Where to Start Your Search for PMP® Exam Prep Classes

There are lots of options when selecting an exam prep class. Here, we offer only samples of in-person classroom training available in the most populous states in the U.S. and selected other locations. This listing should give you a feel for the range of options available when comparing classes you may be interested in. Entries are intended to indicate recent past or new future offerings in order to begin your research to find your provider.

Understand that this is only a very brief list of available options. Descriptions are generally derived from the provider’s website, and no claim of relative quality is indicated in any case. Prices, courseware and other details may change in the future. Also, while courses often share many similarities, we are here attempting to point out the differences according to the provider’s websites.

Most listed classes are provided by PMI Registered Education Providers (REPs). Be sure to confirm their status before committing yourself to anything. No claim is made of presenting a complete list of qualifications for each listed class. Most classes offer a copy of the PMBOK® Guide as a text, whether listed in all cases or not. PMI members can download a free rights-protected copy.

Note that not all classes are “guaranteed to run,” and markings related to that may not be provided in every case. Money-back guarantees vary in description and should be considered carefully.

When available, classes provided by local Project Management Institute chapters are usually a great option and value. You can find a listing of local chapters here.

These classes generally provide what PMI calls “contact hours,” or hours counting toward the exam’s professional education requirements. Generally, each classroom hour counts as a contact hour. Because these are exam-preparation courses, individuals already possessing the PMP® credential would generally not claim them as Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward credential renewal. At universities, school enrollment is not required.

In listing the classes, we’ll begin with classes from local organizations. Later in this article, we’ll look at classes offered locally in multiple states by national or international providers. In general, courses offered by universities do not count for college credit but could count as Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Units (PDUs for PMP® credential holders only).

Providers often claim pass rates for their students in an attempt to provide a very useful measure of effectiveness. The method of calculation is often explained and should be considered carefully. This number is normally based on student-reported information which can be inconsistently reported to the provider.

All prices are shown in U.S. dollars.

Questions to Ask Any Provider

  1. Is the course I’m interested in still scheduled? If so, is it guaranteed to run? If it is guaranteed to run but doesn’t, and I’m signed up, how do you make it right? How far in advance of class do you provide notice of class cancellation?
  2. Tell me about the instructors. May I see their resumes?
  3. How long has the course material been in use?
  4. What should I do before class?
  5. What are the pass/fail guarantees, specifically?
  6. Do you make a distinction between learning questions and exam simulation questions?
  7. How realistic is your exam simulator?
  8. Are you a PMI Registered Education Provider?


PMI North Alabama Chapter (PMI-NAC) – Huntsville, AL

Price range: $495 (for non-members) or $395 (for members) of PMI and PMI-NAC


This 35 contact-hour course usually meets from 5:30-8:30 pm on successive Tuesday and Thursday nights when running, but can also be made available at corporate locations with varying schedules. Taught by highly experienced practitioners who are chapter members, it’s based on the Andy Crowe VELOCITEACH course materials. Included are:

  • the PMBOK® Guide
  • coverage of the professional responsibility aspects of the exam
  • Crowe’s book The PMP® Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try
  • practice questions
  • a one-day free trial to VELOCITEACH’s online exam simulator

UAB School of Business – Birmingham, AL

Price range: $1650


This course is conducted in conjunction with the Birmingham PMI chapter. Included in the cost are: local and international PMI dues and the course text, refreshments and parking. Twenty classroom hours are supplemented by 16 hours of online study, totaling 36 contact hours available. An optional follow-on course addresses Microsoft Project Professional 2010.


University of Arizona Outreach College


Price range: $2095 and $1060

The two courses in this series can, under certain circumstances, be taken separately. The first certificate course, presented in eight classes, covers the main sections of the PMBOK® Guide’s contents. The second course is oriented toward reviewing and practicing to take the PMP® exam and includes a PMI voucher, valued at $580, for taking the examination. The certificate course or equivalent experience is a prerequisite.

