In 1999, PMP exam has become the first certification examination that acquired the ISO9001 International Quality Approval. Hereafter, it has become one of the most authoritative certification exams in the world. Then, how much should we spend to take this exam? Is there any hidden consumption?
This answer is that all the expenses of PMP certification exam are clear. There are not any hidden charges. We submit the registration fee to the PMI, Project Management Institute official website. As for the fee for re-certification, we also hand in to the PMI official website. Therefore, any misappropriate paying behaviors will not happen. Then, let us have a look at the detailed expense of taking part in PMI PMP exam in 2021.
We hand in the PMP exam fee through online approach. In general, the applicants should not submit the fee until we sign up in both English and Chinese. The invoice is issued by the China International Talent Exchange Foundation. At present, the PMP exam fee is around 605USD. Since March, 2018, PMI has made adjustment on the PMP exam fee in the mainland of China. Therefore, the current standard is as follows: The PMP exam fee for the first time is about 605USD. The exam fee for the second time if you fail to pass the exam first time is about 388USD. Since March, 2018, the exam fee set according to the standard of the PMI membership in the mainland of China has been canceled.
Training cost, in general, is also included in the PMP exam fee due to the speciality of PMP exam. Applicants should provide 35 PDUs. Usually, the professional PMP training institutions like SPOTO will provide the proof for students. There is not a unified criterion of the PMP training cost. Different certification centers charge different training fees, ranging from 310USD to 465USD.
The Fee for Re-certification（pmp renewal fees）
Since the date you have participated in the exam, you are required to get at least 60 PDUs within every three years. At the same time, you need to pay 150USD to PMI as the maintenance fee for your PMP quality. After finishing these two steps, you will receive a new certification from PMI in 6 or 8 weeks.
PMP attaches a great importance to improving the abilities of project management. Thus, apart from the value the certificate contains, the learning content of PMI PMP certification includes the five major process groups and ten major knowledge domains of project management, involving all the knowledge of tools, technologies, and models at all project stages. It can be said that the first function of PMP certification is to help learners improve current working efficiency and project management skills. The project management professionals who have learned the scientific knowledge structure of PMBOK, the PMP textbook can effectively enhance their project management skills and performance, which can contribute to the increase of salary and job promotion as well as the development of enterprises. The value of PMP certification is self-evident. If you are looking for reliable PMP certification training online, SPOTO can be a nice option.