electionPMI’s website provides answers to a number of certification FAQs, including:

1. Do I have to be a CAPM, PMP, or a PMI Member to apply for other PMI credentials?
No one credential serves as a prerequisite for another. You also do not have to be a PMI member to apply to become a credential holder.

2. How do I earn a PMI credential?
To obtain a PMI credential, you must first meet the eligibility requirements outlined on these web pages and detailed in the credential handbooks. Then, you must pass the credential exam. For PgMP®, you must pass three evaluations-the application panel review, the credential exam and the Multi-rater Assessment

3. What are the eligibility requirements?
The eligibility requirements for each credential are mentioned on the respective web pages, and detailed in each respective credential handbook. Please link to the appropriate credential handbook for complete guidelines.