Lot of times people ask me this question: How much does the PMP Certification Cost?
Well, I cannot give you one number, because it could vary from person to person based on the books and study materials they purchase.
PMP Certification Cost would include the following:
- PMI membership fee
- PMP exam application fee
- 35 contact hour training cost
- Books and other training material cost
So, instead of answering the question with a single number, I tried to give possible cost components for the PMP Certification with and without PMI membership.
|Cost Component||With PMI Membership||Without PMI Membership||Remarks|
|TOTAL||USD 919.00||USD 990.00|
|PMI Annual Membership Fee||USD 129.00||0||Your PMP exam fee discount is more than the membership fee|
|One time fee for new members||USD 10.00||0|
|PMP Exam Fee||USD 405.00||USD 555.00||Huge discount for MPI members!|
|PMBOK Guide||0||USD 60.00||You get free electronic copy of the PMBOK Guide with your membership|
|35 Contact Hour Training||USD 200.00||USD 200.00||You can get good 35 contact hour trainings from R.E.Ps online for about USD 200.00|
|Additional PMP Preparation Book||USD 75.00||USD 75.00||This cost may vary. I have given an approximate cost here|
|One Exam Simulation Software||USD 100.00||USD 100.00||A Good simulator will cost about 100 bucks|
Note: You can maintain and renew your PMI membership and PMP credentials independent of the other. You don’t need to be a PMI member to become a PMP and vice-a-verse. Of course there will be cost difference based on your membership status as mentioned in the table above.
Other than the generic cost mentioned in the table above there could be other costs based on your situation. These are not common. Hence I have mentioned them separately.
Travel and Accommodation Cost:
If your prometric examination center is not in the same city where you live, you may incur additional travel and accommodation costs. That will vary from person to person.
PMP Exam Rescheduling Cost:
- If you Cancel or re-schedule your exam 31 or more days from the exam date there is NO fee.
- If you cancel or re-schedule your exam within 30 days to 3 days prior to the exam there will be a USD 70.00 fee charged.
- If you cancel the exam within 2 days of the exam you forfeit entire exam fee. In this case there is no option to re schedule the exam.
PMP Re Examination Fee:
God forbid, if you fail in the PMP exam, you still have two more attempts to take the exam and pass it within one year of the eligibility period.
The re-examination fee is as follows:
- USD 275.00 for PMI members.
- USD 375.00 for non PMI members.