Certification exams are co-ordinated by the PMI centrally. They are available online on a daily basis at two locations in the UK and at locations in many other countries. To apply to sit the Certification exam, please either download the application form from the web site, or complete the online application. Full details are available on the PMI website, a good starting point being the Certification page, this includes some example questions. Whichever way you apply, your application should be received at the PMI well before the date you wish to take the exam.
Additionally, examinations are also available at other locations across the UK, on specific dates throughout the year. The difference being that instead of contacting Prometric to arrange your examination date - contact PMI directly to register for the examination. You can now do this at the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Service Centre.
(Phone: +32-2-743 15 73, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Whatever your choice, it costs much less if you are a member. If you have any further questions, please contact our Director of Professional Development.
Since 1984 PMI has been dedicated to developing and maintaining a rigorous, examination-based, professional certification program to advance the project management profession and to recognize the achievements of individuals in project management.
PMI's Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification is the world's most recognised professional credential for individuals associated with project management and at the end of 2003 there were 75,000 PMPs worldwide. PMI's Associate certification, the CAPM, is for those active in project management who have demonstrated fundamental project management knowledge and experience.
In 1999, PMI became the first organization in the world to have its Certification Program attain International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 9001 recognition.
As regards training courses, there is a global programme administered centrally within PMI HQ (in the US), for consistency. This is titled "PMI Registered Education Provider Program" (REP).
The R.E.P. Program is designed to enhance the ongoing professional development of PMI Members, Project Management Professionals (PMPs), and other project management stakeholders through participation in various learning experiences and activities related to the field of project management. Examples of Registered Education Providers may include PMI Chapters and Specific Interest Groups (SIGs), consultants, schools, corporate training centers, government agencies, professional associations, and any other providers of education related to project management.
There are UK providers registered to provide the training, but the UK Chapter itself does not have a local UK based certification.
http://sparky.occe.ou.edu/pmi/pmisearch.cfm hosts a searchable database of courses. To list courses from this database click the 'UK Courses' button below. You will then be given a list of all the UK Courses held on this database. For more information about a particular course, please click on the event title.