Often heard that exam taking costs you a fortune, and it is. Still, then payoffs are considerable. As for PMP exam, there are certain costs for your consideration: required cost for taking exam, costs from gearing up for exam. Below may be some helpful PMP certification guide on fees:
Exam cost itself
The required cost ranges between $250 and $600 in consistence with your membership status and whether you choose computerized testing or not. You can yield an insight of credential fee here:
If you take computer-based testing (CBT) and you’re a PMI member, then your exam cost will be $405 (€340). Sitting CBT and being nonmember will cost you more ($555 equivalent to €465). Beside CBT, you can possibly elect paper-based testing (PBT), and if you follow that option plus your being PMI member, you just need to throw in $250 (€205). $400 (€335) fee if you opt for the other way around (i.e. PBT as exam admininstration type and being non-member).
In case fortune doesn’t smile at you (frankly, you fail for the first attempt; God bless that won’t happen), you can prepare for reexamination CBT, spending $275 (€230) for exam fee. That cost applies to your being a member. If not, your test cost will be up to $375 (€315). Another choice is taking reexamination PBT and being member, then you must contribute $150 (€125), which is the lowest fee compared with other reexam fees. Being non-member will have you adding double amount to the fee (that’s, $300, equal to €250).
And for your Continuous Credential Requirements (CCR credential renewal), you will just spend a humble amount of $60 (USD only to be noted) if you’re a member. Given your being non-member, the fee will be $150 as almost double as your being member. To sum up, it’s all up to your preference and your budget! Let meticulously consider before coming to final investment decision!
Study material cost
That’s all I want to tell you about the exam cost itself. Now it’s time to investigate materials costs! Study materials are not required for you to take or pass the exam though, many applicants generously pay for such resources as Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), preparatory courses, 3rd-party publications like study guides and practice tests because they find them very useful. There are adequate supplemental materials available in the market and costs vary.
In a nutshell, the above have devoted to your grasping basics of PMP exam fees. In case there’re something about this test you want to know, feel free to ask me. I love it as it shows some credit of yours to me. I will earnestly search and let you know!