PMI New Jersey Chapter
PMINJ 1997 September Meeting
Presentation and Electronic Form

Panel Discussion on all topics



Mary Devon O'Brien, President NJ/PMI

PDP Information

Certification Rules & Experience
PDUs: - 1.5
Leadership - 0.0
Strategic - 0.0
Technical - 1.5

Initial Certification Experience

Pat Miller, PMP, Bellcore, has recently been certified. She provided the insight to the gruelling process which she managed as a project.

TIP:  Follow directions carefully.


Re-Certification Experience

Nelson Woomer, PMP, has been through this before. He has learned from his past experience that requirements will change. Nelson's key points: 
  • Know the requirements
  • Keep copies of all records
  • Have a record system
  • Audit your records each year
  • Add a professional development section to your job summary
  • Make a binder and copy of all materials
  • Send certified, return receipt requested

PMI's Certification

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Walter Taylor, PMP / Paul Grace

Walter Taylor, PMP, is the new chairman for PMI's Certification. He provided insights to his new proposal for certification to start January, 1998, if approved by the board. 

His objective is to lay the foundation for a successful PMP program and for additional project management certifications. His guiding principles: 
  • Certification dependent on other PMI technical activities
  • Perform impact assessment on certification changes
  • Certification assures a base of knowledge in PM
  • Criteria will be viewed as relevant, fair, equitable, and without undue influence.
  • Certification recognizes tat laws take priority
  • PMP should be a core certification to provide the basis for certification growth
  • A certification process involving education, experience, and passing exam.
  • Adherence to a code of ethics
  • A process for certification maintenance
  • Certification program accreditation
Initial-certification Comparison

  • PMI BOD via certification committee
  • Pre-qualification 
  • Exam
  • Additional criteria -
  • Comprehensive support
  • PMP designation
  • Autonomous certification board
  • Pre-qualification
  • Exam (1 not 8 parts)
  • Brief support subject to audit
  • PMP designation
Re-certification Comparison

  • PMI BOD via certification committee 
  • 6 year, 3 area recertification
  • Comprehensive support 
  • Autonomous certification board
  • Certification maintenance
  • Brief support subject to audit
Professional development areas:
  • Continuing education through approved providers
  • Professional development through experience outside primary employer
  • Post certification education
  • Obtain 7.5 Professional Development Units (PDU) every three (3) years
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