Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Prep Course

Master project management and prepare for the PMP® certification exams.

Register by February 5 and take 20% off your tuition.*


Quick Details

Towson University’s Project Management Professional (PMP®) prep course teaches you the critical skills needed to build your expertise and prove yourself as a leader in project management. After completing this 36 hour course, you will be prepared to sit for the PMP® exam.

Course Format: Live, instructor-led via Zoom

Total Hours: 36 hours

Tuition: $2,799

Materials: Tuition includes includes PMBOK® Guide and study materials

Register for this course at least 30 days in advance of the start date and receive a 5% discount on the price. *Note: WIOA and other tuition assistance programs are not eligible for course discounts.

This course is WIOA approved and is on the Maryland Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL).

Upcoming Courses

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February 6–March 13, 2023 Monday & Wednesday, 6–9 p.m. Register
April 25–June 1, 2023 Monday & Wednesday, 6–9 p.m. Register

More about this PMP course

Managing a project on the job site

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Course Overview & Technology Requirements

Whether you're just starting out or are climbing the project management ladder, the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Preparation Course from Towson University's Continuing and Professional Studies can help you advance your career. This course provides you with the training, materials, and support to prepare you to sit for the PMP® exam. The PMP® certification is globally recognized as the preeminent project management professional credential.

Our course is developed and taught by a certified project manager. It combines interactive sessions with comprehensive training on the latest concepts, methods, and practices from the PMBOK® Guide.

Module 1

1 – Introduction to Project Management

2 – Organizational Processes

3 – Project Life Cycles; PM Processes

Module 2

4 – Project Integration Management

Module 3

5 – Project Scope Management

Module 4

6 – Project Time Management I

6 – Project Time Management II

Module 5

Team Project

7 – Project Cost Management I

Module 6

7 – Project Cost Management II

8 – Project Quality Management

Module 7

9 – Project Human Resource Management

10 – Project Communications Management

Team Project

Module 8

11 – Risk Management I

11 – Project Risk Management II

Team Project

Module 9

12 – Project Procurement Management

13 – Stakeholder Management

AGILE Project Management

Review, Test Tips, Practice Test

Course Outline (PDF)

No prerequisites are required to take this course. To be eligible for the PMP certification, you must meet certain educational and professional experience requirements. All project management experience must have been accrued within the last eight consecutive years prior to your application submission.


Exam overview and application:

Exam requirements

  • Four-year degree
  • Three years leading projects
  • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® certification


  • High school diploma or an associate's degree or global equivalent
  • Five years leading projects
  • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® certification

Exam format

  • 180 questions, but the same number of questions will be scored
  • 230 minutes to complete the exam
  • One additional break for a total of two 10-minute breaks for computer-based tests. No scheduled breaks for paper-based exams.
  • Questions will be a combination of multiple-choice, multiple responses, matching, hot area, and limited fill-in-the-blank.

Exam cost

  • Member: $405.00
  • Non-member: $555.00

Exam voucher: Not Included in tuition

Maintaining your certification: You are required to earn 60 PDUs in a three-year cycle. These PDUs can be broken down as follows:

Tushar Rathod is an experienced project manager, adjunct professor and instructor skilled in adult learning styles. He brings the complex language and concepts of project management to meet students where they are. Mr. Rathod holds an MBA, PMP, CSM and SAFe SPC. 

Hardware Requirements

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
  • Webcams are strongly recommended.

Software Requirements

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word (not included in enrollment).
  • Windows Media Player.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

*Note: WIOA and other tuition assistance programs are not eligible for discounts.