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TOPIC: At what stage PMI asks for Certificate for 35 contact hours/ PDU

At what stage PMI asks for Certificate for 35 contact hours/ PDU 1 year 2 months ago #14372

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Hi,
I submitted the PMP application yesterday. It only asked for details of PMP education I have taken. I was assuming it would also have a field to upload the certificate for 35 contact hours/ PDU as a proof.
Please let me know at what stage do we have to submit it to PMI.
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Saloni

At what stage PMI asks for Certificate for 35 contact hours/ PDU 1 year 2 months ago #14376

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You are correct. There is a screen in the application process where you upload your certificate proving you completed the 35 hours. Not sure how you were able to complete and submit the application without entering that requirement.

At what stage PMI asks for Certificate for 35 contact hours/ PDU 1 year 2 months ago #14377

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Oh! This is interesting.

So far my understanding was that you do NOT have to include/upload the actual Contact Hours Certificate in your application. You simply had to fill in information about how, where and when you received the contact hours. The certificate itself would only be requested during an audit.

Are there any students here who have recently filled in their online application who can set us straight on this? Can you tell us if you a) had to upload/attach the certificate to your application or if you b) only had to provide info about the contact hours but you don't have to actually upload/attach the certificate itself?

Thank you!
Until Next Time,
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM
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[email protected] 1 year 2 months ago #14378

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Hi Cornelius!
Hope you are doing great. I just had a chat with PMI customer support team member. She said, 'You will only need to submit your certificate in the event of an audit.'.
So, I think I am good in terms of the application submission step :)
Best Regards,
Saloni

At what stage PMI asks for Certificate for 35 contact hours/ PDU 1 year 2 months ago #14385

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So where do I have to go and have 35 contact hours and have the certificate?

At what stage PMI asks for Certificate for 35 contact hours/ PDU 1 year 2 months ago #14389

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Kennedy,

You are a student of The PM PrepCast, right? In this case, you will be able to receive your certificate as follows:
- Watch The PM PrepCast lessons
- Exactly two weeks / 14 days after you purchased the course, you will be able to take The Final Exam (in module 90)
- Once you pass the Final Exam you will receive your certificate (both on -screen and via email)
Until Next Time,
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM
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