Project Management Leadership

PMP®PMP certification training

The Project Management Professional (PMP) credential is the world’s leading project management certification and is recognised as the most significant and respected project management certification by employers.

Falcon Training has been helping project managers across New Zealand and further afield attain their PMP certification since 2008.

We provide professional classroom based PMP Certification Preparation Training and our materials are updated to align to the latest version – 6th edition of the PMBOK® Guide.


Salaries of practitioners with the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification are on average 20 percent higher than those without a PMP®

Source: PMI. (2017). Job Growth and Talent Gap. Project Management Institute (PMI)

Falcon Training Pass Rate

  • First time pass
  • Other

The combination of classroom training, self study and engagement has resulted in excellent first time pass rates for Falcon Training delegates

What's included

  • 37.5 hours of classroom training
  • 4 mock exams
  • Assistance with exam booking – if required
  • Attendance certificate (37.5 PDUs)
  • Course material
  • Exam preparation guidance
  • Morning & afternoon tea and lunch
  • Student workbook

FREE hard copy of Rita Mulcahy’s PMP Exam Prep – 9th Edition

Details about the training

Duration: 5 days classroom-led training

The course is presented one day a week over 5 weeks to allow time for pre-reading and self study, and also lessen the impact of being away from the office for five days.

Public exam preparation courses available around New Zealand and Australia:

  • NZ: Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin
  • Australia: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
  • Other centers available on request

Corporate and in-house training available anywhere in New Zealand, Australia and the rest of Asia Pacific. 

Minimum numbers apply.

  • Standard course fee: $ 3,250 + GST
  • Early bird (8% discount): $ 2,990 + GST
  • PMINZ member rates (10% discount): $ 2,925 + GST

Fees quoted in New Zealand dollar (NZ $). Contact us for corporate rates.

Course fees do not include the cost of PMI membership or the PMP exam.

  • Introduction to the PMBOK® Guide 
  • Project Management Framework
  • Project Management Processes
  • Project Management Knowledge Areas
  • PMI® Professional and Social Responsibility
  • Exam Tips & Tricks

No available dates in your area? Contact us to talk about in-house delivery or joining a waiting list.

PMP Exam Prep – Wellington April 2020
  • April 29, 2020
  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Wellington, New Zealand
PMP Exam Prep – Auckland, April 2020
  • April 30, 2020
  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Auckland, New Zealand
PMP Exam Prep – Taupo, July 2020
  • July 22, 2020
  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Taupo, New Zealand
PMP Exam Prep – Christchurch, August 2020
  • August 21, 2020
  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Christchurch, New Zealand
PMP Exam Prep – Sydney August 2020
  • August 24, 2020
  • 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Sydney, Australia
PMP Exam Prep – Auckland, October 2020
  • October 1, 2020
  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Auckland, New Zealand
PMP Exam Prep – Hamilton, October 2020
  • October 27, 2020
  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Hamilton, New Zealand
PMP Exam Prep – Wellington, October 2020
  • October 28, 2020
  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Wellington, New Zealand

To apply for the PMP exam, you need to fulfill the following prerequisites:

  • NZ NCEA Level 3 / 7th Form Certificate / University Entrance (or the global equivalent), and
  • 7,500 hours (minimum 5 years) of Project Management experience*, and
  • 35** hours of formal project management education by the time you submit your exam application 


  • A Bachelor’s or four-year degree, and
  • 4,500 hours (minimum 3 years) of Project Management experience*, and
  • 35** hours of formal project management education by the time you submit your exam application

*All experience must have been accrued within the last 8 consecutive years prior to your application submission.

**If you are a CAPM certification holder, the 35 hours of education required to apply for the PMP certification are not required.

  • 200 multiple-choice questions, to be completed in 4 hours
  • Computer based exam: Available at Pearson Vue testing centres around New Zealand and Australia
  • Exam content outline
  • For more information refer to the PMP handbook
  • To maintain your PMP, you must earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) every three years

You would be required to take up the PMI® membership and apply for the respective exam on the website –


Exam fees: 

  • PMI Member: US $405
  • Non-member: US $555

PMI membership fees: 

  • US $129 to join (plus US $10 application fee)
  • US $129 to renew 

PMINZ membership fees: 

  • US $60 to join
  • US $60 to renew 

Certificate of Completion for 37.5 hours of professional project management training with a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P) of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Participants can claim 37.5 PDUs (Professional Development Units) with the Project Management Institute (PMI) after completing this course.

Why does your PMP® exam preparation course span 5 weeks?

We know real learning and deep understanding takes time. Students have to understand, appreciate, assimilate and apply the knowledge they learn in order to not only pass the exam but also to retain the knowledge and be able to use it in their jobs.

Some of our competitors offer a much shorter exam preparation course, we find these courses feature a high degree of rote learning, or memorization techniques rather than a deep understanding of concepts and principles that we focus on in our training.

Falcon Training doesn’t only measure success purely based on a pass or fail in the exam, we value real insight and an advancement on your professional development.

That’s why our flagship PMP examination preparation course is presented 1 day a week for 5 weeks.

Do I have to sit the CAPM® before sitting the PMP®?

No, the CAPM is designed for people who do not have the required eligibility to sit the PMP. If you meet the PMP credential criteria, you should definitely sit the PMP exam.


Which certification should you apply for?

The PMP® certification recognises demonstrated competence in leading and directing project teams. If you’re an experienced project manager looking to solidify your skills, stand out to employers and maximise your earning potential, the PMP® credential is the right choice for you.

