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SNHU’s PMP exam prep fulfills educational requirements for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam.

PMP Certification Exam Prep

Distinguish yourself with PMP® certification

When you earn your Master's in Project Management at Southern New Hampshire University, you're in a great position to pursue Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification.

According to a recent survey (PDF source) by Project Management Institute (PMI), PMP® certified professionals earned 25% more than their uncertified counterparts in the US.*

As a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) of PMI, SNHU helps project managers achieve and maintain Project Management Professional (PMP) and other PMI® professional credentials. Our program meets rigorous quality criteria for course content, instructor qualification and instructional design, setting up students for career success by giving them knowledge that will help them prepare for the PMP certification exam.

Learn more about what it means to become Project Management Professional (PMP) certified.

PMP Eligibility Criteria

To become a certified Project Management Professional, you must pass the certification exam. Anyone applying to sit for the exam must first meet educational and professional experience requirements set by PMI.

Successful completion of SNHU's PMP exam prep course, QSO 645 - Project Management for PMP® Certification, satisfies the educational requirement (35 hours of project management education).

Prerequisites to sit for the PMP certification exam also include professional experience guidelines. For an applicant with a 4-year bachelor's degree, 4,500 hours leading and directing projects is required.

Learn more about each of the PMP certification requirements.

Exam Details

The cost of taking the PMP exam is $405 for applicants with PMI memberships and $555 for non-members.

The PMP exam is a 200-question test held in one 4-hour session. It's offered in a computer-based format and administered in testing locations across the country. Find the location nearest you.

Pursuing the CAPM® Certification Option

Want to pursue PMP certification but don't meet the above criteria? Our Bachelor in Operations Management with a concentration in Project Management program includes QSO 345 - Project Management for CAPM® Certification, which prepares you for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification exam.

Prerequisites to sit for the CAPM certification exam include the following:

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


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

The CAPM® is a great option for students interested in a professional certification but haven't yet met the 4,500 hours of leading and directing projects required for the PMP® Certification.

*Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey, 10th Edition, on the Internet, at (viewed online February 20, 2018). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual salary increase.

"CAPM," "Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)," "PMI," "PMP" and "Project Management Professional (PMP)" are registered marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.

Licensure and Certification Disclosures

SNHU has provided additional information for programs that educationally prepare students for professional licensure or certification. Learn more about what that means for your program on our licensure and certification disclosure page.