What would be expected after passing the PMP Exam?
Introduction: This is the third part of posts documenting my actual PMP® examination experience. More information on the PMP® examination preparation can be found at my PMP® exam journey here.
From the very moment you see the ‘congratulation’ message on the computer screen of your CBT PMP® Examination, you are a certified PMP® for a period of three years.
You may not be able to check for your status from the PMI website at the moment, however PMI has given the privilege to you to use the PMP® credential from this very moment on. Depending on the timezone of your location, you may get an email titled ‘Congratulations, you have obtained a PMP®‘ in a couple of days (mine was received in 2 days).
The email basically assures you that you are a PMP® now and the credential certificate will be mailed in six to eight weeks. In case you want to also get the PMP® lapel pin (nobody doesn’t, right?) you can order for free (postage included) at the PMI marketplace, which will also be received in six to eight weeks.
You can also begin collecting your PDUs from the very moment of passing the examination. If you are also a member of PMI, you will also get another email a moment later advising the resources (mostly free) to gain PDUs on the pmi.org.