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.