PMP, or Project Management Professional certification, is the best choice for any project manager to boost their career at any organization. If you’re planning PMP certification, we recommend signing up for PMP certification training at a coaching center like Team Academy. Our PMP certification training program is one of the best in Qatar.
The examination is online; hence you will receive the result as you submit your exam. The most common question most candidates ask is what to expect after passing the PMP exam. You are not alone; almost every candidate has the same thought after clearing the PMP exam. In this article, we are going to discuss what can be the next best move for you after clearing the PMP examination.
How do you get the result?
The PMP certification exam is for 4 hours. Once you submit the answers or the 4 hours are up, a short survey asks about your experience with the online exam. PMP uses this survey to improve the exam experience for the candidates. To see the result, you must complete and submit the survey.
Your PMP certification training will pay off, and you will pass the exam with excellent grades. You will get a congratulatory message on the computer screen validating that you have successfully cleared the exam.
The certification confirmations
You must save the certification confirmation that you will receive as an email. Every passing candidate receives a confirmation email from the Project Management Institute (PMI) confirming that the candidate has successfully passed the exam. The email is important because it has all the information regarding accessing the certification details and digital badge. Careful read the instructions and save the details for later reference.
Apart from an email from PMP, you will also receive a physical copy of your PMP certificate within a few weeks of successfully passing the exam. It will prove that you can use it outside the digital realm, such as putting it on your desk or displaying it at the workplace. These resources will act as a validation of your successful qualifying for the examination.
Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR)
The most crucial step after earning your PMP certification is participating in Continuing Certification Requirements or CCR. PMI created a program to ensure that all candidates holding the certificate continuously improve their knowledge and that their professional skillset is updated.
To keep the validity of your certification, you have to participate in CCR activities that will earn you Professional Development Units (PDUs) for activities like attending training programs, seminars, or webinars related to project management. We encourage our candidates that they must participate in CCR for several reasons:
• It keeps your learning growing even after successfully earning the PMP certification.
• It provides guidance for developing areas where there might be a need for improvement. Even after making the PMP certification, you might need additional skills to improve your competence.
• There is an opportunity for individualized learning that is important for every project manager.
• Participating in CCR activities allows you to document your professional development by keeping track of PDUs.
• Ensure you have the skillset and knowledge that truly justifies the value of your PMI® certifications.
One thing to notice about the CCR program is that it is meant to be adaptable. As every project manager will have their demands and objectives, the CCR program gives you a broad selection of activities. This allows you to decide the growth route you want to take.
Know when to renew
PMP certification is not valid for a lifetime. You have to renew your certificate every three years. It is essential too. PMI ensures that the value of its certifications like the PMP®, PgMP®, PfMP®, PMI-PBA®, PMI-ACP®, PMI-RMP®, PMI-SP®, and CAPM® is relevant as per the industry requirements. To achieve this goal, PMI asks managers to renew their certifications by retaking exams, ensuring that they are skilled for the present requirements. For the Discipline Agile certifications, the renewal cycle is one year. If you miss the deadline, you will no longer be a certified professional.
Remember that earning the PMP certification is just the beginning of your project management journey. Every project manager should have a learner’s mindset and embrace the opportunities that come with your certification. Your focus should be continuous growth and improvement in your professional practice.
Team Academy is a PMP certification training provider offering courses for aspiring project managers. Our Project Management Professional Exam Training in Doha, Qatar, is a popular course, and we have helped hundreds of candidates pass the exam. With a 100% success rate, Team Academy is proud to have industry veterans as instructors, assisting students in preparing for the PMP exams.