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How to Fill PMP Application form?
The online application form for PMP® Certification is very straight forward. The only part that you will need to pay special attention to is Project Management Experiences which will consume most of your time to figure the information out. Below steps will help you during filling of PMP Application form

When to Fill the PMP® Application Form?
It is more advisable to submit the PMP application earlier in your exam preparation. The benefits are listed below:

1. After submitting the PMP® application, you will be “forced” to attend the PMP® exam within one year. This gives PMP® aspirants a tangible target (or deadline) to work with and helps them remain focus during the exam preparation. I have heard a lot of aspirants lost focus amidst their hectic schedule and just postponed (and postponed again) the PMP® certification. Some of them even postpone for over 2 years.

2. You will have up to 90 days to begin your exam application. Once you begin filling in the details online, PMI® would store your information for 90 days before deletion. This will give you another tangible target to work on and focus on this project of filing the online PMP® application.

3. Filling the application form would take up much longer than you think. PMI® requires you to record in details all the projects that you have handled during the required project experience period and each of them should be documented separately. You need to calculate the time spent on the different project management process groups one by one and write up a “concise” description of your role in the project. You are also highly advised to seek consent from the supervisors for your documented projects on your role as well as your time in preparation for an audit.

4. If you have made up the mind to get PMP® certified and have already begun reviewing the reference titles for the PMP® exam, don’t wait until a new version of the PMP® exam comes up and you will have to study from the ground up again.

Completing the Online PMP® Application Form.
1. Fill general details such Name,Address,Contact no and attained education.

Filling the PMP® Project Management Experiences.
1. The start date of the first project and the end date of the last project should at least cover a period 3 years (degree holders) or 5 years (secondary degree holders) as required by the PMI®.

2. In order to well prepare for an audit, you are highly advised to contact your project supervisors and notify them on the hours you will claim for each project. Their help is vital in case you are selected for an audit. Some PMP® aspirants failed the audit because they could not find their supervisors or their supervisors refused to sign the experience verification forms.

3. It is not required nor advised to each and every project you have handled. Include only enough number of projects to reach required minimum number of hours (i.e. 4,500 hours for degree holders / 7,500 hours for secondary degree holders). Include large projects first as this would save you considerable time in case of an audit.

4. When adding details of project management experiences to the application form, you will need to:
Give a title to each project (usually the project title)
Give your project role (not your job title) – you can use PMI® terms like project leader, project manager, project coordinator, etc.
Insert your supervisor‘s name and contact methods (note that you need not fill in the name of the CEO of your company, but someone who work closely with you and you have gained the consent from).

5. Calculate and add the time (in number of hours) spent on each project management process groups (you might need to refer to the PMBOK® Guide if you don’t know what these exactly mean):
Initiating the Project
Planning the Project
Executing the Project
Controlling and Monitoring the Project
Closing the Project

6. PMI® advocates work-life balance and will only allow 40 hours for each work week, don’t fill in more than 40 hours for each week of work or PMI® will ask you to amend.
Try to estimate your project hours offline (e.g. using Excel or a notebook) first and insert the hours once finalized. Though PMI® has not mentioned it, to amend and save the project hours repeatedly on the web server might trigger the need for an audit. Download file

7. Write the project description of the project (in around 500 characters) including the following:
a brief description of the project
a) Objectives
b) Key deliverables
c) Project outcome
d) Your personal role
e) When composing the project descriptions for each project, make good use of PMI® terms to demonstrate that you understand what project management is. Include terms found in the PMBOK® Guide like project charter, sponsor, scope, project deliverables, stakeholders, schedule, acceptance of deliverables, quality management, etc. at least 5 times in your description. PMI® has the right to enquire you to rewrite the project description should they found it inadequate.

Preparation for the PMP® Audit.
PMP® audit is selected on a random basis, you don’t know whether you will be selected before settling the PMP® certification fee.
1. Keep all supporting documents for your education, project management education as well as work experience in folders (supporting documents may include certificates, e-mails, project plans, meeting minutes or project charters). Do gather enough documents for each and every project you have submitted on your PMP® application form.

