How to fix the ‘Requirements Not Met’ PMI-ACP Error Message on pmi.org

How to fix the ‘Requirements Not Met’ PMI-ACP Error Message on pmi.org

Did you notice that the PMI-ACP application on PMI.org changed last year but they don’t provide any guidance on how to fill out the new PMI-ACP application? Even the link to the PMI-ACP handbook that PMI provides in the online PMI-ACP application is broken, presumably because the old handbook was never updated to explain that PMI no longer requires you to report hours in the […]

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The 10 Steps to get your PMP Certification

The 10 Steps to get your PMP Certification

Here is what you need to know for getting your PMP application certification quickly: 1. Submit a PMP application on certification.pmi.org to have your PM experience and education approved. Be very careful to avoid…

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How to pass (or avoid) a PMP application audit

How to pass (or avoid) a PMP application audit

There are lots of very subtle things in a PMP application that can cause the PMI reviewer to arbitrarily decide the application doesn’t meet their requirements. PMI obviously won’t tell you what these things are, but the most common concern I see is wording that makes the PMI reviewer arbitrarily decide the project should be classified as non-qualifying “operations” rather than a qualifying professional project.

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Free Working Demo of Part of the FastPMP Wizard™

Free Working Demo of Part of the FastPMP Wizard™

Here is a working demo to show you a small part of FastPMP Wizard™. Try it for free to estimate the number of months to claim on your PMP application for one of your projects. The full FastPMP Wizard™ will help you with much more including all the other fields in the PMP application that can cause problems with getting your PMP application approved.

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How to avoid short projects on your PMP application

How to avoid short projects on your PMP application

According to PMI’s PMP handbook, you should list your projects individually. The problem is, most applications I’ve seen that have more than 7 projects were rejected. So what’s going on here? To answer that question, you need to understand that the application approval process is actually very subjective…

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How to Handle being Self-Employed on the PMP Application

How to Handle being Self-Employed on the PMP Application

If you are a self-employed project manager (PM), it can be harder to get your PMP approved for two main reasons: 1) Self-employed PMs tend to have many short projects that they’ve done for a large number of clients, and 2) You don’t have a manager to put down as a project contact (someone who can verify your project experience). To fix this, read my post on why short projects are a problem for the PMP application and what to do about it…

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How to calculate months and hours for the PMP application

How to calculate months and hours for the PMP application

Update: The new PMP application no longer requires you to list your hours on the application, although you still need to report the number of months for each project on your application. You can calculate your estimated months and hours using the manual process below or our free online FastPMP Non-overlapping Months Calculator. Using this tool is fast and free and you will also get warnings and tips based on the information you enter so you can avoid problems with your PMP application. But if you really want to manually calculate your hours for the PMP application, you should…

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Video: Stop worrying & make your PMP application easier

Video: Stop worrying & make your PMP application easier

Do you want to make your PMP application simpler and easier? Many people worry their PMP application will be a big hassle because of all the people who get rejected. It doesn’t matter if you have a lot of senior project management experience or if you are just getting started. Unless you know how to word your projects using PMI’s PMBOK-speak, your PMP application might be one of the many that get rejected, fail in the audit stage, or require numerous resubmissions.

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