National Credential
Credential: Project Management Professional (PMP)  In-Demand resource  GI Bill resource  Army eLearning resource  ANSI resource
Credentialing Agency: Project Management Institute (PMI)

The Project Management Institute (PMI), Project Management Professional (PMP) is an advanced skill level credential for professionals who lead and direct projects. Project Managers perform their duties under general supervision for the duration of a project and are responsible for all aspects of a project. PMPs lead cross-functional teams to deliver projects within the constraints of schedule, budget, and scope. Project Management Professionals seeking certification through PMI demonstrate knowledge and experience to apply a methodology to projects that have well-defined requirements and deliverables. To apply for the PMP, candidates must meet experiential and educational requirements and are required to pass the written exam.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Renewal Period: 3 years

Project Management Professional (PMP)

The following Army Occupations provide training and/or experience that contributes to attaining this credential:

Personnel Category Occupation Occupation Type Related As Promotion Points Skill Level Star Proponent Funded Gap Analysis
Enlisted 15B Aircraft Powerplant Repairer MOS some     Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 15D Aircraft Powertrain Repairer MOS some     Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 15E Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer MOS some     Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 15F Aircraft Electrician MOS some     Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 15G Aircraft Structural Repairer MOS some     Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 15H Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairer MOS some     Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 15J OH-58D/Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer MOS some     Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 15K Aircraft Components Repair Supervisor MOS some     Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 15N Avionic Mechanic MOS some     Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 15P Aviation Operations Specialist MOS some     Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 15Q Air Traffic Control (ATC) Operator MOS some     Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 15R AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer MOS some     Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 15S OH-58D Helicopter Repairer MOS some     Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 15T UH-60 Helicopter Repairer MOS some     Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 15U CH-47 Helicopter Repairer MOS some     Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 15W Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operators MOS some     Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 15Y AH-64D Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer MOS some     Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 15Z Aviation Senior Sergeant MOS some     Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 19Z Armor Senior Sergeant MOS some          
Enlisted 1E Knowledge Management Professional ASI some          
Enlisted 1Y Black Belt In Lean Six Sigma (LSS) ASI some          
Enlisted 1Z Master Black Belt In Lean Six Sigma (LSS) ASI some          
Enlisted 3C Operational Contract Support (OCS) ASI some          
Enlisted 56M Religious Affairs Specialist MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.     Proponent FundedFunded  
Enlisted 68A Biomedical Equipment Specialist MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted K7 Avenger Master Gunner ASI most          
Enlisted Manager MOS some          
Enlisted V6 Station Commander ASI some          

Army Table Legend


Related As

The military occupations shown in this table are related to this credential in one of four ways: Most, Some, or Other.

Most: This credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Some: This credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (related 80% to at least one or more critical tasks but less than 80% of all of the entire military occupation). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Other: This credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience.

Promotion Points Promotion Points icon

This credential has been approved for promotion points for this MOS towards promotion to Sergeant and Staff Sergeant. Clicking the Promotion Points icon will open a link to the promotion points fact sheet.

Skill Level Designation

Skill Level I: This skill level consists of all Soldiers in the ranks of Private (pay grade E-1) up to Specialist (pay grade E-4). Time in Service (TIS) is generally between initial entry and four Years of Service (YOS). This skill level is Entry-level positions requiring performance of tasks under direct supervision.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level I
  • Basic Leader Course (BLC)

Skill Level II: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Sergeant (paygrade E-5). TIS is generally between 4-8 YOS. Positions requiring performance of more difficult tasks under general supervision; and in some instances, involving supervision of Soldiers in SL1.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level II
  • Advance Leader Course (ALC)

Skill Level III: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Staff Sergeant (paygrade E-6). TIS is generally between 8-12 YOS. Positions requiring performance of still more difficult tasks and involving first line supervision of Soldiers in SL1 & SL2.

Institutional training:

  • Senior Leader Course (SLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level III

Skill level IV: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeant First Class (paygrade E-7). TIS is generally between 12-18 YOS. Positions requiring relatively detailed knowledge of all tasks specified for a given MOS, normally involving first-line supervision of Soldiers in SLs 1, 2, and 3, and involving managerial duties.

Institutional training:

  • Master Leader Course (MLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level IV
  • Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) I Course

Skill level V: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant (paygrade E-8). TIS is generally between 18-22 YOS. Positions requiring direct and indirect leadership roles with expertise in company and battalion-level operations and competency across a given CMF, serving as members of a staff at every level in the Army, with a full understanding of the allocation of resources and their utilization in order to accomplish Army functions and missions.

Institutional training:

  • United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level V

Skill level VI: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeants Major (paygrade E-9). TIS is generally between 22-30 YOS. Positions requiring organizational leadership roles with multi-dimensional expertise in units and teams on division, corps, and Army staffs, integrated with Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) partners with a full understanding of the Force Generation process, operations at all echelons, and how the Army runs.

Star Credential Star icon

Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improve the MOS technical proficiency.

Proponent Funded Funded icon

This icon indicates credentials which Soldiers may have funded through their MOS proponent. Some proponents offer credentialing opportunities in conjunction with military training and/or as part of MOS development beyond the training base.

Gap Analysis Has Analysis icon

A detailed analysis comparing the credential requirements to the military occupation has been completed. Click on the gap analysis icon to view the analysis page.

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Eligibility Requirements ()

Note: This credential may have multiple options for becoming eligible. Listed below are the minimum requirements based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 5 years
  • Education: High School Diploma/GED
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Exam Requirements ()

  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Renewal Period: 3 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

Project Management Institute (PMI)
14 Campus Blvd.
Newtown Square, PA  19073-3299
Phone: (610) 356-4600
Fax: (610) 482-9971
Email: customercare@pmi.org

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management candidates are required to meet one of two sets of criteria to be eligible for the PMP; see the Education/Training and/or Experience Requirements section for details.

  • Candidates for the PMP must demonstrate experience leading and directing project tasks. Experience in all five process groups is required. However, on a single project, candidates do not need to have experience in all five process groups.
  • All project management experience must have been accrued within the last eight consecutive years prior to application submission.
  • For details about the five process groups, see the PMP Certification Handbook or review the exam topics.

Option 1: PMP candidates are required to have a high school or the global equivalent with at least five years (60 months) of project management experience during which at least 7,500 hours were spent leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.

Option 2: PMP candidates must have a bachelor's degree or the global equivalent and at least three years (36 months) of project management experience during which at least 4,500 hours were spent leading and directing projects, and 35 hours of project management education.

The Project Management Professional (PMP) credential has the following other requirements:

Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • Initiation (13%)
  • Planning (24%)
  • Executing (31%)
  • Monitoring and Controlling (25%)
  • Closing (7%)

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing for this credential is handled by Pearson VUE. The test centers are located in the U.S. They also have some test centers on military bases.

To find out more, use the following links on the Pearson VUE website:

For more information on the Project Management Institute (PMI) testing process, visit the agency website.

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Project Management Professional (PMP) credential has the following recertification information:

  • PMPs must affirm the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and the PMI Certification Application/Renewal Agreement.