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PMI Scheduling Credential: PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)

Announcing PMI’s New Scheduling Credential: PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)SM

In October 2007, PMI announced the development of a new credential within the specialty area of project scheduling, now formally introduced as the PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)SM. PMI is excited to announce a major milestone: on-line applications are now being accepted for this credential. This is important for the candidates who have recently expressed interest in PMI’s new credential.

Our near term objective is to secure at least 100 approved scheduling credential candidates to take the examination during the incentive period from 30 May – 31 July 2008. This will enable PMI to establish an official cut-score in a timely manner. Attendees at the May PMI College of Scheduling Conference can apply on-line at PMI’s booth. Interested candidates should bring their information on their project scheduling experience and education. Click here for a copy of the PMI-SP Handbook on what you need to apply.

Eligibility Requirements
PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)

With a bachelor’s degree or global equivalent have:
  • 30 contact hours of formal education (must be in project scheduling)
  • Within the past five years, a minimum of 3,500 hours experience in project scheduling

          or

With a high school diploma or global equivalent have:
  • 40 contact hours of formal education (must be in project scheduling)
  • Within the past five years, a minimum of 5,000 hours of experience in project scheduling

Continuing Certification Requirements
To maintain the credential, PMI-SPs must acquire 30 Professional Development Units (PDUs) per 3-year cycle in the specialty area of project scheduling.

Please Note The Following:
- The 30 PDUs in project scheduling can also be counted towards the maintenance of the PMP® or PgMP® credential(s)
- If a project scheduling practitioner is taking general project management classes, only the hours that pertain to project scheduling can be applied towards the specific specialty credential

This is an exciting time for PMI! Please visit www.pmi.org/scheduling for more information.