Prepare for the PMP exam and gain project management knowledge with focused online courses.
Are you ready to take the next step in your career as a project manager? If so, you could benefit from an online project management certification prep course at University of Maryland Global Campus, a leader in online education for working adults. Thanks to an alliance with CertWise, a project management education leader, UMGC is proud to offer high-quality certification courses and learning resources, such as exam prep, to help you achieve your Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
Choose UMGC for your PMP certification prep. We are dedicated to helping project management professionals like you advance their careers and build project management experience, knowledge, and skills. Our convenient, instructor-led online course is designed to prepare you for your PMP certification exam.
UMGC offers the CertWise Learning System for PMP Exam Preparation course. Another PMP-related online course, the Essentials of Project Management, is coming soon.
Why You Should Earn Your PMP Certification
The PMP is a high-profile project management certification offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). The need for employees with project management experience continues to grow—especially employees who have earned their certification. Employers will need nearly 88 million individuals in project management-oriented roles annually by 2027.* Project managers with a PMP certification also earn a median salary 32 percent higher than their non-certified counterparts.**
This certification can also increase the number project manager jobs available to you. Companies all over the world seek PMP-certified managers—some organizations only want applicants who have passed the PMP exam. Businesses have set this standard because they know employees with this PMP world-renowned certification will bring a wealth of project management knowledge to their job.
The demand for project managers has never been higher, making it an ideal time to earn your PMP certification.
* Source: PMI | “Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017–2027” | 2017
** Source: PMI | “Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey—Thirteenth Edition” | 2023
Why Take UMGC's PMP Prep Course?
Earning the PMP certification demonstrates to employers and stakeholders that you have gained deep knowledge in the project management field, are capable of leading projects for any organization in any industry, and possess the job-ready project management skills to drive results.
UMGC's online project management exam prep course offers
- Complete preparation for the current PMP exam
- 35 contact hours of formal project management education—a PMP certification requirement
- High-quality project management course materials
- Continuous updates to remain current and project management industry relevant
This exam prep course is aligned with the current version of PMI's flagship publication, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).
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How to Get Started
Need help starting the PMP certification prep course? Follow the steps below to register for the online PMP certification preparation course and take the PMP exam.
Before you register for the UMGC course, determine if you meet PMP certification requirements.
You either must have completed a four-year degree at a college or university, have 36 months of experience leading projects within the past eight years or have 35 hours of project management education/training or a CAPM certification to be eligible to take the PMP certification exam.
Alternatively, you could be eligible for the PMP certification exam if
- You’ve earned a high school or secondary school diploma
- You have 60 months of experience leading projects within the past eight years
- You have 35 hours of project management experience/training or CAPM certification
You can apply for CAPM certification if you don’t currently meet the PMP certification eligibility requirements.
Be sure to review the eligibility requirements in full detail on the PMI website.
If you've determined that you meet PMP certification requirements/eligibility, follow the steps below to register for the online PMP certification preparation course and take the PMP exam.
The full payment of $1,595 is due upon registration. You are NOT officially registered for the course until full payment has been received.
In order to pay your bill, please visit the Certwise PMP Prep Course webpage on our Workforce Forward platform. Then, add the course to your cart, create an account, and submit payment.
* Federal Financial Aid, USM Tuition Benefits and partial payment plans are not available for this course.
** If you are a military servicemember, please check with your Education Services Officer (ESO) to find out if this course can be covered by Tuition Assistance under current military rules and regulations.
Jeremy Garber UMGC CertWise PMP Student, Spring 2023
Interested in a Project Management Graduate Program?
Get a head start on a project management graduate degree or certificate! If you achieve your PMP certification, you may be able to earn credit for (3 Credits, PMAN 634), a graduate-level course in our master's degree specialization in project management and graduate certificate in project management.