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PMP Certification Prep

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CSUSM’s 13-week intensive certification exam prep program prepares you to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). PMP certification is a proven way to enhance your résumé, elevate your career potential and boost your earnings.

  • Exam preparation

    This program meets the 35-hour project management education requirement to sit for the PMP exam and provides knowledge and tools to prepare you for test day

  • Designed for experienced project managers

    Course materials are designed for those with a minimum of three years of project management experience who are preparing to take their PMP certification exam

  • Immediately applicable

    You will be able to take what you learn in the class and immediately apply it to your current work projects

  • Hands-on preparation

    Course sessions include a combination of lectures, discussions, quizzes and projects, and you will have access to online study tools for a full year

Program Details


    This certification prep course is designed primarily for:

    • Individuals seeking PMP certification
    • Experienced project managers who are seeking advancement or more information

    There are no admission requirements to take this program; however, to be eligible to sit for the PMI’s PMP exam, you need to meet all education and experience prerequisites in one of the following two categories:

    PMI Eligibility Categories
    Category General Education Project Management Experience Project Management Education

    Category A

    Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate degree or the global equivalent)

    Minimum of five years non-overlapping project management experience with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects

    35 hours of project management education

    Category B

    Four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent)

    Minimum of three years non-overlapping project management experience with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects

    35 hours of project management education


    For complete details regarding the PMP eligibility requirements, please visit the Project Management Institute’s website.

    If you are a new project manager, check out the entry-level Certified Associate in Project Management certification prep course.


    Registration Date(s)
    Course Dates Registration

    PMP Certification Exam Prep

    Feb. 4 - April 29, 2021

    PMP Registration

    Course Details

    • Classes held from 6-9 p.m. Thursday evenings
    • Zoom will be used for class sessions
    • CSUSM Community Container will be used for online resources
    • Registration must be received early to ensure you receive the Certwise PMP Learning System prior to course start. Late enrollments after this date may have delayed delivery of materials. 

    Fee Information

    • Program fee: $2,100
    • Program fee includes the 2020 Certwise PMP Learning System (shipped directly to you!) and supplemental online learning resources*

    *Students should individually purchase the PMI PMBOK 6th edition from their local retailer


    Please note: All rates are subject to change without notice.


    This course provides an in-depth exploration of the five knowledge domains and 10 Knowledge Areas tested on the PMP exam. You will also gain valuable test-taking tips and strategies to help you approach the PMP with confidence.

    Five Knowledge Domains (Process Groups)

    1. Initiating the Project
    2. Planning the Project
    3. Executing the Project
    4. Monitoring and Controlling the Project
    5. Closing the Project

    10 Knowledge Areas

    1. Integration Management
    2. Scope Management
    3. Schedule Management
    4. Cost Management
    5. Quality Management
    6. Human Resource Management
    7. Communications Management
    8. Risk Management
    9. Procurement Management
    10. Stakeholder Management

    Homero Escandon, CSCP, CLTD, PMP, LSSBB, CPDW

    Homero has over 22 years of experience in Operations and Supply Chain roles across multiple industries.  He is currently Vice President of Supply Chain and Operational Excellence for Biotix, Inc. – a world class manufacturer of laboratory consumables and liquid handling solutions.  He has previously held the positions of Director of Logistics; Sr. Manager, Warehouse & Logistics; Manager, Logistics & Inventory; Logistics Manager; and Logistics Engineering Manager.  He has worked for companies such as Northrop Grumman, LISI Aerospace, and United Technologies Corporation.  Homero spent 11 years active duty in the United States Marine Corps, including two deployments to Iraq in support of the Global War on Terrorism.  During his time in the military, Homero held roles such as Distribution Operations Manager, Logistics Systems Manager, Recruiter, Supply Chief, Supply Supervisor, and Supply Clerk. Homero holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and a Master of Business Administration.  His certifications include CSCP, CLTD, PMP, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB), Certified Professional in Distribution & Warehousing (CPDW), and Certified DISC Practitioner. 

  • FAQ

    What services do you offer to active military, veterans and dependents?

    Please visit our military and veteran services page to learn how we can help.

    What are the course materials?

    Prepare for the exam with comprehensive Certwise PMP Learning Management Systems as well as printed study materials, online quizzes, flashcards. 

    Students should purchase the PMI PMBOK 6th edition from their local book retailer. 

    Can I earn CEUs with this program?

    Yes, this program is eligible for up to 3.5 CEUs.

    Can I use my employer’s tuition reimbursement for this program?

    Yes, this program will accept employer’s tuition reimbursement funds.

    Does this program qualify for any SHRM recertification PDCs?

    Yes, this program is valid for 35 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

    What do former students say about the program?

    “This class is highly recommended over bootcamp-style courses. It’s a LOT of information that needs to be digested over a period of time in order to truly and conceptually understand the content.” Payton B.

    “Excellent course for working professionals looking to grow and advance in their careers.” Josh L.



Industry projections show that employers will need to fill nearly 2.2 million new project-oriented roles each year through 2027 in the 11 countries analyzed. In addition, as opportunities are growing, much of the available talent is reaching retirement age … creating an extraordinarily positive job outlook for skilled project professionals.

– Project Management Institute

Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap Report, 2017-2027

– Project Management Institute

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