2. Contact and seek endorsement from your supervisor/manager on the number of hours to be reported for each and every project on the application form so as to avoid an disagreements during the audit process.

After You have Submitted the Application
You will need to wait for about 5 days as PMI® carry out the “Application Completeness Review”. Should your application form is considered complete, PMI® will send you an approval email, asking you to pay for the PMP® Certification fee. You can settle the fee online.

After you have paid the PMP® Certification fee, check your email immediately. You will be notified if a PMP® audit is needed in an email from PMI®.

What’s Next?
If a PMP® audit is required, get to know what are required to help you pass the audit smoothly. Or if you are not selected for an audit, you will be give the instruction to schedule your PMP® exam on the Prometric website.

Completing the Online PMP® Application Form.
A. Fill general details such Name,Address,Contact no and Attained education ( Project Management Training ).

B. Filling the PMP® Project Management Experiences.
1.  The start date of the first project and the end date of the last project should at least cover a period 3 years  (degree holders) or 5 years (secondary degree holders) as required by the PMI®.

2.  In order to well prepare for an audit, you are highly advised to contact your project supervisors and notify them on the hours you will claim for each project. Their help is vital in case you are selected for an audit. Some PMP® aspirants failed the audit because they could not find their supervisors or their supervisors refused to sign the experience verification forms.

3.  It is not required nor advised to each and every project you have handled. Include only enough number of projects to reach required minimum number of hours (i.e. 4,500 hours for degree holders / 7,500 hours for secondary degree holders). Include large projects first as this would save you considerable time in case of an audit.

4.  When adding details of project management experiences to the application form, you will need to:
Give a title to each project (usually the project title)
Give your project role (not your job title) – you can use PMI® terms like project leader, project manager, project coordinator, etc.
Insert your supervisor‘s name and contact methods (note that you need not fill in the name of the CEO of your company, but someone who work closely with you and you have gained the consent from).

5. Calculate and add the time (in number of hours) spent on each project management process groups (you might need to refer to the PMBOK® Guide if you don’t know what these exactly mean):
Initiating the Project
Planning the Project
Executing the Project
Controlling and Monitoring the Project
Closing the Project

6.  PMI® advocates work-life balance and will only allow 40 hours for each work week, don’t fill in more than 40 hours for each week of work or PMI® will ask you to amend.
Try to estimate your project hours offline (e.g. using Excel or a notebook) first and insert the hours once finalized. Though PMI® has not mentioned it, to amend and save the project hours repeatedly on the web server might trigger the need for an audit. Download file

7.  Write the project description of the project (in around 500 characters) including the following:
a brief description of the project
a) Objectives
b) Key deliverables
c) Project outcome
d) Your personal role
e) When composing the project descriptions for each project, make good use of PMI® terms to demonstrate that you understand what project management is. Include terms found in the PMBOK® Guide like project charter, sponsor, scope, project deliverables, stakeholders, schedule, acceptance of deliverables, quality management, etc. at least 5 times in your description. PMI® has the right to enquire you to rewrite the project description should they found it inadequate.

Preparation for the PMP® Audit.
PMP® audit is selected on a random basis, you don’t know whether you will be selected before settling the PMP® certification fee.
1.  Keep all supporting documents for your education, project management education as well as work experience in folders (supporting documents may include certificates, e-mails, project plans, meeting minutes or project charters). Do gather enough documents for each and every project you have submitted on your PMP® application form.

2.  Contact and seek endorsement from your supervisor/manager on the number of hours to be reported for each and every project on the application form so as to avoid an disagreements during the audit process.

After You have Submitted the Application
You will need to wait for about 5 days as PMI® carry out the “Application Completeness Review”. Should your application form is considered complete, PMI® will send you an approval email, asking you to pay for the PMP® Certification fee. You can settle the fee online.

After you have paid the PMP® Certification fee, check your email immediately. You will be notified if a PMP® audit is needed in an email from PMI®.

What’s Next?
If a PMP® audit is required, get to know what are required to help you pass the audit smoothly. Or if you are not selected for an audit, you will be give the instruction to schedule your PMP® exam on the Prometric website.

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