PMP Certification Prep at the University of Dallas

PMP Certification Prep at the University of Dallas

Advance your career in project management!

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is a proven way to enhance your resume, elevate your career potential, and boost your earnings. PMP credential holders have the following benefits: Earn a higher salary: According to PMI, PMP® credential holders in the US earn 25% more than those without a PMP certification.

Take advantage of our flexible payment plan option to make your tuition more manageable. Click on "Payment Options" below for more details on this payment option. 
  • Earn a prestigious certification recognized around the globe. 
  • Build transferable skills and knowledge between industries, market segments, and geographic locations.
  • Gain an advantage over non-certified project managers. 
  • Prove your project management knowledge, commitment, and experience.
  • Join a global network of over 1,000,000 PMP credential holders.

Learn more about PMP certification benefits at .

Prepare to pass the PMP® exam. 

Our PMP Certification course prepares you for the rigorous PMP exam. This intensive 13-week program combines expert instruction with  The CertWise® Learning System for PMP ®  Exam Preparation  training materials and meets PMI's 35 contact hour PMP Exam requirement. Our professor Jim Price, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPTD, CDE, PMI-ACP, PMP, teaches this intensive program and brings practical and real-life examples into the classroom. Our course will help you learn faster, retain more knowledge, and stay on track for success on the PMP exam.

This class will:

  • Expand your project management knowledge and skills, filling in any gaps you may have. These skills are transferable between industries, market segments, and geographic locations. 
  • Teach you the current best practices for managing your projects. 
  • Build confidence for leadership roles and decision-making.
  • Provides a digital badge shareable on LinkedIn and social media to showcase your completion of graduate-level learning.

Please note: PMP, PMI and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Learn more about this program:

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Senior Human Resources Leader & Partner, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Jim is part of the People and Culture leadership team for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, one of the reserve banks that, along with the Board of Governors, constitutes the central bank of the United States, aka "The Fed." In his role, he helps shape HR strategy and advises senior leadership to support the Bank's mission.  Prior to joining The Fed, Jim was a Senior Vice President in Human Resources at Citi, serving as a senior advisor to executives responsible for Global Operations Strategy, Consumer Learning, Consumer Location & Supplier Strategy, and Global Citi Service Centers while also providing HR oversight to leaders of 37 North American sites and 47,000 employees. Before that, Jim was a Human Resources Director at The M/A/R/C Group, a member of the Omnicom Group. Currently, he also serves as President of The Price Group LLC and as an Adjunct Faculty member in the University of Dallas Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business, where he has taught courses in Leadership, Management, Human Resources, and Professional Development and helped launch the Executive Education PMP program. 

Jim earned an MBA and a graduate certificate in Human Resources Management from the University of Dallas and holds certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Human Resources Credentialing Institute; a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional; a Certified Professional in Talent Development by the Association of Talent Development; a Certified Diversity Executive by the Institute for Diversity Certification; and a Certified Agile Practitioner, Disciplined Agile Scrum Master, and Professional in Project Management by the Project Management Institute. Among other experiences, Jim is a graduate of civic programs such as Leadership Denton and the Leadership Arts Institute. In addition to frequently working with community and diversity organizations, Jim has presented at numerous leadership and diversity conferences. Jim's core expertise includes the breadth and depth of Human Resources/Human Capital Management; Organizational Behavior, Effectiveness, and Development; Talent Development and Performance Management; Diversity and Inclusion; Leadership Training; Executive Coaching; Career Guidance; and Project Management. When not working, teaching, or writing his dissertation related to diversity climate and the construct of thriving at work, Jim is a fine art mosaicist and can usually be found in the studio with his English cocker spaniel and a pile of smalti.

This 13-session course is held online via Zoom with a live instructor. Students attend online sessions for lecture and discusssion, and complete assigned work on their own between the live sessions. 

The class capacity is limited to 20 students to ensure the best educational experience. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, so complete your registration today!

  • Class Dates: September 9 - December 9, 2024
    • Skips Thanksgiving week
  • Times: 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. CT (Monday evenings)
  • Modality: Online live instruction via Zoom
  • Registration deadlines:
    • Early-bird: August 9, 2024
    • Standard: August 31, 2024

Tuition includes the thirteen virtual Monday evening online live courses, and all course materials required to participate in the class. Tuition fee does not include cost of the PMP certification exam.


  • $2,500 - Standard Tuition
  • $2,250 - Discounted Tuition 


Students can qualify for an early bird discount by completing the registration process (including full payment) by the early bird deadline. The early bird period ends 30 days from the start of the class. To qualify for the early bird discount, students must fill out and submit the online application form and submit payment before the early bird deadline (see registration deadline section for deadline information). 

  • $2,250 - Standard Tuition
  • $2,000 - Discounted Tuition

OTHER DISCOUNTS: The University offers discounts to UD Alumni and Students, UD Employees, Government Employees (federal and local), US Veterans, and PMI or PMI Dallas Chapter members. To qualify for the discount, students must provide an active .edu or .gov email, UD ID, or membership number.


The maximum class capacity is 20 students. We reserve seats in class on a first-come, first-served basis. To secure a spot in the course, you must fill out the online application form and submit your payment. Application forms without payment do not guarantee a spot in class. 

