PMP Application FAQs

pmp application faqs
  1. 500 characters not sufficient for my project description inPMP application. What should I do ? 
  2. I changed companies, and now I am not able locate my previous supervisor. What should I do ? 
  3. I have X years of experience, how many hours should i mention ? 
  4. What is Overlapping and Non-overlapping experience ?

500 characters not sufficient for my project description in PMP application. What should I do ?

This is one of the most common problems faced by many applicants. Solution is simple, Write crisp and to the point sharp sentences. No heavy details required.

One line for project description, and 5 lines for your roles and responsibilities. You can plan one sentence for each of the 5 project management phases. If your work is heavily concentrated in one or two phases, then extend them, and merge others.

Use short forms such as “&” for “and” etc, remove redundant words and unnecessary details wherever possible. I think you can do it under 500 words.

I changed companies, and now I am not able locate my previous supervisor. What should I do ?

This is one of the common problems faced by many candidates. We assume that you are not able to find your supervisor even after searching Linkedin or facebook or Twitter or any other related sites or networks that your supervisor had been or may have been part of.

In such a scenario try to locate the person who your manager/Supervisor directly reported to or someone who worked with you on the same project. Explain him your situation. Take his consent to certify your experience in situation of a PMI Audit. Update his/her details as your contact in the application.

I have X years of experience, how many hours should i mention ?

One year of experience corresponds to roughly 2000 hours, So calculate accordingly.

What is Overlapping and Non-overlapping experience ?

Suppose you worked on project A from Jan to Aug, and you worked on project B from Jun to Dec. When you count your total project experience, its

Jan – Aug — 8 months

Jun – Dec — 6 months

Therefore its 14 months. This is Overlapping Experience.

In the above example, 12 months is the Non-Overlapping Project Experience. PMI considers only Non-overlapping Project Management Experience.

In overlapping experience, If you handle 5 projects for a single year, your experience counts as 5 years. In Non-overlapping experience, it doesn’t matter how many projects you handle simultaneously.

 

If you have other questions, please do comment below. Lets discuss…

 

Check PMP Application form.

Check PMP Audit Process, for detailed information on PMP Audit.

Check PMP Audit FAQs, for common questions on PMP Audit.