Arizona Project Management Week – Mesa, AZ (description and location could vary)


Price range: $975 PMI members; $1100 non-members

This course includes:

  • the Crosswind PMP Exam Prep Guide
  • flashcards
  • Becker’s PMP Exam Prep Guide
  • 59 days of access to exam questions and instructor help
  • the PMBOK® Guide


American Graduate University – Covina, CA

Price range: $275 per credit hour


AGU offers a four-day course called Project Management Professional Exam Preparation. The course covers key concepts, terminology and the five process and nine knowledge areas. The course also offers practice tests as mock exams to help students gauge areas of weakness. Students are provided with copies of PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), as well as take-home tool sets that include exercises, visuals, notes and practice questions.

California State University – Hayward/Oakland, CA

Price range: $2595/$2295 with 10 percent discount on either for PMI members


This certificate in Project Management program offers 40 contact hours over a 10 week period, and prepares attendees for the exam. Attendees apply project management concepts and principles to a real project of their choosing.


PMI South Florida – Pembroke Pines, FL

Price range: $1895


This four-day course is sponsored by the PMI chapter, which offers a discount to its members. Included are:

  • the PMBOK® Guide
  • a participant guide
  • workbook and reference sheets
  • 35 contact hours
  • assistance with the exam application
  • some meals
  • a “pass guarantee”
  • a few bonuses

Florida Atlantic University PMP Prep – Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton Campus

Price range: $2295


Meeting on five successive Saturdays, this class provides 35 contact hours. Included are the PMBOK® Guide and a comprehensive participant workbook.


Georgia Institute of Technology – Atlanta, GA

Price range: $835


Two days in duration and billed as not a boot camp, but rather an intense review of the PMBOK® Guide for those familiar with it. Materials include Rita Mulcahy’s prep book, slides with notes, exercises, and project management tools and templates. Numerous practice questions are given, followed by group discussion of the right and wrong answers.

University of Georgia – University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus – Lawrenceville, GA

Price range: $2499


This certificate program’s classes are conducted on three successive Fridays and Saturdays. They provide all the knowledge and study hours required in order to take the PMP® exam. Included are a 3-ring binder with comprehensive handouts covered in class, a copy of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, and other appropriate study materials as identified by the instructor.


PMimmersion – Chicago, IL

Price range: $2495


Both weekday and weekend schedules are available for this three-day instructor-led PMP® exam-preparation course scheduled for November 2013. Claiming smaller class sizes, the courses feature:

  • a pre-course evaluation
  • 200+ page workbook
  • 44-page reference guide
  • an exam prep book
  • more than 1000 practice questions with explanations
  • computerized flash cards
  • and more

A dedicated adviser is available before, during and after the class.

Project Management Academy – New Horizons – Chicago, IL

Price range: $3195


Providing good coverage, this course’s contents and presentation vary depending on the venue and audience.


Davenport University – Grand Rapids, MI

Price range: $1595


This course meets on Thursdays for seven weeks from 6 until 10 pm. It is a blended course, combining in-classroom lectures with online activities. For the combined blend, 36 contact hours are awarded. Included is a personal study plan for exam preparation.

PMI Great Lakes Chapter – Southfield, MI and various Detroit metro locations

Price range: $550 for chapter members, $700 for non-members


This chapter offers this and other variations on the exam prep course topic. This three-day course offers 24 contact hours.


Watermark Learning – Minneapolis, Sioux Falls, and Virtual/Online

Price range: $1250-1600


This 3-day examination preparation workshop is designed to prepare students for the Project Management Institute’s (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® examination. Students learn test-taking tips and strategies and get hands-on experience with the tools and techniques they need to understand for the test. Discussion of the extensive materials covering all of the concepts and best practices in project management get reinforced through individual work, group exercises, and practice tests. Watermark offers a small class learning environment led by experienced and expertly trained instructors. The class materials (which are also licensable to training providers) include:

  • A comprehensive student manual with lecture slides and detailed notes
  • 90-days’ access to the Watermark Learning PMP Online Study Exam
  • 10 in-class practice tests
  • Process Group/Knowledge Area Process mapping dry-erase worksheet
  • Colored flash/game cards with Processes and ITTOs
  • Games, puzzles, and pop quizzes to enhance comprehension
  • Homework assignments with instructor-led review to help people understand, not just memorize, the concepts
  • Study group materials with exercises and answer keys to take with you to use after class
  • Comprehensive answer keys to all course materials and exercises

New Jersey

PMI New Jersey Chapter – North Brunswick, NJ

Price range: $475 members, $550 non-members


This course affords 20 contact hours, meeting on three consecutive weeks, often at DeVry University. In addition to the obligatory PMBOK® Guide, the course features Andy Crowe’s The PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try and the VELOCITEACH InAct courseware.

