About Program Management Certification: 
The Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification recognizes demonstrated experience, skill, and performance in the oversight of multiple related projects that are aligned with organizational objectives.  The PgMP certification is designed for those who manage programs that contain complex activities spanning functions, organizations, geographic regions and cultures, who build credibility, establish rapport and maintain communication with stakeholders at multiple levels (including those external to the organization), and who possess advanced skills in finance, cross-cultural awareness, leadership, communication, influence, negotiation and conflict resolution.
PgMP is the next logical step in the career progression of a project manager. As successful project managers tackle increasingly larger and more complex projects, it will be inevitable that they start to manage a collection of these projects in a program. We believe the PgMP certification can help project professionals not only be more secure in their jobs and vocations, but also a step toward the formal recognition of their skills, experiences, capabilities, and importance to their organizations.
The PgMP exam is significantly more challenging than the PMP exam. Here’s why:

  • Program managers need to understand project management. For example, in the current standard for program management, the traditional project life-cycle is fully embedded.
  • Program managers need to have more advanced understanding of business benefits, which taps into the realm of portfolio management – let´s call it „business thinking“.
  • The exam itself is much more experienced based than PMP exam, and this simply memorizing inputs, outputs, tools, and techniques would not suffice. Most of questions are based on real-life scenario.

The professionals to whom the PgMP® certification is destined must meet a series of prerequisites to take the exam. They are the following:
If you have a university degree:

  • 6,000 hours (4 years) of experience in non-overlapping project management processes
  • 6,000 hours (4 years) of experience in non-overlapping program management processes

If you have a high school diploma:

  • 6,000 hours (4 years) of experience in non-overlapping project management processes
  • 10,500 hours (7 years) of experience in non-overlapping program management processes

If you want to join this rather exclusive club of about 3,000 professionals, then PgMP credential is the clear choice.