Professional Development

Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Prep

Complete the educational requirement to sit for the Project Management Professional certification exam in just five Saturdays! And we guarantee your success! If you don't pass the PMP® certification exam, you could be eligible to retake the class for free!*

Course Structure
This proven and effective course is offered at USF Tampa on an open enrollment basis. No application required! Instructors are Project Management Professionals® (PMPs) with extensive project management application and educational experience in a variety of industries.

Who Should Attend?
Busy professionals who want to prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam and prefer an accelerated approach.

  • For those who are just starting out, it offers study guidelines, a framework for understanding how the exam is organized, and help in making plans to prepare for the PMP® exam.
  • Those in the middle of preparation will find guidance on program management issues and explanations of topics often tested on the exam.
  • If participants need that last push before taking the exam, this course provides exam tips and a good reference for key terms and topics that others have found difficult.

What You Will Learn
Participants will learn testing techniques and complete sample test questions that will help them pass the exam and obtain the PMP® designation.

What You Will Earn
The course applies toward the 35 hours of project management education requirement to sit for the PMP® exam.

For information on the PMP® certification requirements visit,

Cost of Attendance
$1,895 for the course
Effective Monday, July 2, 2018 new registrations include a parking permit in the cost of attendance. Please review your registration receipt for additional information.

USF Alumni, USF Faculty & Staff, USF Faculty & Staff Family Members, USF Students and Veterans are eligible to receive 10 percent discount on CTPE courses. How to Receive the Discount.

The following books will be provided in class: Achieve PMP® Exam Success and Achieve PMP® Exam Success Participant Guide. Students MUST bring to class A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

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Preparation Course Instructor
Michael A. Giacalone, PMP, is president of Solution Dynamics, a systems implementation consulting firm. Mr. Giacalone is a management and services professional with more than 25 years of diverse financial, operations, services management, system implementation and testing experience. He has successfully implemented solutions in the transportation, utilities, financial services, and small-to-large software and service providers

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*You must have 100 percent class attendance and have received a minimum of 80 percent on the final practice exam to be eligible to retake the class for free.

PMP® and PMBOK® Guide are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.