Ramapo College of New Jersey – Mahwah and Lindhurst, NJ

Price range: $950-$3800


This four-module course provides an unusual 96 contact hours at $950 per module. The modules include Project Management Framework, Schedule Management, Risk and Quality Management and Exam Prep. Students may enter at any module in the sequence except Risk and Quality Management.

New York

Stony Brook University – Stony Brook, NY

Price range: $1295


Instructional methods for this three-day module are lecture, discussion, individual and team exercises, sample test questions, simulations, workshops and references to PMI’s PMBOK® Guide. Reading that document prior to class is important. The class meets for three eight-hour days, thus netting 24 contact hours.

Technical Institute of America – New York, NY

Price range: $1450


This course is available in a variety of schedules from Monday through Friday 10 am until 6 pm, successive Saturdays, and in certain weeks, Monday and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 until 10 pm. The result is 35 contact hours awarded. A guarantee applies. Assistance is provided before, during and after the class in completion of the exam application. Students can retake if necessary at no extra charge during a one-year period. More than 1,500 exam questions and a final exam are provided. As in many courses, an exam “cheat sheet” for advance study is included.

North Carolina

UNC Charlotte – Charlotte, NC

Price range: $995


This 19.5 contact-hour course meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 until 9:30 pm. Like typical better courses, this one expands on what’s in the PMBOK® Guide to ensure that you have a good understanding of the topics that you might be tested on and how to prepare for the exam.

Guilford Technical Community College – Jamestown, NC

Price range $1795


This is a five-day instructor-led course providing 35 contact hours. Among the materials are a workbook, including course case study and templates. It is designed to be an introductory-level course.


PMI Central Ohio – Columbus, OH

Price range: $1000 (PMP Review Seminar) or $1875 (PMP Review Boot Camp)


This chapter conducts PMP® prep classes designed as a final review, rather than an introduction. Two formats are offered. One is a “seminar” consisting of 10 Tuesday evening sessions from 5:30 until 9 pm, with class size limited to 25. The “boot camp” variant is conducted Monday through Friday, 8:30 am until 5 pm, with class size limited to 15.

Baldwin Wallace University – Cleveland, OH

Price range: $1799


This 24 contact-hour course is taught by noted author Dr. Harold Kerzner. In addition to the PMBOK® Guide, participants receive a copy of Dr. Kerzner’s Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling and Controlling.


Villanova University/Delaware Valley PMI Chapter – Philadelphia/Villanova, PA

Price range: $825/925 (PMI Members); $875/$1075 non-members)


Available on either Thursday evenings (12 sessions) or Saturdays (6 sessions), this course provides 35 contact hours. For those desiring it, an introductory course can precede it.

Lehigh University – Bethlehem, PA

Price range: N/A


This certificate program covers all of the areas of the PMBOK® Guide and should be good preparation. The series does not include a course specifically geared to the examination, however.


University of Texas – Austin – Austin, TX

Price range: $3995


This certificate program meets (generally) on Mondays and Thursdays from 6 until 9 pm. PMP® credential holders can net 48 PDU hours, while exam candidates can satisfy their “contact hour” requirements through it. Included are a binder with comprehensive handouts covered in class, a copy of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, and other appropriate study materials as identified by the instructor.

University of Texas – Dallas – Dallas, TX

Price range: $850


This PMP® exam review course meets Monday evenings for 10 successive weeks from 6 until 9:30 pm, thus totaling 35 contact hours.


George Mason University – Herndon, VA

Price Range: $1695


Included are:

  • a study guide condensing the PMBOK® Guide (not included) into 80 pages
  • a course workbook
  • more than 1,000 exam questions
  • access to practice exams after class completion

An additional, very interesting inclusion is a comprehensive set of more than 50 electronic tools and techniques (e.g., Project Selection, Charter, Make or Buy Analysis, etc.) provided in electronic form. These tools and techniques may be modified and used by the attendee’s company or organization. Also included is a guarantee (for taking the course one more time for free in case of failure to pass).

