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Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

The maximum transfer credit award possible from this specific internal recommendation is 9 semester hours (SH); individual transfer credit award will vary based on the requirements of a student's selected degree program, any additional documents submitted for transfer credit evaluation (TCE), and the University's TCE policies.

Any credit awarded from this internal recommendation is considered nontraditional transfer credit.


Undergraduate students must be pursuing one of the following programs at the University:

  • Any undergraduate level degree program

Students are most likely to maximize their transfer credit award if they are pursuing one of the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Security
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management


  • A student has met the terms of the agreement and is eligible for possible TCE review if they are a currently certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute (PMI) and they have not yet had an Initial TCE completed.
  • If an Initial TCE has already been prepared and the student became a certified PMP through the PMI after the official evaluation was completed, they can send in the updated paperwork. A TCE Update Request Form must also be submitted to initiate the review process.
  • If a student changes their degree program, they are eligible for a review of their PMI certification for possible transfer credit.
  • If a student has already had an Initial TCE completed, their documentation has already been reviewed, and no additional paperwork is to be submitted, they are NOT eligible for this internal policy.

Certification Requirements for Transfer Credit:

  • PMP certification is only valid up until the expiration date indicated on the certificate.
  • To qualify for this internal policy, a student must have a valid certification at the time their TCE is completed. For example, a student with a PMP certification expiring in December of 2012 who requests their Initial TCE in July 2012 would qualify; however, if that same student was to request a Program Change in 2013, the existing certification on file would no longer be considered valid, and transfer credit would not be awarded without a new, valid PMP certification being submitted.

Students must send in a copy of their PMP certification from the PMI along with a TCE Application. Documentation of valid certification may make a student eligible for the following transfer credit recommendation depending on their specific undergraduate degree program requirements:

APUS Transfer Credit RecommendationAPUS SH
ITMG321 - Information Technology Project Management3 SH
ITMG322 - Project Management Using MS Project3 SH
ITMG490 - IT Management: Independent Study3 SH

Please note:

This internal recommendation policy is valid for the programs listed which may be reviewed each catalog year and credit recommendations may change if the programs or internal recommendation policies are altered and/or re-evaluated.