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All you need to know about the highest paying certification in the world.



  • What is the title of the certification?
    • The title of the certification is Project Management Professional
  • What does the certification give me?
    • It states you have been formally evaluated for demonstrated experience, knowledge and skills to lead and direct project teams and you are hereby bestowed the global credential.
  • Is the certifications recognized?
    • Yes it is. It is the most recognized and most popular certification globally.
  • Who is the awarding body?
    • Project Management Institute, USA
  • For how long is the certification relevant?
    • The certification does not expire as long as you document your contributions and participation in the field of project management by earning PDUs.
  • How is certification renewed?
    • By earning PDUs within a time period.
  • What are PDUs?
  • They are Point Development Units. They are the documentation of your contribution and participation in the field of project management within a 3 year period. You are required to earn 60 PDUs within this period. E.g. Writing articles on project management, attending chapter meetings, organizing community development projects etc.


  • What field(s) is the PMP suitable for?
    • It is suitable for all fields e.g. Engineering, Science, Social sciences, Art, Business and Management.
  • Who is the PMP for?
    • It is suitable for job seekers, working professionals and business owners.
  • What sector(s) is the PMP suitable for?
    • It is suitable for the Oil and Gas, Aviation, Telecommunication, Development sector (WHO, UN etc.) and the Public sector.
  • What are the benefits of getting the PMP?
    • Job seekers
      • It gives you a competitive advantage over others
      • Your employer respects you.
      • It increases your earning potentials
      • It makes you eligible for employment in any sector of the economy.
    • Working professionals
      • It gives you a platform to easily switch jobs or industries.
      • You gain respect from your employer
      • It increases your earning potential.
    • Business owner
      • Your clients, business partners and colleagues respect you.
      • It boosts your company profile
      • It gives you a platform for consulting.


  • What are the eligibility criteria for the examination?
    • There are 2 categories:
      • SSCE holders or equivalent: 5 years project experience + 35 contact hours of project management training.
      • Degree holders: 3 years project experience plus 35 contact hours of project management training

(We recommend that your 35 contact hours should be from a PMI registered education provider)

  • How do I register for the examination?
    • Step 1: Contact your PMI registered education provider for assistance.
    • Step 2: Complete your eligibility form
    • Step 3: Make payments for your examination
    • Step 4: Select exam date and location
    • Step 5: Take examination on the selected date and venue
  • How long is the exam?
    • The exam is 4 hours.
  • What is the format for the exam?
    • Paper based, multiple choice questions (objectives)
  • What is the passing score for the exam?
    • PMI does not publish the passing score.
  • Are there any stages to the examination?
    • No, it is a one off examination.
  • When is the examination held?
    • The paper based examination dates are published by PMI. Contact A PMI REP For Dates.
  • Where is the examination held?
    • There are designated examination centres in Nigeria. Contact A PMI REP For Dates.


  • How much does the exam costs?
    • For PMI members the examination costs $250
    • For Non-PMI members the examination costs $400
  • Are there membership fees?
    • Yes there are. To be a member of PMI, it costs $139
  • Is there any other associated fee in getting the certification?
    • The cost for getting training. (Contact PMI REP)
  • What is the re-examination fee?
    • For PMI members it costs  $150
    • For PMI Non-members it costs  $300


  • How do I prepare for the examination?
    • You need to take a PM training course plus an examination preparation course.
    • Where can I get training for the examination?
      • You can get training for the exam from a PMI registered education provider (Piston and Fusion)
      • How should I study for the examination?
        • Develop a reading plan
        • Read the recommended text books
        • Practise lots of questions
        • Take a mock examination


  • What is the procedure for re–examination?
    • Step 1: Attend an examination preparation class from a PMI registered education provider
    • Step 2: Make payment
    • Step 3: Select exam date and location
    • Step 4: Write the exam

To Attend a Project Management Professional Examination Preparatory Course. Click Here for further enquiries


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Vacancy: Facilitator/Course Administrator (Ikeja, Lagos)

Vacancy: Facilitator/Course Administrator (Ikeja, Lagos)

Piston and Fusion is a leading training firm in Ikeja, Lagos. We specialize in project management, health and safety courses. We are looking for dynamic, self-motivated team players to join us.

Employment Type: Full Time

Role: Facilitator/Course Administrator

Responsibilities will include;

  • Facilitate training sessions
  • Develop lesson plans and scheme of work
  • Coordinate training sessions and programmes
  • Manage feedback and course improvement processes
  • Initiate, plan and execute projects

Applicants must be;

  • Male
  • Bachelor’s Degree Holder
  • Completed NYSC programme
  • Minimum of Second Class Lower
  • Not more than 30 years
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Resident in Lagos

Additional Information;

Selected candidates;

  • Will undergo intensive training programs.
  • Will have opportunities to obtain several professional qualifications (PMP, PRINCE 2, HSE etc.)
  • Will be required to travel on short notice
  • Will be required to work weekdays, and weekends on short notice

Starting Salary Range: N60,000 – N80,000 per month

If you are interested in this opportunity, click on the link below to fill the application form.

Application Form Link

Applications close on the 22nd of October 2014

For more enquiries send only mails to