If you’re a less experienced project manager looking to demonstrate your commitment to project management, improve your ability to manage larger projects, earn additional responsibility and stand out to potential employers, the CAPM® certification is right for you.

For further details, please look at our brochure CAPM vs PMP

What are the eligibility criteria to sit the PMP® exam?
  1. If you have a university degree you need
    • 4500 hours, or three years, of leading and directing projects (i.e. being a Project Manager) within the last 8 years, plus
    • 35* hours of project management education.
  2. Without a degree you need
    • 7500 hours of experience in leading and directing projects within the last 8 years, plus
    • 35* hours of project management education.

Our 5-day course amounts to 35 hours of project management education which must be completed prior to applying for the exam.

*Starting 28 August 2019, if you are a CAPM certification holder, the 35 hours of education required to apply for the PMP certification are not required.

What project management hours can I claim?

PMI® has specific conditions around the kind of tasks and time required to meet the eligibility criteria.
For a full definition of leading and directing projects, refer to the PMP®  handbook.
If you have any specific questions about your experience, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Should I become a member of PMI®?

It’s not required but we highly recommend it. There is a great exam fee discount for members. Additionally, you get a free pdf of the latest edition of the PMBOK® Guide, access to the PMI Marketplace, networking opportunities, templates, newsletters and many other benefits. Make sure you join before paying the exam fee.

Falcon Training also offers a 10% discount on the 5 day PMP® exam preparation course for PMI members. Contact us to make use of this offer!

How do I log the hours in my exam application?

You start by completing your eligibility application on line at the PMI® website. It is a fully editable so you can change things around as you go. It calculates the total amount of hours submitted and lets you know when you can press submit. Visit PMI’s certification page and press ‘Apply Now’.

Alternatively, we offer an offline assess service where we review your application prior to submitting it to PMI. We ensure you have covered all of the pre-qualification criteria to guarantee a smooth review process.

How do PMI check my eligibility application?

PMI® randomly select approximately 20% of applications to be audited. If you have been selected for an audit, you will be notified after your application has been approved and scheduled, and you have paid for the exam. If you get past this stage and are not notified, you will not be audited.

What happens if I am audited?

First step. Let us know. We have a complete information guide which steps you through the audit process.

If you are selected for audit you will be directed to download pdf versions of your application form, showing the eligibility criteria you have entered. These cannot be edited at this point. You then email these documents to the people you indicated would verify your experience on your application form. They must physically sign the documents and return them to you in a sealed envelope so you can post to PMI. Remember: you will need to be able to prove everything you entered on your application.

Should I record more hours than what I need to in my application form?

Only put down the hours you require for the certification, as this will make it much easier to prove if you are audited.

Do I have to renew the PMP®?

Yes, you do. The PMP credential is only valid for 3 years.

During these 3 years you must gain 60 Professional Development Units (PDU’s). You can gain PDU’s by working as a project manager, attending local branch meetings, participating in on-going education, speaking at events, reading related material or through other professional development activities.

This is to ensure you stay committed to your professional project management development.

How long before I get results?

You will get your results straight away.

Can I pass the exam without studying?

Highly unlikely. The exam is hard and requires preparation. Your experience alone will not be sufficient to pass the exam. The Falcon Training exam preparation course is designed around globally recognized standards for Project Managers and covers specific techniques and methodologies you will encounter in the 4-hour closed book exam.

What are the exams based on?

The PMP® exam is based on the results of a regularly updated role delineation study capturing the tasks a competent project manager should be able to display. These tasks are covered in the PMP Examination Content Outline.

Although the PMP exam is not based on the PMBOK® Guide, it is still a recommended text to base your study on.

Is PMP® or the PMBOK® Guide a methodology?

Neither the PMP nor the PMBOK® Guide is a methodology. Being PMP certified and understanding the PMBOK® Guide means you can build your own customised methodology. There are many off-the-shelf methodologies out there, many with their own credentials, but most organizations build their own ones so that they get a good fit for their needs.

Do I have to study any course materials before attending the exam preparation course?

No, not before the course begins but definitely during the 5 weeks course period. The course is presented at a fast pace and we assume you are familiar with the basic concepts of project management, especially if you are aiming for the PMP® certification.

Emerging project managers who are looking for the fundamentals, should first consider the 2-day Project Management Techniques course offered by Falcon Training.

Will I have to study while on the course?

Yes, you will have study and exercises to complete between course days.

The amount will depend on your familiarity with the concepts, how recently you have been in an education setting, what your particular learning style is and your other time commitments.

The work set could take anywhere from 4-8 hours between each session.

What if I need extra tuition?

You will get all the extra, one-on-one tuition you need in preparation to sit the exam. If, by some very small chance you don’t pass, we will work with you, to first figure out why you didn’t pass, and then to address areas requiring extra attention.

What’s the difference between the PMBOK® Guide and PRINCE2®?

In short, the PMBOK® Guide contains many of the processes, tools, techniques and templates from which you are encouraged to select those appropriate to your project.

PRINCE2® is a specific methodology developed by the government in the UK for managing low complexity IT projects.

Both offer processes, but the PMBOK® Guide is a collection of experience-based knowledge, while PRINCE2® is a specific set of techniques. Where the PMBOK® Guide is informative, PRINCE2® is instructional.

If the PMBOK® Guide is a toolbox, PRINCE2® is an assembly guide. Additionally, PRINCE2® is just one of many hundreds of off-the-shelf methodologies (others include Method123, UPMM, PRISM, Scrum, XP etc.), available to an organization wishing to have an off-the-shelf solution rather than developing its own methodology. We strongly encourage developing your own appropriate project management methodology, which the PMP® training will help you to achieve.

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