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Educational Opportunities and PMP®/CAPM® Certification Prep Course


  1. Which topics are being covered in upcoming events?

    A. Please see the Events Calendar for details about upcoming events. We review ideas for courses throughout the year and welcome your suggestions. If you have ideas for specific courses and/or speakers, please send an email to PMI-MN Chapter Administrator with the subject line “Course/Speaker Idea. Your ideas will be forwarded to our planning teams. You can also contact committee members directly with ideas.

  2. Does PMI-MN offer exam preparation classes for PMP® certification? If so, when?

    A. Yes! We typically offer courses three times a year: an eight-week evening course in the winter, spring and summer and a three-day intensive course in the fall as part of the annual Professional Development Days. Dates, times, and locations for upcoming PMP®/ CAPM® Certification Prep Courses can be found on our Events Calendar. Please contact the office with additional questions at PMI-MN Chapter Administrator.

  3. Does PMI offer project management classes?

    A. Yes. We offer seminars, webinars, speakers, workshops, PMP®/ CAPM® Certification Prep Courses, and other educational opportunities in the project management field for members and non-members on a monthly basis. See our Events Calendar for upcoming opportunities.
    Also, consider joining us for the annual Professional Development Days (PDD), a 4-day conference held each September which includes one-day and two-day courses and a final Symposium Day showcasing several speakers presenting on current project management and business topics.

  4. Do PMI-MN events offer PDUs to maintain my PMP® Certification or contact hours to apply for the PMP® Exam?

    A. Yes. Members and non-members can attend PMI-MN events for PDUs and contact hours needed to maintain certification or apply for certification. Available PDUs/contact hours are indicated in the event descriptions found on the Events Calendar.

  5. How much does the PMP® Certification Exam cost?

    A. Please see www.pmi.org for the most up-to-date information about Exam costs and prerequisites. If you are in job transition, your state employment counselor may approve funds from the Dislocated Worker or WIA programs to cover your PMP® Exam fee.

  6. Is there a charge for taking the PMP® Exam if I take the PMP®/ CAPM® Certification Prep Course?

    A. Yes. The PMP®/ CAPM® Certification Prep Course and PMP® Certification Exam have separate fees. For information about the PMP®/ CAPM® Certification Prep Course fees, please visit the Events Calendar to search for upcoming courses. For information about the PMP® Exam fees, please visit www.pmi.org.

  7. Do I need a laptop PC in PMI-MN classes? Can I bring one?

    A. A laptop is not required unless the PMI-MN class description specifies it. You are welcome to bring one with you to class though Wi-Fi service may not be available in all classrooms. Please see the class description for the class you are attending for more details.

  8. Does PMI-MN offer prep courses for the PGMP certification? What does this certification cost?

    A. PMI-MN does not currently offer prep classes for this certification. For information about PMI certifications, go to www.pmi.org. The cost for certifications varies by credential.

  9. How do I sign-up for the PMP® exam? I am taking classes at a local college for project management certification, and want to take the PMP® exam when I complete the required classes.

    A. Online: The best place to find out about the PMP® Exam, application process, and cost is at www.pmi.org. Search for PMP Certification – the FAQs and application form will display.

    In Person: You can inquire about the PMP® Exam and Certification at the monthly Chapter Dinner meetings by visiting our volunteers at the Membership table. Members are available from 5:00 – 6:30 pm to answer your questions. Please see the Events Calendar for more information about the Chapter Dinners.

  10. Is there help for completing the PMP® Certification Exam application? I looked at the online application and could use some help filling it out.

    A. Several times a year we offer PMP® Application Writing Q&A Sessions, scheduled before certain monthly Chapter Dinner meetings. Sessions are open to members and non-members, are free of charge and offer advice for filling out the application. Please see our Events Calendar for upcoming sessions.

  11. Does PMI-MN endorse specific courses or class providers? Are there PMI-registered providers?

    A. PMI-MN does not endorse individual classes or course providers. PMI-MN is a Registered Education Provider. See www.pmi.org to search for other Registered Education Providers in the area.

  12. How do I renew my PMP® certificate? My PMP® certification is out of date (lapsed).

    A. Please visit www.pmi.org.

  13. Are there assistance opportunities for individuals in job transition or unemployed?

    A. ESI International’s Stand Out Scholarship is making a half million dollars in career development tuition assistance available for out of work project managers, business analysts and general business professionals. The Stand Out Scholarship gives unemployed individuals the opportunity to build a more competitive resume by providing tuition assistance that can be used to cover the majority of tuition fees on up to three ESI courses, enabling them to potentially earn an Associate’s Certificate. Students will have the opportunity to take Project Management and Business Analysis courses in our public classrooms nationwide or online via e-Training or the Virtual Classroom. This program launched on July 1, 2009 and will run through December 31, 2010, or until all funds have been awarded. For more information or to download an application, visit www.esi-intl.com/scholarship

  14. Can a training or resource vendor demonstrate or promote its products at a PMI-MN event?

    A. PMI-MN offers sponsorship opportunities at its events and on our website, as well as logo placement in direct eblasts and monthly newsletter to its members. Under specified terms, registered vendors and/or companies are recognized at sponsored events and are provided an opportunity to promote services to attendees. If you are interested in being a sponsor, contact PMI-MN Chapter Sponsorship Chair.

    PMI Minnesota Chapter does not endorse specific vendors or classes.

  15. How can I receive the member discount for the PMP®/ CAPM® Certification Prep Course if I am a new member?

    A. To register for PMP®/ CAPM® Certification Prep Course, call the registration line directly at 1-888-925-7644 and tell them you are a new member. If they do not have you on their current membership roster, please call our business office at 651-917-6246 and we will confirm your membership and let the registration line know at which point you can register at the member rate.

  16. Are thAre the PMI-MN PMP®/ CAPM® Certification Prep Course materials available to individuals who cannot attend the in-person course?

    A. No, at this time we do not sell or distribute our PMP® Certification Exam Preparation materials separately from the in-person course held by PMI-MN.

Job Postings


  1. Does PMI-MN offer a job postings board for project management professionals?

    A. Yes, as a service for our PMI-MN members only. Project management and business analyst positions are available in the Member Login area on the PMI-MN website.

  2. Can recruiters and employers post project management positions on the PMI-MN website? My company is looking for a good project manager.

    A. Yes. Job submitters can fill out the Job Postings Form. The posting generally appears within two to four days of receipt. Job postings are available only to PMI-MN members in the Member Login area. Job submitters will be sent verification of the posting.

  3. What does it cost recruiters or employers to post job openings on the PMI-MN website?

    A.There is no cost to post a job opening on the PMI-MN website. Job postings are reviewed and posted if seen to be relevant to project management professionals seeking positions and opportunities.

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