is important to know. The videos are broken down into small enough pieces to provide a great review of the material without bogging down a lot of time. I thought the best part was the quiz application. Not only could I see my progress but I could break down topics and focus on my weak areas. My test results showed the results. No area was less than proficient in any topic.
5 Star RatingLeslie D.

Would recommend Project Management Academy to anyone wanting to pass the PMP exam!

I would highly recommend using Project Management Academy if you want to pass the PMP exam. The in-class training was fantastic. And the online resources that they offer are extremely helpful. I took advantage of the training videos, mock exams, Q&A's and training binder. I passed the PMP exam on my first try!
5 Star RatingShonny O.

Thanks Project Management Academy! I couldn't have passed the PMP exam without you!

I took the PMP four day course on March 31-April 3, 2014 in Rockville, MD and I passed the PMP exam on June 26, 2014. There was no way I could have passed the exam without the Project Management Academy training and the tools provided on their website. The tools made it extremely easy for me to study at any time and any place (especially convenient, since I have two babies). Of course it took focus and dedication from me to pass the exam, but the company made the rest easy. I am sooo glad I used Project Management Academy and even happier that I have the PMP certification under my belt.
5 Star RatingDeborah D.

Excellent support for passing the PMP exam!

I took a weekend class over two weekends, and felt engaged every minute. There were many helpful tips and techniques, and I retained a lot from the class. The materials that were provided were also excellent and will provide good resources going forward. I don't know how I would have done without this prep class, and I'm glad I took it with Project Management Academy.
5 Star RatingKevin H.

First Time Pass is not a gimmick

Thanks to Asad Haque and the Project Management Academy staff for their insight and instruction during the PMP exam preparation course. Asad was able to give real work examples to bridge the gaps in my learning to ensure passing the exam on the first attempt. The supplied handouts and learning material reinforced my learning and ensured success.
5 Star RatingDaniel G.

Outstanding, professional and thorough education.

PMA was everything advertised. The education and preparation for the PMP exam was thorough, the educator was in command of the material and engaging. I highly recommend PMA. I was thoroughly prepared, with a solid foundation for study preparation for the final examination.
5 Star RatingLisa C.

Tons of questions to practice with, good intro and recap videos, good in-class training.

The PMP materials are hard to absorb at first. I'm glad that I took the class and had all of the online materials to use. There are a lot of online materials that helped move me through the boring PMBOK guide. I didn't "enjoy" the four-hour practice self-tests but they provided the impetus for me to keep studying more and learning the materials.
5 Star RatingSara R.

Highly Recommended! - Project Management Academy

Simply stated, the PMA test prep boot camp is the most valuable tool there is for preparing for the PMP certification test. The material is straightforward and focused on only the most important aspects of the PMBOK guide and the test. I was lucky enough to have Gordon Young as my trainer and I can't say enough good things about him and his teaching style. He is smart, intuitive, humorous and his little tips and tricks are priceless. I highly recommend this training class, especially with Gordon leading the training.

We appreciate all of our customer feedback.
    Thank you for choosing Project Management Academy!



Frequently asked questions about PMP Certification
Frequently Asked Questions

PMP Certification Frequently
Asked Questions

Are you approved by PMI®

Yes, we have been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI). As a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), we abide by PMI established quality assurance criteria. Our REP number is 3348.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover). We also accept payment by check, wire transfer or approved purchase orders. We also accept government training funds, which includes an approved SF-182.

Can my company pay with a purchase order?

Yes. Simply register for the course you wish to attend, then on step 2 of the checkout process, select the billing type:
"Quote / Purchase Order / Check."
Purchase orders should be sent by fax
to 408-521-3770 or emailed to:
Please note that your seat is not confirmed until we receive either payment or an approved purchase order. For credit card orders your seat is always confirmed as soon as you place the order.

Can I get a quote for my training?

