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TOPIC: What counts as hours towards Project Management?

What counts as hours towards Project Management? 5 years 3 months ago #14438

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While I have a 4-year degree, I am unsure if my program management hours (past 3 years totaling 6,240 hours) would count towards the project management hours required to get the PMP certification. I have been a program manager for a non-profit in Nashville, TN.

Does anyone know the answer to this? If this position does not count towards hours required, can someone point me in a general direction as to how I can get on the Project Management pathway?

What counts as hours towards Project Management? 5 years 3 months ago #14443

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The PMP hours can be anything where you lead or managed a project, and where the term 'project' is consistent with the PMI. As we know, a Program Manager may or may not manage a specific and individual project. The point here is that if you can adequately prove, and have someone verify it, that you actually lead, managed, or was part of a project and your actions are consistent with the definition of a project, those hours should be accepted.
As always, if you have deep concern, I would recommend you call the PMI and and get clarification.
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