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How to Apply for the PMP Exam (Updated for June 2020 Changes)

Updated: Jan 22, 2021

Getting your Project Management Professional Certification (PMP®) from the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is no small feat. In order to test for the PMP® certification, PMI® requires you to first apply on their website. While PMI® discounts the exam for members, this article does not make any distinction between those that are members, and those that are not.

Let’s start by navigating to the PMI® website. Open any web browser and navigate to to get started. From here, we’ll walk through the process of registering an account and applying to take the test using a series of screenshots.

Step 1. Click on the Certifications tab and when the sub-menu appears, select Project Management Professional (PMP)® from the available certification types.

PMI Certifications Selection - PMP

Step 2. On the far right side of the web page, select the Apply Now button.

Apply Now Button - PMP Certification

Step 3. A new page will open in your browser and request for you to authenticate yourself to the site. At the bottom, you can select Register Now to start the registration process. If you are already a PMI® member (or registered previously), enter your account information and select Log In and skip to step 8. We’ll join you there in a few minutes…