Yes, our system allows you to create a quote. Simply register for the course you wish to attend, then on step two of the checkout process select the billing type: "Quote / Purchase Order / Check."
Purchase orders should be sent by fax to 408-521-3770 or emailed to:
Please note that your seat is not confirmed until we receive either payment or an approved purchase order. For credit card orders, your seat is always confirmed as soon as you place the order.

Are exam fees included in the tuition?

Exam fees are not included. They must be paid directly to PMI as part of the application process. The cost to take the exam is $544 total ($139 to join PMI and $405 for the exam fees). You can pay for the exam without joining PMI, at a cost of $555. Since joining PMI saves you $11 on exam fees and you also receive PMI member benefits, we recommend becoming a PMI member before applying to take the exam.

Can I buy a course even though I'm not sure when and where I can take it?

Yes, we have a voucher program that allows you to purchase a voucher before deciding when and where you want to attend. Vouchers can be used in any city in which we offer the course. You can register for a voucher by clicking this link: PMP Training Voucher. Note that you can obtain group discounts by purchasing multiple vouchers, which provide substantial savings for your organization.

Do I receive a certificate upon completing the course?

Yes, you will receive a certificate of completion showing that you completed the course and earned the 35 contact hours required to sit for the exam. We provide you with a paper version on the last day of class, but also allow you to download a PDF version from our online training portal in case you lose the original or need to send a copy to PMI if you get audited.

Does your course satisfy the 35 contact hours needed to sit for the exam?

Yes, our PMP course is approved by PMI for the 35 contact hours (aka PDUs) required to sit for the PMP exam. We provide you with a certificate of completion at the end of the course that you can submit to PMI if you get audited.

When do I get my course materials?

You can access all of our online training tools immediately upon registration. All other training materials, such as the PMBOK guide, binder, laminates, formula sheets, etc., are provided in the classroom.

Can I re-schedule or cancel my course?

Yes, you may re-schedule your course as many times as you like at no charge. We kindly ask that you provide us with at least one week's notice. You can re-schedule your course by calling or emailing us. You can also re-schedule yourself from within our online training portal.

If you're unsure of the date, we can convert your registration into a voucher to be used for any course date and city. Please call customer service to make these arrangements.

What is the latest date that I can sign up for the class?

You can sign up for the course up until the day before class begins. However, we have limited seating capacity and many of our courses fill up well in advance. We therefore advise students to register at least a few weeks before the course begins.

How does the pass guarantee work?

Our pass guarantee is simple. You must attend the entire course and complete three full-length practice exams from our online training portal. If you do not pass the PMP exam in three attempts, we will refund your entire course tuition, provided that all attempts occurred within 120 calendar days of completing the course.

How soon after the course should I take the exam?

Each student is different, so there is no "one size fits all" approach. The average student takes the exam roughly ten days after the course. You should plan to spend some time studying after class to make sure you are ready. We provide you with a lot of resources to help you prepare, so you will want to set aside time after class to utilize these tools. We also provide metrics along with our practice tests, which will help you know when you are ready.

One of the many tools we provide is a complete online version of the course. If you are looking to take the exam quickly after the course, we recommend watching those videos prior to attending class. We also recommend all students read the PMBOK Guide prior to class if possible. PMI provides an electronic copy, which is downloadable from its website once you become a member.

Can I take the exam on the 5th day (the day after the course)?

We strongly advise our students not to follow this approach, as the statistics show it to be seriously flawed. The PMP exam is difficult, and you will naturally want to take some time to solidify what you learned in class (using the many training resources we provide).

Moreover, you may feel a little drained after the 4-day boot camp. You should allow some time to decompress and relax, instead of having the added pressure of testing right after class.

You may hear people say they took the exam on day 5 and had no problems, but odds are they did so well in the past. Make no mistake - the PMP exam is harder now than it was before the exam updated to PMBOK version 5. Simply put, the day-5 testing model drastically lowers your chances of passing, and causes unnecessary stress as well.

Can I apply for the PMP exam prior to attending the live course?

