Is it possible to pay the exam fee at PMI today (or next days), then start self study (via PMP prepcast) and later on (some months) take the exam?
I am asking, because my company does offer me to pay for the self study material and the exam in case the invoice is from July. If the invoice is from a later date I would need to pay by myself.
according to the PMP handbook:
- you can do the payment only after you submit your application and the application is reviewed by PMI. the review SLA is 5 days (but usually it is only 1 or 2 days).
- once your payment is completed. you can proceed with scheuling the exam unless you got audited. audit process SLA is 90 days (but usually takes 1 to 2 weeks)
- the examination eligibility period is 1 Year. during this year you can schedule up to 3 exams.
After your PMP application has been approved by PMI you have 1 year to take the exam. So there is enough time.
However... you can ONLY submit your application if you fulfill ALL the requirements that are outlined in the PMP Handbook on page 6. For example: If you do not yet have 35 contact hours of training, then you cannot submit the application. PMI will not accept your application if anything is missing.
Until Next Time,
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM
President, OSP International LLC
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