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PMI Mongolia chapter facilitates training and examination for PMP® certification since 2015. We are planning to expand this process into CAPM® certification in next couple of years. All other certification can be obtained through an examination process abroad; however, we are happy to assist with answering questions in regards to the prerequisites and connecting you with PMI chapters around the globe. If you have questions about certifications, contact us at pmitraining@pmimongolia.mn or development@pmimongolia.mn


Project management is a rapidly growing profession. Through 2020, 1.57 million new jobs will be created globally each year and qualified practitioners are in demand. With the CAPM, you’ll be on the fast track to opportunity

Who Should Apply?

If you’d like to manage larger projects and gain more responsibility or add project management skills into your current role, then the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is right for you.

Gain and Maintain Your CAPM

The certification exam has 150 multiple choice questions, and you have three hours to complete it.
To maintain your CAPM, you must retake the exam every five years.

Prerequisites

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 1,500 hours of project experience

OR

  • 23 hours of project management education completed by the time you sit for the exam

The PMP signifies that you speak and understand the global language of project management and connects you to a community of professionals, organizations and experts worldwide. Become a PMP and become a project hero. 

Who Should Apply?

If you’re an experienced project manager responsible for all aspects of project delivery, leading and directing cross-functional teams, then the PMP is the right choice for you.

Gain and Maintain Your PMP

The certification exam has 200 multiple-choice questions, and you have four hours to complete it. To maintain your PMP, you must earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) every three years.  

Prerequisites

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 7,500 hours leading and directing projects
  • 35 hours of project management education

OR

  • Four-year degree
  • 4,500 hours leading and directing projects
  • 35 hours of project management education

As a program manager, you’re a senior-level practitioner on the forefront of advancing your organization’s strategic goals. You manage multiple, related projects in a coordinated way, achieving benefits that could not occur if the projects were handled separately.

Your leadership is instrumental. With program management maturity, an organization’s projects are far more successful than without it — 76 percent compared to 54 percent according to our 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report. The Program Management Professional (PgMP)® is a visible sign of your advanced experience and skill and gives you a distinct advantage in employment and promotion.

Who Should Apply?

If you have the proven ability to manage multiple, related projects and navigate complex activities that span functions, organizations, regions or cultures and to align results with organizational goals, then you’re a potential PgMP.

Gain and Maintain Your PgMP

First phase of evaluation is panel review

The certification exam has 170 multiple-choice questions, and you have four hours to complete it.

To maintain your PgMP, you must earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) every three year.

Prerequisites

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 6,000 hours of project management experience
  • 10,500 hours of program management experience 

OR

  • Four-year degree
  • 6,000 hours of project management experience
  • 6,000 hours of program management experience

Your organization does the work right. But does it do the right work? As a portfolio manager, your role is essential to ensuring that the answer is “Yes.”

Formal portfolio management is the most effective way to implement strategic initiatives because it bridges the gap between strategy and implementation. Organizations that are effective in portfolio management had 62 percent of products meet or exceed expected ROI according to our 2012 Pulse of the Profession® research. Portfolio managers align projects, programs and operations with strategic objectives, investing resources in the right work to deliver the expected value.

The Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)® signifies your advanced competency in the coordinated management of one or more portfolios to achieve strategic objectives. Organizations with mature project portfolio management practices complete 35 percent more of their programs successfully. They fail less often and waste less money according to PMI Global® 2015 thought leadership report, Delivering on Strategy: The Power of Project Portfolio Management. 

Who Should Apply?

If you’re an executive or senior-level practitioner managing a portfolio of projects and programs aligned with organizational strategy and focused on doing the right work, then the PfMP is the right choice for you.

Gain and Maintain Your PfMP 

First phase of evaluation is panel review

The certification exam has 170 multiple-choice questions and you have four hours to complete it.

To maintain your PfMP, you must earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) in portfolio management topics every three years.

Prerequisites

  • All applicants must possess a minimum of eight years of professional business experience AND
  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 10,500 hours of portfolio management experience

OR

  • Four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 6,000 hours of portfolio management experience

Business analysis has become a competency of critical importance to project management. Becoming certified as a business analysis (BA) expert can move your career in a fresh direction while opportunities for BAs are on the rise.

Inaccurate requirements gathering consistently ranks in the top three causes of project failure yet only half of organizations have the resources in place to perform this function properly, according to PMI Global® Pulse of the Profession research.

