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Unfortunately, the PMP application requires you to submit experience from the past eight years so work that you did in 2003-2007 would not fall within that time period. Would you have enough hours in the 2011-2019 time period to apply?
BTW, education hours don't have a time limit.
Check the PMI Handbook: https://www.pmi.org/-/media/pmi/documents/...02-55acd5f6aa77
On page 6 it delineates two possibilities -- one with less than a Bachelor's degree and the other with a Bachelor's degree or greater. The experience needs to either cover 7500 hours within 5 years or 4500 hours within 3 years.
I believe the experience must be dated back from the application submittal date (need to verify that). As long as it is project experience, it does not matter what the occupation is.
You may want to start with the CAPM certification since it has less requirements.
Thanks for the response. And I don't think I would have enough project hours between 11 and 19 either. But just curious, how do you go about rounding up project experience?
Thanks for the comment. I would be working with the 4500 hrs. And I've considered the CAPM but last time I checked that cert only lasts for five yrs. I'm ok with waiting until I having enough project hours for the PMP.
Can you clarify what you mean by "rounding up project experience"?
Determining time spent is often a function of the start/end dates and the time you spent during that elapsed time. If audited, this can be substantiated based on feedback from the reference you provided for a given project and/or timesheets.
A standard work year is 2000 hours (50w * 40hrs) and a typical full time employee dedicated to a project works about 1600 hours (80%) of their time on it when you consider vacations, non-project meetings, training, etc.
If you were a full time PM, the 1600/yr would be a good ROM. If you worked part of your time as a PM and part supporting other things, you could develop a rough percentage of time for how much of that was you PM role.
Sorry, I meant to say project "hours". However, It looks like Keith did a good job explain this in his response.
A common rule of tumb is the 40-20-40 rule. 20 is for construction of the solution. The others for previous and post construction phases.
The CAPM is good choice for professionals that dont meet the PM hours criteria. Its a great firstep in a career in PM
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