Category: Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam using A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)

What to Write on Your PMP® Exam Application for the PMP® Certification Exam

Mission Depositphotos 2688186 xsWe often receive a question similar to the following from Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Applicants who are in the process of filling in their application form:

Question: Do you have an example of project write ups on Project Management Institute (PMI)® application -- best in class examples of how to summarize your projects -- I have drafted mine and would like to evaluate my application against best in class for structure, etc.

Answer: The answer is "No, we don't have any examples". This is because we don't collect them, but even if we had any, we would not share them. Each PMP® application should be written specifically based on the individual experience by the applicant. Every project is different and the summary should not be just a "boilerplate" statement.

We do, however, have a small example for you in our experience verification worksheet. Click on this link here to open up the XLS document: - There isn't much here, but it's a start.

We also have a tip: When writing the summary go ahead and use as much "PMI® language" as is appropriate. So if you have created a project plan as part of your work, then call it by the official name in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), even if your company calls it a "Project Base Document". Use PMI® terminology to make it easier for the reviewers to understand.

Watch this video to help you fill out your application form efficiently:

Training for Project Management Professional (PMP)®, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®, and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®

Want To Master The Skills You Need To Ace The PMP® Exam?
Get Immediate Access To A Vault Of Free Training Resources, Concept Lessons, Exam Tips, eBooks & Worksheets
We Respect Your Privacy

March 19, 2019

Free PMP Coaching Webinar

In this completely free PMP Training Webinar, Coach Dan Ryan will demonstrate strategies and techniques that you will not find anywhere else which will be of great assistance to you in passing the PMP exam.