American Management Association 'Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification'

Awarded by Project Management Institute, PMI® in partnership with KORNERSTONE Institute
(a TRAINOCATE company)



The PMP® certification is a globally recognized and respected credential, demonstrating a solid foundation of knowledge from which you can competently practice as a project manager, lead and direct project tasks and identify concrete directions in an efficient, quality and timely manner. It is highly recommended for those who lead and direct cross-functional teams to deliver projects within the constraints of schedule, budget, and scope. By obtaining this credential, you validate your commitment to the profession of project management.


  • Awarded by Project Management Institute, PMI®, which was founded in 1969 as a Not-for-Profit Professional Association
  • The first PMP® certification was launched in 1984. Since 2007, it has been awarded with the ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
  • As of Feb 2016, there are 714,491 certified PMP®s worldwide from industries ranging from healthcare, telecommunications, education, finance, construction to information technology. More than 80,000 of them are located in PRC


  • 43 hours of professional training which includes:
    • - Instructor-led classroom training (36 hours)
    • - Mock examination and examination drill (7 hours)
  • Emphasis is placed on examination skills and the practical application of project management expertise
  • Regional project case studies will be discussed
  • Trainer has significant and up to date co-operation experience with PMI®
  • Complimentary course re-sitting for those who fail the exam and have 80% of attendance or above
  • Eligible for Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

  1. Project Initiation 13%
  2. Project Planning 24%
  3. Project Executing 31%
  4. Project Monitoring and Controlling 25%
  5. Project Closing 7%


  • A 4-hour Computer-Based Testing (CBT) examination
  • 200 multiple-choice questions, of which 25 are considered as pretest questions which do not affect the overall score
  • Exam fee: US$555 for non-PMI® member, US$405 for PMI® member
  • Once registered, the eligibility for examination is 12-months. You may take the examination up to 3 times within this 12-months period should you not pass in the first attempt


  • Educational and project management experience requirement*
    • - For bachelor degree holders and/or above: A minimum of 36
    • - months of unique non-overlapping professional project
    • - management experience during which at least 4,500 hours are
    • - spent on leading and directing project tasks
    • - For other education qualifications: A minimum of 60 months of
    • - unique non-overlapping professional project management
    • - experience during which at least 7,500 hours are spent on
    • - leading and directing project tasks
  • 35 hours of recognized project management training
  • Pass the PMP® examination
  • Candidates are required to earn and report 60 professional development units – PDUs – within a 3-year cycle

*Project Management experience must be accrued within 8 years by the date of application. Leading and direct project tasks are identified in the PMP® examination specification