pmp certification cost in india

PMP Certification Cost in India for 2021

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification is the most widely recognized project management credential in the world. For instance, The PMP® Certification now includes predictive, agile, and hybrid approaches. It involves demonstrating project leadership experience and expertise in any mode of operation. As a result, it also helps firms locate the people they need to work smarter and perform better. It boosts project leaders’ careers across industries. PMP certification cost in India totally depends on the candidate’s membership status with PMI.

The purpose of this article is to provide comprehensive information about the costs associated with PMP Certification Examination. The cost associated with the PMP Certification Examination includes Exam Fees, Training & Preparation Fees. The first type of cost i.e., the exam fee is a fixed cost and is the same across the globe. This cost has been decided by the PMI. The second type of cost i.e., the training & preparation fee varies with country, training institute, and the study material. So let’s look at all components of PMP certification cost in India one by one.

How Much Does PMP Certification Cost In India

The PMP Certification Fee depends on the candidate’s membership status with PMI. The following table determines the certification fee. The PMI membership rate, mentioned in the table above, will be applicable only if the candidate is a member of PMI in good standing. Good Standing here means that a candidate is a paid member of PMI and at the time of submitting payment for the certification. For example, The candidate has to pay INR 23459 for certification if he/she is a member of PMI for both Centre-Based Testing (CBT) and Online Testing (OPT). However, he/she has to pay INR 42863 if he/she is not a member of PMI for both Centre-based Testing (CBT) and Online Testing (OPT).

Moreover, the re-examination fee for a member candidate is INR 15929 for both Centre-Based Testing (CBT) and Online Testing (OPT). However, the re-examination for a non-member candidate is INR 28961 for both Centre-Based Testing (CBT) and Online Testing (OPT). The Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Renewal fee for a member candidate is INR 3457. It is INR 11585 for a non-member candidate.

Exam Administration TypePMI Member StatusINRUSDEurosBRLAEDSGD
CountryIndiaUSEuropeBrazilUAESingapore
Centre-Based Testing (CBT)Member2345940534019671488551
Online Testing (OPT)Member2345940534019671488551
Centre-based Testing (CBT)Non-member4286355546533702039751
Online Testing (OPT)Non-member4286355546533702039751
Re-Examination CBT/OPTMember1592927523016701010374
Re-Examination CBT/OPTNon-member2896137531522771376510
PMP Examination Fee

There are a few cases that need to keep in mind while submitting an application for certification:

  • The candidate should ensure that he/she receives the confirmation of PMI’s membership before applying for the certification if he/she applies for membership right before the certification.
  • The candidate will be charged the non-member rate if his/her membership has not been completely processed before paying for the certification.
  • The candidate will not get a refund if PMI membership is obtained after submitting the payment for the certification.

Also, Read Is PMP Certification Worth It In 2021?

PMP Training and Preparation Cost

The PMP aspirants must meet certain educational and professional experience requirements to be eligible for the PMP certification. One of these criteria is that the candidate should have undergone 35 contact hours of formal project management training. The course hours may include content on project quality, project scope, project schedule, project budget, project communications, project risk, project procurement, project cost, project resources, project stakeholder, and project integration management. The candidate can satisfy the education requirements by demonstrating the successful completion of courses, workshops, and training sessions offered by one or more of the following types of education providers:

  • PMI Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s)
  • PMI Authorized Training Partners (ATPs)
  • PMI chapters *
  • Employer/company-sponsored programs
  • Training companies or consultants (e.g., training schools)
  • Distance-learning companies, including an end-of-course assessment
  • University/college academic and continuing education programs

The 35 Contact Hours training/workshop cost depends on whether the candidate opts for classroom, online (virtual) or on-demand (self-paced) training. It also depends on his/her country of residence. The table below shows a range of training costs per different modalities based on country of residence.

CountryCurrencyOffline (Classroom)Online (Virtual)On-Demand (Self-paced)
IndiaINR12000 – 3000010000 – 240005000 – 12000
USAUSD999 – 2999799 – 899499 – 599
SingaporeSGD1750 – 1850875 – 1075275 – 425
EuropeEURO1500 – 1700650 – 750250 – 350
DubaiAED2500 -27002500 – 2600900 – 1000
PMP Training Cost In India & Other Countries

Techcanvass takes a holistic approach for the PMP Preparatory Course. The PMP aspirants can visit us on Online PMP Certification Training Course to know the details of our PMP Training Course. 

Practice Tests

There is a lot of practice/mock tests available on the web for free; few of these meet the rigor of the actual PMP Exam. It takes a lot of effort and experience to search and understand to filter out the best free mock tests. Techcanvass’ LMS has over 1500 quality PMP mock tests which give the all-around experience of taking the PMP exam. Apart from these mock tests, Techcanvass also provides flashcards and crosswords to the participants to prepare for the PMP Exam. Some of the good mock test simulators cost between USD50 and USD300.

PMBOK Guide And Other Resources

The PMBOK Guide 6th Edition and Agile Practice Guide are primary reference books for PMP Exam preparation. PMI members can download the soft copy of these books for free. Besides PMBOK Guide and Agile Practice Guide, PMI members can also download several Practice Guides and Standards for free. The details are available on Standards & Publications at Project Management Institute. This is the most important benefit of becoming a member of PMI.

The original price of PMBOK Guide 6th Edition was USD99. However, this price has changed a lot since its first release. At the time of writing this article, the price of PMBOK Guide 6th edition on Amazon is less than USD20. The price of the Agile Practice Guide, at the time of writing this article, is less than USD30.

There are many exam preparation books available in the market. The list of PMI recommended books is available on PMP Exam Reference List. These books will cost anywhere between USD25 and USD100.

Conclusion

It is apparent from the content provided above that the average PMP certification cost in India varies from country to country. The most important and variable factor in certification cost is the fee associated with undergoing 35 Contact Hours Training. It varies from country to country, training institutes to training institutes, and mode of training (Offline, Online, On-Demand). It is prudent for the PMP aspirants to check their requirements before investing a lot of money in PMP Preparation.

Janakiram SD

Janakiram is a PMI-ATP-PMP Instructor from Techcanvass Academy with over 15+ years of experience in the Software Industry including roles such as Project Manager, Engineering Manager, Development Manager and Delivery Manager. He has end to end experience in successfully delivering projects on both Predictive and Adaptive (Agile) approaches. Started his career as a Microsoft Stack Developer and has developed solutions encompassing various technologies like Web applications, Windows applications, Database design and development, Cloud based development. He is certified on PMP (PMI), CSM (Scrum Alliance), MCSD (Microsoft)

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