Project Management Professional

Learn about the Newest PMP Exam

Project Management Professional Certification

Did you know: 

  • More and more employers are requiring their project managers to be certified (PMP®). Research indicates that employers will need to fill nearly 2.2 million new project-oriented roles each year through 2027.
  • Among all countries, the median salary for project managers with a PMP® is 25% higher than those without.
  • PMP® certification provides credibility, enhances opportunities, and proves you have what it takes to deliver a project on time and in budget and scope. 

PMP® Certification Requirements

  • A four-year degree
  • 36 months leading projects
  • 35 hours of project management education/ training or CAPM® Certification

— OR —

  • A high school diploma or an associate degree (or global equivalent)
  • 60 months leading projects
  • 35 hours of project management education/ training or CAPM® Certification

You will need to document your experience and training for (we help you through this process in our PMP® Exam Preparation training). Documentation is needed for:

  • Projects you have led
  • Where you have worked
  • Your role and responsibilities
  • Duration of projects
  • Training you have completed
  • Institutions attended
  • Courses completed
  • Qualifying hours

How we can help

At HealthTech Solutions and Solarity, a division of HealthTech Solutions, we offer more than just classes on project management. We focus on an integrated practices management model providing a complete training solution for our clients. We offer awareness in the basics of project management; understanding of what project management is and what it means to be a certified project manager; proficiency in project management skills; and mastery of those skills in order to pass the rigid PMP® exam for certification. Our trainings go far beyond live and virtual sessions. Our trainers work with you to provide study plans and additional materials; PMP®/CAPM® application assistance and review; tips, tricks, exercises, and practice exams; customized learning management system access; and personal access to an actual trainer to assist you through the certification process. 

 How to become PMP® certified

  1. To obtain a basic understanding of project management vocabulary and skills, start with our free Project Management Primer training.
  2. Learn some project management foundational knowledge and skills in our Project Management Foundations training.
  3. Sign up for our 5-day PMP®/CAPM® Exam Preparation training. This course uses the approved PMI® Authorized Training Partner curriculum as well as provides test taking strategies, tips and tricks for passing the PMP exam, and application assistance. This training satisfies the required 35 hours of formal project management education required to sit for the exam. With the class, you will receive the newest edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide and the Agile Practice Guide. Start reading these. You will gain access to the LMS and specialized materials and study session videos. Utilize all the information for studying. You will receive individualized assistance with the PMP® exam application. Upon completion of the training, you will complete a full-length practice exam and the trainer will work with you on a proposed study plan and test date.
  4. Complete your application and schedule your exam.
  5. Stick with your study plan and take the second practice exam offered on the LMS. Your trainer is available to assist with any questions while you study for your exam.
  6. Pass the exam and become an awesome project manager!
  7. HealthTech Solutions/Solarity offers a Best Practices in Project Management training to help you transition into the certified project management world with real-world project management skills and tools. 

Skills that are Recession Proof

Reference: “3 ‘recession-proof’ skills that are in-demand even during a downturn, according to economists” by Morgan Smith published July 21, 2022

There is currently a debate between economists as to whether a recession is coming, and if so, how bad it will be. Though it is too soon to predict when or if a recession will hit the U.S., senior economist Kory Kantenga says, “it’s very clear that we’re in an economic slowdown right now.” What results from an economic slowdown? Lost jobs, employers seeking specific skills, and job seekers needing more specialized skills. Economists claim that flexibility, project management, and communication are the most “recession-proof” skills that employers will be looking for in the near future.

Flexibility has been a key skill for many years but has been more important recently during the Covid-19 recession of 2020. Flexibility is shown by navigating different roles and responsibilities throughout an organization, overcoming a problem on an important project, volunteering your time to assist with tasks that are not included within your scope of responsibilities, or collaborating with a new team. As a job seeker, it is important to highlight your ability to “operate in times of uncertainty” when completing your resume. Solarity offers a Time Management course and other leadership courses that can give you the tools to effectively balance your time and prioritize what is urgent and important.

Project managers certified in project management is and will continue to be a highly sought skill, especially as new obstacles will inevitably arise. Employers are looking for potential employees “who can identify new problems, articulate solutions, and drive that plan forward,” according to chief economist Julia Pollak. Solarity is an Authorized Training Partner with the Project Management Institute (PMI) and offers a Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Preparation class. This class prepares you for the PMP Exam which, when passed, gives you a nationally recognized PMP certification. This certification shows current and potential employers that you are well versed in the project management processes.

Clear and effective communication is a critical skill in all industries. Being able to give presentations, feedback, and negotiation are skills that employers are always looking for. While those skills are important, it is crucial for future job seekers to pay attention to the news and follow which industries are making long-term investments in hiring. Costs and benefits of jobs will change during a recession, so it is important to put yourself in a position to succeed through the recession and in the recovery. Solarity offers a Communications Management course that will help you brush up your communication skills and give you tools and techniques that can immediately be put to use back at the workplace.

Having these three crucial skills can make you an invaluable team member across all industries and “recession-proof” yourself for the future. At Solarity, we would love to help you reach your full potential in these areas!