It’s time to become the certified expert your organization needs. If you work with stakeholders in defining requirements, shaping project outputs and driving intended business outcomes, the PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)® will spotlight your valuable skills. 

Who should apply?

If you work with project teams and manage requirements or product development, or if you’re a project or program manager who performs business analysis in your role, then the PMI-PBA® certification is right for you. 

Gain and Maintain Your PMI-PBA

The certification exam has 200 multiple-choice questions and you have four hours to complete it. To maintain your PMI-PBA, you must earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) in business analysis topics every three years.

Prerequisites

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or 
  • 7,500 hours of business analysis experience
  • 2,000 hours working on project teams*
  • 35 contact hours of education in business analysis

OR

  • Bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent
  • 4,500 hours of business analysis experience
  • 2,000 hours working on project teams*
  • 35 contact hours of education in business analysis

*Project experience can include your business analysis experience. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required for the PMI-PBA.

If you’re experienced using agile approaches, have good collaboration skills, eagerly embrace complexity and thrive on rapid response times, then your talents are in demand. 

The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® formally recognizes your knowledge of agile principles and your skill with agile techniques. It will make you shine even brighter to your employers, stakeholders and peers.

The PMI-ACP® is our fastest growing certification, and it’s no wonder. Organizations that are highly agile and responsive to market dynamics complete more of their projects successfully than their slower-moving counterparts — 75 percent versus 56 percent — as shown in PMI Global® 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report.

Who Should Apply? 

If you work on agile teams or if your organization is adopting agile practices, the PMI-ACP is a good choice for you. Compared with other agile certifications based solely on training and exams, the PMI-ACP is evidence of your real-world, hands-on experience and skill.

Gain and Maintain Your PMI-ACP

The certification exam has 120 multiple-choice questions and you have three hours to complete it.

To maintain your PMI-ACP, you must earn 30 professional development units (PDUs) in agile topics every three years.

Prerequisites

  • 2,000 hours of general project experience working on teams. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP.
  • 1,500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies. This requirement is in addition to the 2,000 hours of general project experience.
  • 21 contact hours of training in agile practices.

With your advanced skills in risk management, you perform a specialized function attuned to the needs of a project environment that is increasingly global, virtual and complex. The PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)® highlights your ability to identify and assess project risks, mitigate threats and capitalize on opportunities. In this capacity, you enhance and protect the needs of your organization.

Gaining distinction as a PMI-RMP® sets you apart from other professionals and brings credit to your organization. Eighty-three percent of organizations that are high performers in project management practice risk management frequently while just 49 percent of low performers do so. The practice contributes to a handsome payoff: high performers meet their goals 2.5 times more often and waste 13 times less money than low performers, as found by PMI Global® 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report.

Who Should Apply?

If you have advanced knowledge and experience in risk management, or if you are a project manager focused on project risk management, including for large projects and/or complex environments, then the PMI-RMP® is an excellent choice for you. 

Gain and Maintain Your PMI-RMP

The certification exam has 170 multiple-choice questions and you have 3.5 hours to complete it.

To maintain your PMI-RMP, you must earn 30 professional development units (PDUs) in risk management topics every three years.

Prerequisites

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or the global equivalent)
  • 4,500 hours of project risk management experience
  • 40 hours of project risk management education

OR

  • Four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 3,000 hours of project risk management experience
  • 30 hours of project risk management education

As a candidate for the PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®, you know there is much more to project scheduling than just the use of tools and technology to build a schedule for your team. 

Schedules are a fundamental element of project management yet half of all projects — 50 percent — are not completed within the initially scheduled timeframe according to PMI Global® 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report.

Projects and teams today are increasingly global and virtual, and project schedules are key to managing activities, resources, dependencies and ultimately, project outcomes. The PMI-SP® will recognize your knowledge and skill to drive the improved management of project schedules.

Who Should Apply?

If you have advanced knowledge and experience developing, managing and maintaining project schedules and you’d like to showcase your skills, then the PMI-SP is an excellent choice for you. 

Gain and Maintain Your PMI-SP

The certification exam has 170 multiple-choice questions and you have 3.5 hours to complete it.

To maintain your PMI-SP, you must earn 30 professional development units (PDUs) every three years in the specialized topic of project scheduling.

Prerequisites

  • Secondary degree
  • 5,000 hours project scheduling experience
  • 40 hours project scheduling education

OR

  • Four-year degree
  • 3,500 hours project scheduling experience
  • 30 hours project scheduling education