The Program Management Professional (PgMP®) Credential
This credential is for professionals who demonstrate advanced experience, knowledge and performance to achieve an organizational objective through defining and overseeing projects and resources. A Program Management Professional (PgMP) oversees programs, defines projects and assigns project managers.
Individuals who hold the PgMP credential demonstrate a proficient level of project and program management skills. To be eligible for a PgMP credential, you must meet specific guidelines that objectively measure experience, education and professional knowledge and undergo a rigorous application process as well as three assessments.
You also must agree to adhere to the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and pass a rigorous multiple-choice examination that assesses your abilities in project management. The CAPM or PMP credential are not prerequisites for the PgMP credential.
- With a Bachelor’s Degree: Over the last 15 consecutive years, applicants must have a minimum four years’ professional project management experience and four years of program management experience.
- Without a Bachelor’s Degree: Over the last 15 consecutive years, applicants must have a minimum four years’ professional project management experience and seven years of program management experience.
PgMP Examination preparation tips:
- Review the PgMP credential handbook and the PgMP Examination Specification Samples and Answers document.
- Study the PMBOK® Guide—Third Edition and The Standard for Program Management
- Enroll in formal PgMP Exam Study courses.
Steps to Obtaining a PgMP Credential:
- Complete an online application or download and mail an application.
- If you meet the eligibility requirements, you will receive an e-mail from PMI explaining how to schedule the exam.
- Individuals who receive a passing grade in the PgMP Examination will attain the PgMP credential and may immediately use the designation after their name.