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How Much Does PMP Certification Cost In India? [2022]

The major components of PMP certification cost are exam fee, training fee, study material expenses, and practice test simulator cost. Out of these PMP exam fee, which is charged by Project Management Institute (PMI), is standard all over the world but other costs vary with country.

Out of the components mentioned in the previous para, PMP exam fee and training cost are the most expensive components of attaining the PMP credential. In India, the exam fee is Rs. 42,863 and training fee can vary between Rs.8,000 to Rs.18,000. An online training can cost as little as Rs.8,000 but a live training can cost as much as Rs.18,000 and sometimes even more than that.

You can save a lot of money by investing in a reasonably priced training. Our online PMP training costs less than Rs.7,490 and it comes with 100% pass guarantee.

In this article, you will find a discussion of the different costs involved in attaining the PMP certification.

Lets look at different costs involved in cracking the PMP examination.

PMP Certification Cost in India

Lets look at the major cost components of getting PMP certification in detail.

1. PMP Exam Application Fee

PMP exam can be taken only after registering yourself on the PMI website and paying the application fee.

You can apply for the exam after taking PMI membership or you can directly apply for the exam without becoming a PMI member.

To become a member, you will have to pay a membership fee and joining fee of Rs. 9,963 and Rs. 772 respectively. It is beneficial to become a PMI member as PMI gives a discount on exam application fee to its members. The non-member examination fee is Rs.42,863 but, for members, it reduces to Rs.23,459.

The total approximate examination fee for a non-member and member is Rs.42,800 and Rs.34,000 respectively.

We would suggest you to become a PMI member before applying for the exam as it comes with a host of benefits. Apart from a discount on the exam fee, the members get discount on re-examination fee (#6) & certification renewal fee (#7). They can also download the PMBOK Guide free of cost (#3).

Note: You can read my article on benefits of PMI membership for the full list of benefits.

2. PMP Training Fee

The 35 Contact hours of project management education is mandatory for taking the PMP examination.

A good training can cost anywhere between Rs.8,000 and Rs.18,000. It can become the most expensive element of your total cost. It varies with the training institute and type of training that you choose.

You can enroll into an instructor-led live training or self-directed online training. A live training is generally much more expensive than an online training.

In India, a good live training can cost between Rs.12,000 and Rs.18,000. On the other hand, a good online training can cost between Rs.8,000 and Rs. 12,000.

We would suggest you to enroll into a training that has been designed by an experienced and  knowledgeable instructor. It will improve your chances of passing the exam in the first try.

If you are looking to crack the PMP exam in the first attempt then you can take a look at our PMP online training. You can get its lifetime access at a very reasonable price.

3. Practice Tests

You will find a lot of free practice tests on the web but you must invest in a paid exam because many of the free tests have questionable quality.

A simulator with lot of mock questions is one of the most important tool for passing the exam in first attempt. A good simulator will not only test your knowledge but also give you a lot of confidence. You must invest in a good simulator to increase your chances of passing the exam.

The price of a good simulator can vary between Rs.4,500 and Rs.22,500.

We would suggest you to practice mock questions from our Simulator. Currently, you can get its lifetime access at a deep discount.

4. PMBOK Guide

The PMBOK Guide is the primary reference for the PMP exam preparation. Although it is not mandatory to study the PMBOK Guide but it useful for understanding the PMI terminology.

One of the benefits of becoming a PMI member is that you can download a free digital copy of the PMBOK Guide.

However, if you are not comfortable with a digital copy, you can buy a hard-copy of the Guide. You can buy it for approximately Rs.2,500 on Amazon.

5. Other Books

There are many exam preparatory books available in the market. You can buy any one of them to understand the PMBOK Guide concepts in simple language.

A good PMP book will cost anywhere between Rs.2,000 and Rs.5,000. It can bring you one step closer to clearing the PMP examination.

6. Re-examination fee

After your application is approved, you are allowed a maximum of three attempts to pass the exam. In an unfortunate circumstance, if do not clear the exam you can take it again. For each attempt, you will have to pay re-examination fee.

The re-examination fees is respectively Rs.15,929 and Rs.28,961 for members and non-members.

7. Certification Renewal Fee

The PMP certificate has to be renewed after every three years. There is a formal process for renewing the certificate, which involves paying a fees of Rs.3,475 and Rs.11,585 respectively for members and non-members.

PMP Exam Expenses in Indian Rupees

Unlike many other certifications that target a particular industrial domain or geography, PMPs sought in many different industries.

The table below gives a quick snapshot of the first five cost section. We have not listed the sixth head assuming that you will crack the PMP exam in the first attempt. Similarly, we ignored the seventh head as renewal fee is paid only after you become PMP.

S.No. Cost Head Expense Expense with Our Training
1. Exam Fee Rs.34,000 Rs.34,000
2. Training Fee Rs.8,000-Rs.18,000 Rs.8,990
3. Practice Tests Rs.4,500-Rs.22,500 Not needed

(comes bundled with our training)

4. PMBOK Guide Rs.2,500 Rs.2,500
5. Other Books Rs.2,000-Rs.5,000 Rs.2,000-Rs.5,000
Total Rs.51,000-Rs.82,000 Rs.47,490-Rs.50,490

The PMP credential can cost you anywhere between Rs.51,000-Rs.82,000. The exam fee is fixed so you cannot do anything about it but you can find training and practice test options that are reasonably priced.

Conclusion

PMP is no doubt the most demanded credential and qualification in the world.

The cost of doing PMP certification varies from country to country. The main difference comes because of the training fee.

Although the cost of pursuing PMP is very high but it is nothing as compared to salary advantages that you get after becoming PMP certified.

PMP certification is well worth the time and cost investment. If you have decided to pursue PMP then you should start your preparation immediately. You are potentially losing a lot of money by delaying your exam.

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You can look at our PMP certification course and PMP Simulator to pursue the certification. They are reasonably priced and come with lifetime access.

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