Can an undergraduate take part in project management certification?

by Sammy Zoe
(Lagos)

I am an undergraduate in 400 level mechanical engineering and I would like to take a project management certification exam. An advice will do a lot. Thank you.

project-management-mentor's response:

If we are talking about PMP certification, as an undergraduate you would have to meet higher experience requirements (minimum of five years or 60 months of project management experience, during which at least 7,500 hours were spent leading and directing the project).

When you graduate, only three years or 36 months of experience will be required, with at least 4,500 hours spent leading and directing the project.

For most students these experience requirement are still too high as they didn't really have a chance to gather so much experience, so in that case I would recommend you to look at the CAPM certificate.

Here is a link to more information about PMP eligibility requirements.

And here is more information about CAPM from PMI website. I know, I know, I need to write an article about CAPM too... ;-)

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Apr 24, 2018
qualying for the PMP NEW
by: Ruth

A 4-year degree is usually equal to 40 courses or 120 credits of college/university. I have a college diploma, a college project management certificate and two other college relevant certificate in business. Can I add the credits altogether to see if they equal 120 credits or 40 courses to qualify for the education requirement of 4,500 hours?

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