Virginia Tech – Falls Church, Richmond, Newport News, Virginia Beach

Price range: $1995-$2625


Conducted during eight consecutive eight-hour Saturday classes, this class offers 56 contact hours. Financial aid is available. Online versions are also available. As in all cases, this course is intended for exam preparation and includes examples and references to provide insight into numerous tangential topics. Additional class locations are anticipated in the future.

Washington State

University of Washington Tacoma –Tacoma, WA

Price range: $1725


This certificate program offers 40 contact hours. In addition to the PMBOK® Guide, an optional text is A Project Manager’s Book of Forms: A Companion to the PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition, by Cynthia Snyder.


University of Massachusetts Lowell – Lowell, MA

Price range: $550


This two-day, 9 am until 4 pm class offers 14 contact hours. Its approach is to determine the strengths and weaknesses of each student, then help students identify how best to prepare for the exam. Exam questions are used in the assessment.

University of Massachusetts Boston – Boston Campus or Mount Vernon

Price range: $1015


Entitled Practical Project Management, this course, available also online, provides 35 contact hours with a pass/fail grade. The textbook is, of course, the PMBOK® Guide. The course is also available at client sites, on request.

Multistate Exam Prep Offerings

There are a number of providers that conduct prep classes in multiple locations in multiple states. Here, we’ll look at a few of those. As with local providers, there are many exam prep classes to choose from. We’ll present just a representative sampling of in-person classroom options available in the most populous states. The descriptions are generally sourced from provider websites. No claims of quality are to be inferred from these listings.

We also list the cities recently visited by the provider. Make sure to check provider listings for current classroom plans.



Locations offered: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC.

Price range: $1890/$2430

This four-day class includes a 400-page instructor-designed course manual and a 1,400-question exam simulator. Exam and class retakes are conditionally included. Classes are guaranteed to run, a guarantee not provided by most providers. Ask to be sure in each case.


Locations offered: Atlanta, GA, Richland, WA, Washington, DC, Atlanta, GA, Los Angeles, CA


Price range: $1850


Various cities worldwide

In U.S.: Princeton, Austin, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Rockville, Portland, Charleston, Anaheim, Cleveland, Phoenix, Boston, Houston, Tysons Corner, San Francisco, Simi Valley, Detroit, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Baltimore, Washington (DC), Edison, Albany, Irvine, Reston, Columbus (OH), Omaha, Grand Rapids, Atlanta, Jacksonville (FL), Denver, Columbia (MD), Orlando, Tulsa, Birmingham, Parsippany, Tallahassee, Chicago, Louisville, Fairfax, Bowie (MD), Anchorage, Sacramento, Huntsville, San Diego, Madison (WI), San Jose, Pittsburgh, Miami, Albuquerque, Alexandria, Indianapolis, Seattle, Dallas, Tampa, New Orleans, New York, West Palm Beach, Houston, Richmond, Minneapolis, Manassas, Salt Lake City, Milwaukee, Charleston, Hartford, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Tacoma, Ft. Lauderdale, Dayton, St. Louis, Nashville, Raleigh

Price range: $1890-2090 (U.S.)


This four-day course is available worldwide with 40 contact hours and includes the typical offerings plus breakfast, lunch and snacks and a 45-PDU e-learning course that gives you all the PDUs you need to renew the credential after three years. A guarantee applies. Over 650 exam-style questions are included.


