5. After the Exam. Your exam result (pass or fail) will be available to you on your computer screen almost immediately after you take the exam. You will also receive a printed examination report with proficiency ratings in each project management process group. If you don't pass, you will know where you fell short and will know what to study if you decide to retake the exam.
If you have passed, congratulations! You are now a certified PMP and can immediately place those three letters after your name. But your professional journey doesn't end there because the PMP certification does not last for life. It is valid for three years, after which time you have to re-certify. In the next article, I will talk about the PMI's CCRS (Continuing Certification Requirements System) and what it means to earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) to re-certify.
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