Q: I am already a PMP®. Is there any benefit
in getting this certification?
A: The PMI-SP® credential validates your
work experience and knowledge of project
scheduling, and can compliment your PMP®
credential. Your career path, current
or desired employer, and interest in the
subject will determine whether the credential
may benefit you.
What are the eligibility requirements
to apply for the PMI-SP® credential?
A: Those with a high school diploma, associates
degree or the global equivalent must have
accrued 5,o00+ hours of professional project
scheduling work experience within the
past 5 consecutive years and obtained
40 hours of formal project scheduling
education. Those with a bachelor’s degree
or the global equivalent must have accrued
3,500+ hours of professional project scheduling
work experience within the past 5 consecutive
years and obtained 30 hours of formal
project scheduling training.
Do I need to have a PMP® credential to
How many questions are on the exam, and
how much time is given to complete it?
A: The exam consists
of 170 questions – 150 of which are scored,
and 20 of which are pre-test questions.
The length of the exam is 3 hours and
30 minutes, plus a 15 minute tutorial
preceding the exam.
Where is the exam administered?
A: Exams are administered
at your local Prometric testing center,
where you will take a computer-based test.
Paper-based tests are reserved for those
that live 186.5 miles or greater away
from the nearest testing center. To locate
a testing center near you, visit prometric.com.
How much does the exam cost?
A: PMI Members pay
$520 for the computer-based test and $415
for the paper-based test. Non-PMI Members
pay $670 for computer-based test and $565
for the paper-based test.