|A||Each of the PMI certifications are obtained by successfully passing an examination based largely on the PMBOK Guide. Individuals must meet certain education and experience requirements before being approved to sit for the exam. Upon approval, the applicant must pay the certification fee.
Candidates may apply by completing and submitting via postal mail only a PMP paper application or a CAPM paper application. Candidates may also apply on-line at www.pmi.org for the PMP and CAPM credentials for faster processing.
Once your application has been processed, if eligible, you will receive an eligibility letter containing detailed scheduling instructions to take the PMP or CAPM examinations.
Test candidates have 1 year from the date their application is approved and processed to take the exam. Candidates may take the exam once within each eligibility period. The candidate’s eligibility expiration date is printed on the 1st page of the eligibility letter the candidate receives if their application is approved.
If eligibility to take the CAPM examination has not expired, candidates who applied for, but did not take the CAPM examination, may request cancellation of their CAPM application and submit a PMP application instead. The candidate must pay the full certification fee for the PMP examination, and a processing fee of $100.00 will apply.
More details on the certification process can be found at thePMI website under Professional Development & Careers.