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Ensure you're prepared for the rigorous Project Management Professional (PMP) exam with CSUSM Extended Learning's PMP Exam preparation course. This intensive 14-week course combines expert instruction with The CertWise® Learning System for PMP® Exam Preparation training materials and meets PMI’s 35 contact hour training requirement. This course will help you learn faster, retain more knowledge, and stay on track for success on the PMP exam!

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

    Class Dates: Sept. 5 - Dec. 12, 2024 (no class Nov. 28)

    Registration Deadline: Aug. 26, 2024

    PMP Course Registration

    Course Details

    • Classes are held from 6 - 9 p.m. Thursday evenings
    • Classes will be held online utilizing Zoom and an online resource center
    • Please be sure to register early to ensure you receive the PMP 2024 Learning System prior to the course start. Later enrollments may have delayed delivery of materials.

    Fee Information

    • Program fee: $2,200
    • Program fee includes the 2024 Certwise PMP Learning System (shipped directly to you!) and supplemental online learning resources*

    *Students should individually purchase the PMI PMBOK 7th edition from their local retailer


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


    If you’re looking for an expert to lead your PMP exam preparation, interpret the content, and answer your questions, we can help! This program combines live instruction with comprehensive materials to expand and test your knowledge in areas critical for project management career success.

    The instructors focus on the updated PMP Exam Content Outline (ECO) to help you prepare for the exam, and the structured classroom environment accelerates learning and improves retention. You’ll be prepared for the certification exam and more effective in your project management role.

    Interactive Teaching System for Maximum Benefit

    When you choose our course, you will:

    • Study the three domains tested on the PMP exam, including the agile/hybrid and predictive content in the new exam
    • Learn from our experienced and certified PMP instructors
    • Prepare for class and the exam with The CertWise® Learning System for PMP® Exam Preparation, included in tuition, you will have access to the online study tools for an entire year
    • Discuss topics and network with peers from a variety of industries
    • Stay on track to complete your PMP studies with our structured learning environment
    • Take advantage of your employer’s tuition reimbursement program
    • Meet the 35-hour project management education prerequisite for the PMP Exam

    Premium Quality Study Tools

    Comprehensive Reading Materials

    Study online or with printed books containing over 670 pages of content. Reading materials provide an in-depth exploration of the three knowledge domains tested on the PMP exam and include a glossary of key PMP terminology.

    Interactive Online Study Tools

    • Pre-test evaluates initial knowledge and identifies topics requiring intensive study
    • SmartStudy™ tools help you build a customized study plan
    • Quizzes test comprehension, retention, and ability to apply concepts
    • Flashcards offer review of important key terms and definitions
    • PMP Practice Exam helps build confidence with a full-length emulation timed test to get you ready for the actual exam
    • Progress Report tracks your activities and scores
    • Resource Center provides worksheets, helpful test-taking tips, PMP exam resources, feedback links, and more

    Ryan Stewart

    An accomplished Senior Program Manager, Ryan Stewart brings over a decade of leadership experience across diverse sectors. Currently serving as the Deputy Commander for Support Activity Monterey (NSAM), he reports directly to the Commanding Officer, overseeing the development and implementation of comprehensive plans for Installation Base Operations Support and Shore Installation Management. Prior to NSAM, Ryan served as the Director of Logistics and Facilities at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) from 2020 to 2023. Leading a team of nine employees, he ensured seamless operations across multiple locations. Ryan's responsibilities encompassed the development and implementation of strategic plans, policies, and procedures to optimize business processes, reduce costs, and enhance productivity. In his role as the Director, Command Operations at the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) from 2018 to 2020, Ryan demonstrated his prowess in overseeing large-scale projects. He led planning and execution efforts, collaborating closely with clients and stakeholders to define project requirements, scope, and deliverables.

    Ryan's commitment to Project management Profession is evident in his role as an Instructor in Project Management at California State University San Marcos from 2017 to 2020. Here, he not only developed and delivered project management training programs but also received an exceptional average student satisfaction rating of 95%. His ability to create engaging learning experiences and stay abreast of industry trends added depth to his instructional role. Ryan Stewart holds an M.A in Human and Health Administration from the University of Oklahoma, an MBA with a Specialization in Organizational Leadership from National University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from PMI since March 2015. Additionally, he completed Lean Six Sigma, Green Belt Training from Syracuse University in May 2015. With an extensive and diverse background in project management across military, academic, and governmental settings, Ryan Stewart is poised to bring a wealth of practical experience and insights as a Project Management Certification Course Instructor. His commitment to excellence and proven track record make him an invaluable guide for aspiring project managers.


    If you are interested in sharing your knowledge and expertise with our students, consider submitting an instructor application or course proposal for consideration.  Please contact Cathy Scavone at or 760-750-8706 for more information.

  • 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 7th 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.

    How can I be considered for an instructor position or send in a course proposal?

    Thank you for your interest in becoming an instructor!  Please contact Cathy Scavone ( to receive an application and course proposal form.


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


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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