You can apply for the PMP exam before attending the course, provided you have already completed the required 35 hours of PM training needed to sit for the exam. Most students wait until the live course is completed, at which time they will have earned the necessary 35 hours to apply for the exam, and that's what we generally advise students to do. However, circumstances sometimes require students to get certified within a short timeframe.

For students facing a time crunch, we offer an accelerated training option. In addition to the live PMP course, we also provide every student with a full online (Video-On-Demand) version of the course. Students who do not already have their 35 hours of PM training can use the online materials to earn their 35 contact hours before the live course (this requires reading the PMBOK Guide, reading our PMP Strategy Guide, watching all online videos, completing all quizzes with a score of 75% or better, and taking 3 full-length practice exam with at least one exam score of 80% or better). Students would then be in a position to schedule the exam before attending the live course, and could test immediately thereafter if they wish.

As a word of caution, we generally do not recommend taking the PMP exam immediately after completing the course. While it certainly can be done, it requires extra preparation prior to the live course. We recommend allowing yourself at least 1 week of study after the live course to ensure that you are fully prepared.

When and where do I take the exam?

The PMP exam is administered at Prometric testing centers. Prometric has hundreds of centers worldwide and usually offers the PMP exam Monday through Saturday. Since each center is independently operated, you should check with your local center for hours of operation and exam availability. You can locate the centers nearest you by visiting Note that, in some cases, the availability of testing appointments reflected online may seem rather limited. We recommend you call the center directly if this happens, as the availability shown online may not always reflect the true availability (due to cancellations, re-scheduling, etc.). Our students have found this to be very helpful in many cases.

What happens if I get audited?

The audit process sounds painful, but it is actually pretty simple.

You will know if you have been audited immediately after submitting payment for the exam (you will receive an e-mail if you are selected for the audit). Roughly 5-10% of all candidates will be audited. You will be asked to document your PDU contact hours, which you will do using the certificate we provide. You will also have the references you list in your application verify that the work experience you entered is correct (they will just complete a simple form, sign it and send it to PMI).

Since the reference person can be anyone who was working with you on the projects, we recommend listing references with whom you are still in contact and will respond quickly (where possible).

Most people can easily complete the audit process in a week or less. As part of our course we will walk you through the entire application process and assist you with any questions you may have. We also offer free post-class tutoring and assistance with the application, so you will have plenty of support along the way.

How do I prove my experience?

You will document your experience in your online application ( You must list projects you have worked on, along with a reference person. Your job title need not be "project manager," but you will need to show that you were leading and directing project activities. To keep everyone honest, PMI audits about 5-10% of candidates (see: "What happens if I get audited?").

Where is the course located?

Course locations are displayed on our website. Please refer to the bottom of the PMP Exam Prep page or the Contact Us page. Approximately 10 days before class begins, you will receive a course logistics document via email confirming the course location and other helpful details.

Do you provide financial assistance?

Unfortunately, professional training such as the PMP does not qualify for federal financial aid programs. If you are between jobs, however, you may inquire about your state's workforce development benefits. Our program is currently approved for such benefits in Colorado, and we expect more states will follow in the near future.

Are you covered by the VA?

No. Unfortunately, training courses such as ours fall under the exam preparation exclusion and are therefore ineligible for VA funding (though the cost of the exam would likely be covered).

How many students are in the course?

Class sizes vary by location and date, but the average class size is 10 to 15 students.

Can I get a digital copy of the PMBOK?

Yes, if you are a PMI member you can download a free copy of the PMBOK Guide . Simply visit and log in. Scroll over the main menu item "PMBOK Guide and Standards," then click the sub-menu item titled "PMBOK Guide and the Library of PMI Standards." From that page you can download a free copy of the PMBOK Guide.

Once I register, how do I access the online training portal?

At the top of our website there is a "My Account" link. Click on that and log in using the email address you registered with and the password that was e-mailed to you after you registered. If you lose your password, there is a password reset option, which requires your email address used during registration.

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