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TOPIC: PMP - Prepcast 35 Contact Hours - 2 week exam delay

PMP - Prepcast 35 Contact Hours - 2 week exam delay 4 years 5 months ago #14394

  • Mark Shoemaker
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I am in the process of working through the prepcast lessons to finalize my PMP application requirements. I have 7 years of PM experience so I am only waiting on the contact hour requirement to be satisfied in order for my test registration to be complete.

Per other posts on this forum, it seems that you recommend waiting to apply for the exam until after the 35 hour certificate is completed.

I also learned unfortunately there is a restriction in place that keeps me from earning the 35 hour certificate in less than 14 days.

I have the ability to complete 35 hours of the prepcast lessons within 5 days. Is there a way for me to receive access to the exam prior to 14 days. I really would like to complete my application process sooner than later without waiting for an artificial deadline to complete.

Is there anything that can be done?

Your help is appreciated.


PMP - Prepcast 35 Contact Hours - 2 week exam delay 4 years 5 months ago #14409

  • Kevin Nason
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Mark - I was in the same situation you were about 2.5 years ago, and I had to wait it out, as I was anxious to get the application in and done. With that being said use this waiting time wisely reviewing the other areas of your application, which is what I did and than create a study plan.
Once your application is in fact submitted, you still have to wait between 5 - 10 business days for a response.

Good Luck Mark!

PMP - Prepcast 35 Contact Hours - 2 week exam delay 4 years 5 months ago #14410

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Mark - Kevin is spot on, the rules are there to help you absorb this important infromation. So use this time to get an advanced study plan together that matches your learning style. Best Wishes. Jfw
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