Iowa City, Cheyenne, Pocatello, Wichita, Great Falls, Jefferson City, Topeka, Missoula, Boise, Casper, Bismarck, Des Moines, Grand Forks, Cedar Rapids, Springfield (MO), Rapid City, Lincoln, Omaha, Columbia, Fargo, Sioux Falls, Johnson City, Bloomington, Davenport, Clarksville, Kansas City, Nashville, Louisville, Lexington, Atlanta, Chattanooga, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Knoxville, Memphis, Orlando, Tampa, Duluth, Rochester, St. Cloud, San Antonio, Colorado Springs, Baton, Rouge, New Orleans, Little Rock, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Shreveport, El Paso, Edison, Rochester, Fort Worth, Charlotte, Palo Alto, Reno, New York City, Fresno, Portland, Irvine, Garland, Monroe, Newark, Santa Barbara, Columbus (NJ), Anchorage, Albany, Baltimore, San Diego, Buffalo, Beverly, Pittsburgh, Austin, Washington, DC, Dallas, Madison (WI), Denver, Houston, Provo, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Detroit, Columbus (OH), Los Angeles, Sacramento, Dover, Elizabeth, Orange County, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Phoenix, Tucson, Fairbanks, Oakland, Las Vegas, Salinas, Albuquerque, Santa Clara, Arlington, Spokane, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Eugene, Springfield (IL), Billings Fayetteville, Lafayette, Houma, Alexandria, New Haven, Redmond, Allentown, Bridgeport, Columbia (MD), Raleigh, Dulles, Frederick, Glen Burnie, Harrisburg, Jersey City, Madison, (NJ), Malvern, Medford, Indianapolis, Long Beach, Springfield (Master of Arts), Stamford, Greensboro, Johannesburg, MI, Cleveland, Grand Rapids, Kansas City, Ann Arbor, Augusta, Birmingham, Boulder, Brookfield, Burlington, Cary, Collinsville, Columbus (GA), Cincinnati, Greenwood, Charleston, Columbia(SC), Newark, Louisville, Dansville and various cities worldwide

Price range: $1299 two-day; $1999 four-day


This course from India-based Simplilearn includes interactive PMP® classes, 90 Day E-learning, five practice tests, 35 PDUs/contact hours, and more.


Leesburg, VA, Philadelphia, Baltimore

Price range: $1795


These courses, guaranteed to run on their scheduled date, provide 35 contact hours, an 1,800-question exam simulator, in-class mock exam, breakfast and lunch. A guarantee applies. If you bring four friends, you attend free.

Rita Mulcahy

Chicago, Denver, Phoenix, Washington DC, Atlanta, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Cary, Los Angeles,

Portland, Tampa, Seattle, Dayton, Charlotte

Price range: $1300


The emphasis in this course is to minimize the amount of study time required. Sixteen hours of instruction (contact hours) are provided during two 8-to-5 days. The course includes games, exercises, case studies and other tools to help you understand—NOT MEMORIZE—the concepts necessary to pass the PMP® exam. As with many classes, a guarantee applies.


Arlington, Atlanta, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Dallas, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Seattle, and virtually (via GotoMeeting)

Price range: $2447


This four-day class provides 35+ contact hours and uses a blend of traditional, virtual and e-learning components. Past winner of PMI’s Provider of the Year award for Continuing Education. Classes are guaranteed to run. Class includes six months of unlimited access to the company’s e-learning facilities. A guarantee applies. Also included are:

  • The PMP® Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try, by Velociteach CEO, Andy Crowe
  • a course workbook containing quizzes, exercises and interactive lessons
  • 11 comprehensive memory device aids (for associated Knowledge Areas)
  • a set of 250 flash cards
  • a six-page laminated Quick Reference Guide
  • a five-CD set of audio discussions by Andy Crowe, Louis Alderman and Bill Yates
  • total of over 1,800 practice exam questions
  • access to a 1 hour Pre-class webinar with an instructor prior to class
  • assistance with exam application
  • group onsite training available in 3 or 4 day format

Global Knowledge

Birmingham, Phoenix, Tempe ,Anaheim, Irvine, Los Angeles, Redwood City, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Clara, Denver, Hartford, Washington, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Atlanta, Honolulu, Des Moines, Boise, Chicago (Downtown), Chicago (Schaumburg), Oak Brook, Indianapolis, Kansas City, New Orleans, Boston, Baltimore, Columbia (MD), Rockville, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Minneapolis, St. Louise, Charlotte, Raleigh, Omaha, Edison, Morristown, Princeton, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Albany, New York, Rochester, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Oklahoma City, Portland, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Charleston, Nashville, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Richardson, San Antonio, Salt Lake City, Dulles, Herndon, Norfolk, Richmond, Tysons Corner, Seattle, Madison, Milwaukee

Price range: $2995


This course includes 600 practice questions, flash cards for each knowledge area, concept-reinforcement exercises, reference charts, and an audio CD of key concepts. As is the case with some other providers, this course is also available online in a self-paced fashion. A money-back guarantee applies.


