PMP Application Frequently Asked Questions & Answers (FAQ)
Here are our answers to the most frequently asked questions about the PMP Application and the output generated by the FastPM PMP Application Help Wizard. Unlike advice from PMP Exam Prep Instructors or the Internet, these answers are based on many years of experience fixing rejected PMP applications. We know what works and what doesn’t.
From this page, you can read the FAQ below or go to the FastPM™ Application Wizard and enter your information for a new project.
Click on a Question to view the Answer.
Q: How many projects should I include in my PMP application?
Q: Should I add all my short projects to my PMP application?
Q: Can I include volunteer / charitable / student / side-hustle projects in my PMP application?
Q: Is it best to use only my most recent projects in my PMP application?About the wording that was created…
Q: Why do so many people have trouble getting their PMP application approved when it looks easy?
Q: The wording for my projects looks overly simplified and generic. Should I add more detail to my application?
Q: Does the wording of my project title (or other parts of the PMP application) really matter?
Q: Should I delete the IN:, PL: categories / add blank lines or formatting / add a section called Outcome: or Role:, etc.?
Q: Should my PMP application include the <bad advice goes here> that my PMP exam prep instructor recommended?About the Project Description…
Q: Some of the wording in the project description seems awkward or arrogant. Should I change it?About the Project Contact Person…
Q: Who should I use as my project contact on my PMP application? Can I use a co-worker?Other questions…
Q: How can I avoid having my PMP application audited or rejected?
Q: What should I do if my project contact is unreachable?
Q: Will becoming a PMI member help my PMP application get accepted?
Q: Do FPMcertify.com and the FastPM™ tools follow the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Practice?
If you have a question that isn’t answered here, please email it to [email protected].
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