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Live and Online PMP®PMP certification training

Falcon Training and the New Zealand Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMINZ) have partnered up to help you prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam with Virtual Live Online Training VOLT.

Over the course of 12 weeks, our highly skilled PMP trainers will cover everything you need to prepare for the PMP exam, including the PMBOK® Guide sixth edition, group discussions and mock exams.


Live sessions are presented online using cutting edge technology. Log in from the comfort of your home to join in professional training sessions, group discussions and online collaboration.

This course is taught by a PMI Registered Education Provider

What's included

  • Receive quality PMP exam preparation training delivered by certified and skilled facilitators 
  • Earn 30 exam contact hours from a PMI Registered Education Provider
  • Discuss the project life cycle and knowledge areas of the PMBOK® Guide 6th edition with confidence
  • Explain the project management processes
  • Demonstrate the formulas, charts, and theories of project management
  • Compare and contrast project management best practices
  • Complete review questions and exercises every session
  • Sit three mock exams to test your knowledge
  • Access downloadable course content

Details about the training

  • Course duration: 12 weeks 
  • Session duration: 2.5 hours each
  • Time: Weeknights 19:00 – 21:30 (NZ Standard Time)
  • Internet connection: The bandwidth requirements to have a seamless video and audio experience is 2.0 Mbps (up and down)

New Zealand course fee;

Fees quoted in New Zealand dollars (NZ $) and exclude GST


Australia course fee;

  • Standard course fee: $1,050
  • PMI Chapter Member fee: $850

Fees quoted in Australian dollars (AUD $) and include GST

Contact us for corporate rates.

  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • Integration Management
  • Scope Management
  • Schedule Management
  • Cost Management
  • Quality Management
  • Resource Management
  • Communications Management
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • PMI® Professional and Social Responsibility
  • The Agile Practice Guide®
  • Exam Tips & Tricks
  • 30 hours of Video and Audio Content
  • Downloadable Content
  • Exam Tips & Tricks
  • Formulas Guide
  • Glossary
  • Mock Exams
  • Project managers who are preparing to pass their PMI PMP examination
  • Project managers who need 30 contact hours to qualify for the PMP examination
  • Practitioners who wish to earn 30 PDUs from a PMI Registered Education Provider
  • This course is NOT for new project managers
  • This course is NOT for project managers seeking a guide to project management

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 leading and directing projects, and
  • 35* hours of project management education by the time you submit your exam application 


  • A Bachelor’s or four-year degree, and
  • 4,500 hours leading and directing projects, and
  • 35* hours of project management education by the time you submit your exam application

*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.

  • 200 multiple-choice questions, to be completed within 4 hours
  • Computer based exam: Available at Pearson Vue testing centres around New Zealand and Australia
  • PMP 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 create a profile on the PMI® website to apply for the exam at


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

For existing certified practitioners, participants can claim 30 PDUs (Professional Development Units) with the Project Management Institute (PMI) after completing this course.

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.

    *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.


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 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.

How do I log the hours in my exam application?

You start by completing your eligibility application online 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 have not been selected for audit.

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 them 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.

How can I get the extra 5 PM education hours required?

You need to have 35hrs of PM Education by the time you apply for the exam.
If you are searching for extra 5 hours outside of the 30hrs of VOLT, if you have ever been on a course that has covered leadership, management, finance, PRINCE2, Agile, MS project, time management, contract management, team work, etc then this will count.
If you are still stuck, we can provide you with a certificate for the extra 5 hrs if you sit some additional mock exams during or after the course. (You will want to do this regardless).

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® Guidemeans 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 12 weeks of the 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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