Albany (Georgia), Albany, Albuquerque, Allentown, Anchorage, Arlington, Atlanta, Aurora, Austin, Baltimore/Linthicum, Barrie, Baton Rouge, Bellevue, Bentonville, Bloomington, Boise, Boston/Waltham, Buffalo, Calgary, Cedar Rapids, Charleston, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Chicago, Cincinnati/Blue Ash, Claremont, Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Columbia (South Carolina), Columbia, Columbus (Georgia), Columbus, Dallas/Ft Worth (Irving), Dallas/Ft Worth (Keller), Dallas/Ft Worth (Plano)f, Dallas/Ft Worth (Richardson), Dallas/Ft Worth, Dayton, Daytona Beach, Denver, Detroit, Dover, Duluth/Alpharetta, Edison-Piscataway/Somerset, Edmonton, El Paso, Elk River, Eugene, Fort Collins, Fort Lauderdale, Fort McMurray, Fort Wayne, Frederick, Fredericksburg, Gaithersburg, Grand Rapids, Greensboro, Greenville, Groton, Halifax, Hamilton, Hartford, Henderson, Hillsborough, Honolulu, Houston, Huntsville, Idaho Falls, Indianapolis, Iowa City, Irvine, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Lexington, Lincoln, Little Rock, London, Long Beach, Los Angeles-Rosemead, Louisville, Madison, Mechanicsburg/Harrisburg, Melbourne, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Mississauga, Moncton, Montgomery, Montreal, Moon Township, Morgantown, Naples, Nashua, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, North Scottsdale, Oak Hill, Olympia, Omaha, Orlando, Ottawa, Overland Park, Parsippany, Pensacola, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Pleasanton, Portland, Princeton, Raleigh, Redmond, Regina, Richland, Richmond, Rochester (Minnesota), Rochester, Rockford, Sacramento, Salem, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose-Mountain View, San Luis Obispo, San Ramon, Saskatoon, Savannah, Seattle, Seattle/Everett, Seattle/Kent, Seattle/Kirkland, Seattle/Renton, Simi Valley, Spokane, Springfield, St. Louis, Stamford, Tacoma, Tallahassee, Tampa, Toronto/Mississauga, Toronto, Troy, Tucson, Tulsa, Vancouver-BC, Vancouver-WA, Vaughan, Virginia Beach, Walnut Creek, Warner Robins, Warwick, Washington D.C. (Fairfax), Waterloo (Kitchener/Cambridge), Waukegan, West Des Moines, West Palm Beach, Weston, Wichita, Wilmington, Windsor, Winnipeg, Winston-Salem, Worcester

Price range: $1899/$1999


This 4-day classroom experience provides

  • 40 contact hours
  • a tool for calculating work experience
  • a free additional online prep course
  • more than 800 exam practice questions (four full 200-question exams presented with a realistic exam simulator)
  • pre-test evaluations to determine your readiness for each test
  • lunches

Weekend courses are available in some cities.

Learning Tree International

Alexandria, New York, Toronto, Reston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Rockville, New York, Ottawa, Los Angeles

Price range: $2950 (commercial); $2650 (government)


Approximately 40 percent of this course is spent in a series of individual practice workshops and simulated exams. This course awards 35 contact hours. Students also have the option of attending live classes via the web.

Cheetah Learning

Baltimore (Hanover), Irvine (Foothill Ranch), Chicago (Downers Grove), Washington DC (Fairfax), Washington, DC (Arlington), Atlanta, San Francisco (Burlingame), Philadelphia (King of Prussia), Hartford (Windsor), Tampa (Temple Terrace), New York (Jersey City), Baltimore (Hanover), Raleigh, Columbus, Renton, Edison, Fayetteville, Boston (Waltham), Sacramento (Elk Grove)

Price range: $3500


Cheetah’s five-day course is available worldwide. Material is updated monthly. Cheetah recently received PMI Provider of the Year for its Accelerated PMP® Exam Prep Program. A guarantee applies.

Intense School

Price range: $3895.99 ($1000.99 GSA discount available)

Baltimore, Dulles, Las Vegas, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego


This course lives up to the name of its provider and provides 35 contact hours. The concept is that you can take the exam on the fifth day of the five-day camp, something few vendors offer. The vendor has a point, in that much of what is covered in class is forgotten soon afterward. However, advance study is strongly advised. Included are pre-shipped class materials, practice questions, your exam registration and voucher fee, one year of PMI membership if you are not already a member, and “hundreds” of study questions and group study sessions.