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to members with proven expertise and experience in project management. PMP certification has grown in prominence over the last decade and has become a sought-after credential, according to the association. There are many benefits from obtaining PMP certification.
The average compensation for project management practitioners for U.S. practitioners is $101,505, according to the PMI Project Management Salary Survey-Fourth Edition. Managers who hold the PMP certification also often make more money than non-certified counterparts, according to the Project Management Institute.
PMI's PMP certification program maintains ISO 9001 and 17024 accreditation. This internationally recognized accreditation is recognized by the global business community and often leads to better career opportunities to someone who is PMP certified.
The PMP certification enhances professional marketability. Future employers will often give an edge to individuals with a PMP certification because of the reduced risk the certification affords the employers. The PMP certification also helps to bolster resumes by legitimatizing the included experiences.
Individuals must undergo rigorous preparation to obtain PMP certification. This process includes significant hours of coursework and study to qualify for and pass the PMP exam. Project managers often experience improved skills and knowledge while preparing to sit for the PMP exam based on the hours of coursework and study.
The PMP certification offers validation for professional accomplishments. PMI certifies that an individual has achieved the necessary years of experience and knowledge in order to be granted PMP status.
Source: Project Management Institute