PMP Certification Cost in India

The Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification is the most widely recognized project management credential in the world. The PMP Certification now includes predictive, agile, and hybrid approaches. It involves demonstrating project leadership experience and expertise in any mode of operation. As a result, it also helps firms locate the people they need to work smarter and perform better. It boosts project leaders’ careers across industries. PMP certification cost in India totally depends on the candidate’s membership status with PMI.

The purpose of this article is to provide comprehensive information about the costs associated with PMP Certification Examination. The cost associated with the PMP Certification Examination includes Exam Fees, Training & Preparation Fees. The first type of cost i.e., the exam fee is a fixed cost and is the same across the globe. This cost has been decided by the PMI. The second type of cost i.e., the training & preparation fee varies with country, training institute, and the study material. So let’s look at all components of PMP certification cost in India one by one.

How much does PMP Certification Cost in India?

The PMP Certification fee depends on the candidate’s membership status with PMI. The following table determines the certification fee. The PMI membership rate will be applicable only if the candidate is a member of PMI in good standing. Good standing here means that a candidate is a paid member of PMI at the time of submitting payment for the certification. For example,

  • The candidate has to pay INR 23,459 for certification if he/she is a member of PMI for both Centre-Based Testing (CBT) and Online Proctored Testing (OPT).
  • However, he/she has to pay INR 42,863 if he/she is not a member of PMI for both Centre-Based Testing (CBT) and Online Proctored Testing (OPT).
  • Moreover, the re-examination fee for a member candidate is INR 15,929 for both Centre-Based Testing (CBT) and Online Proctored Testing (OPT).
  • However, the re-examination fee for a non-member candidate is INR 28,961 for both Centre-Based Testing (CBT) and Online Proctored Testing (OPT).
  • The Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Renewal fee for a member candidate is INR 3,475. It is INR 11,585 for a non-member candidate.

PMP Certification Cost for Various Countries

Exam Administration Type PMI Member Status INR USD Euros BRL AED SGD
Country India US Europe Brazil UAE Singapore
Center-Based Testing (CBT) Member 23459 405 340 1967 1488 551
Online Proctored Testing (OPT) Member 23459 405 340 1967 1488 551
Center-Based Testing (CBT) Non-member 42863 555 465 3370 2039 751
Online Proctored Testing (OPT) Non-member 42863 555 465 3370 2039 751
Re-Examination CBT/OPT Member 15929 275 230 1670 1010 374
Re-Examination CBT/OPT Non-member 28961 375 315 2277 1376 510

There are a few cases that need to keep in mind while submitting an application for certification:

  • The candidate should ensure that he/she receives the confirmation of PMI’s membership before applying for the certification if he/she applies for membership right before the certification.
  • The candidate will be charged the non-member rate if his/her membership has not been completely processed before paying for the certification.
  • The candidate will not get a refund if PMI membership is obtained after submitting the payment for the certification.

PMP Training and Preparation Cost

The PMP aspirants must meet certain educational and professional experience requirements to be eligible for the PMP certification. One of these criteria is that the candidate should have undergone 35 contact hours of formal project management training.

The course hours may include content on project quality, project scope, project schedule, project budget, project communications, project risk, project procurement, project cost, project resources, project stakeholder, and project integration management.

The candidate can satisfy the education requirements by demonstrating the successful completion of courses, workshops, and training sessions offered by one or more of the following types of education providers:

  • PMI Registered Education Providers (REPs)
  • PMI Authorized Training Partners (ATPs)
  • PMI chapters
  • Employer/company-sponsored programs
  • Training companies or consultants (e.g., training schools)
  • Distance-learning companies, including an end-of-course assessment
  • University/college academic and continuing education programs

The 35 Contact Hours training/workshop cost depends on whether the candidate opts for the classroom, online (virtual), or on-demand (self-paced) training. It also depends on his/her country of residence. The table below shows a range of training costs per different modalities based on country of residence.

Country Currency Offline (Classroom) Online (Virtual) On-Demand (Self-paced)
India INR 12000 – 30000 10000 – 24000 5000 – 12000
USA USD 999 – 2999 799 – 899 499 – 599
Singapore SGD 1750 – 1850 875 – 1075 275 – 425
Europe EURO 1500 – 1700 650 – 750 250 – 350
Dubai AED 2500 -2700 2500 – 2600 900 – 1000

Techcanvass takes a holistic approach for the PMP Preparatory Course. We offer online/offline access to trainers/experts. In addition to that question bank with 2000+ questions, 2 or 5 full-length simulations (180 Questions each), test performance analysis reports, crosswords and match-making exercises, earn 35 PDUs on course completion, and more.

In Techcanvass, we cover all the skills which are expected of a PMP-certified individual by PMI authorized and certified instructors. Some of those skills are Project Management Basics, Scope Management, Risk Planning and Management, Stakeholder Communications,Agile Estimation Techniques, Budget Management and more. These skills will help you increase your net worth, authenticity, and, in many instances, better salaries for you.

Stakeholder Management

Practice Tests

There is a lot of practice/mock tests available on the web for free; few of these meet the rigor of the actual PMP Exam. It takes a lot of effort and experience to search and understand to filter out the best free mock tests.

Techcanvass’ LMS has over 1500 quality PMP mock tests which give the all-around experience of taking the PMP exam. Apart from these mock tests, Techcanvass also provides flashcards and crosswords to the participants to prepare for the PMP Exam. Some of the good mock test simulators cost between USD 50 and USD 300.

PMBOK Guide and Other Resources

The PMBOK Guide 6th Edition and Agile Practice Guide are primary reference books for PMP Exam preparation. PMI members can download the soft copy of these books for free. Besides PMBOK Guide and Agile Practice Guide, PMI members can also download several Practice Guides and Standards for free. The details are available on Standards & Publications at Project Management Institute. This is the most important benefit of becoming a member of PMI.

The original price of PMBOK Guide 6th Edition was USD 99. However, this price has changed a lot since its first release. At the time of writing this article, the price of PMBOK Guide 6th edition on Amazon is less than USD 70. The price of the Agile Practice Guide, at the time of writing this article, is less than USD 30.

There are many exam preparation books available in the market. The list of PMI recommended books is available on PMP Exam Reference List. These books will cost anywhere between USD 25 and USD 100.


It is apparent from the content provided above that the average PMP Certification Cost varies from country to country. The most important and variable factor in certification cost is the fee associated with undergoing 35 Contact Hours Training. It varies from country to country, training institute to training institute, and mode of training (Offline, Online, On-Demand). It is prudent for the PMP aspirants to check their requirements before investing a lot of money in PMP Preparation.



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