Yikes! Those contact hours that PMI demands before you can even apply for your PMP exam cause a lot of confusion. First, there's a lot of them! You need to rack up 35.
Second, what does 'contact hour' even mean? Many students opt for online project management education these days and don't have any face-to-face 'contact' with their tutors. Then you have to work out whether your course counts as 'formal' education, which training company to choose and that's before you've even started to work out how to record it all in a way that meets the PMI standards…
Did that confuse you more?
Don't worry! We will tell you everything you need to know about the contact hours requirement for the PMP exam. We'll debunk some myths, define it all clearly and give you the tools you need to complete your application confidently.
Moderators: Yolanda Mabutas, Ahmed Amin, Scott Gillard, Mary Kathrine Padua, ERIC BARTLETT, Gail Freedman, Kevin Nason, Steven Mudrinich, PMP, Mark Wuenscher, PMP, John Wolverton, Tracy Shagnea, PMP, Jada Garrett
This interview with Simona Fallavollita (LinkedIn Profile) was recorded at the magnificient Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Conference 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. We discuss the how, what, why and when of the changes that are coming to the PMP exam.