  • Early-bird registration deadline: August 9, 2024
  • Standard Registration deadline: August 31, 2024

The University of Dallas accepts the following forms of payment: 

  • Cash payments: Our Office of Finance receives cash payments during regular business hours.
  • Credit/Debit card payments: We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express using our online payment portal.
  • Check payments: Make the check payable to "University of Dallas," write the student's name and id number in the memo, and mail it to University of Dallas - Business Office, 1845 E. Northgate Drive, Irving, TX 75062.
  • Letters of Credit or Sponsorship Forms: Please get in touch with Jennifer Howard at for more information on this option.
  • Payment Arrangement: We have a payment arrangement option for students who need a little help. This option divides Tuition into multiple payments. Executive Education students who wish to participate must complete and fill out the Payment Arrangement section of the application to enroll in this option.

How payment arrangements work: Payments are billed monthly. You submit the first payment when you sign up for the payment arrangement. You can make all subsequent payments before the due date. The University must receive all payments in the agreement before releasing any certificate or transcript.


  • Tuition Rate: $2,500
    • Requires an initial payment of $700 plus two additional payments of $700, and a final payment of $400.
  • Tuition Rate: $2,250
    • Requires an initial payment of $700 plus two additional payments of $700, and a final payment of $150.
  • Tuition Rate: $2,000
    • Requires an initial payment of $700 plus one additional payment of $700, and a final payment of $600.


Your first payment establishes your payment schedule. It is highly recommended you submit your first payment immediately to secure your space in class. The last day you can submit your payment is 10-days prior to the class's start date. The list below shows the payment due dates based on the first payment.

Your tuition amount determines if your tuition will be split into three or four payments. If your tuition is $2,500 or $2,250 you will make four payments. If your tuition is $2,000 you will make three payments. 

Payment Arrangement Due Dates by Month Started

Month Payment 1 Payment 2 Payment 3 Payment 4
April  April 30 May 30 June 30 July 30
May May 30 June 30 July 30 Aug. 30
June June 30 July 30 Aug. 30 Sept. 30
July July 30 Aug. 30 Sept. 30 Oct. 30
August Aug 31 Sept. 30 Oct. 30 Nov. 30

For example, if you start your payment arrangement in April here is what your payment schedule would look like: 

    • Tuition of $2,000: This tuition amount is split into three payments. The first payment of $700 is due before the end of the month. The second payment is due by May 30, and the final payment is due by June 30, 2024. 
    • Tuition of $2,500 or $2,250: This tuition amount is split into four payments. The first payment of $700 is due before the end of the month. The second payment is due by May 30, the third payment is due by June 30, and the final payment is due by July 30, 2024. 

Important clarifications:

  • To qualify for the early-bird tuition rates: We must receive your application and payment before the early-bird deadlines. No payment arrangement is available for the early-bird rates after the deadlines.
  • To submit payment: You will be taken to our payment portal to submit your payment upon completing the application form.

PMP Digital BadgeThe Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a globally recognized certification, with over 1,000,000 certified individuals. Earning your PMP shows potential employers, peers, and colleagues that you have a thorough understanding of the project management body of knowledge/standards.  

A career in project management offers a variety of jobs across industries, incredible growth potential and excellent compensation. Skilled project management professionals are in a prime position to benefit from:

  • a projected 1.57 million new project management jobs created around the world each year through 2020, according to the Project Management Talent Gap Report;
  • a global network of over 700,000 PMP® credential holders; and
  • a median salary in excess of $100,000.

PMP certification is a proven way to enhance your resume, elevate your career potential, and boost your earnings. The PMP certification is recognized around the globe and PMP credential holders in the United States can earn upward of 25% more annually than non-credentialed job holders. 

Who should take this program and pursue PMP certification? 

  • Experienced individuals who collaborate on or manage projects. 
  • For individuals who want a career in project management, but don't have experience, should pursue the CAPM certification.

For more information visit PMI's PMP Certification web page.

Our course is designed to prepare individuals for the PMP exam. The PMP is highly recommended for experienced project managers looking to advance their skills, career, and earning potential. Candidates must meet education and experience requirements detailed in "Eligibility requirements to qualify for PMP" section, agree to a professional code of conduct, and pass the PMP Exam. Benefits include: 

  • Learn from our experienced and certified PMP instructors.
  • This course covers the three domains tested on the PMP exam, including the Agile/Hybrid and Predictive content.
  • Prepare for class and the exam with The CertWise Learning System for PMP® Exam Preparation, included in tuition. This interactive study program includes printed and online study materials, online quizzes, flashcards, PMP practice exam, and more. You will have access to the online study tools for an entire year.
  • Discuss topics and network with peers from a variety of industries.
  • Stay on track to complete your PMP studies with our structured learning environment.
  • Meet the 35-hour project management education prerequisite.
  • Take advantage of your employer’s tuition reimbursement program.

PMI's New Body of Knowledge

 The new body of knowledge as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI) effective January 2, 2021 consists of 3 domains, and 35 tasks. PMI defines domains and tasks as follows:

  • Domain: Defined as the high-level knowledge area that is essential to the practice of project management.
  • Task: The underlying responsibilities of the project manager within each domain area.

The new exam will cover the domains at the following percentages:

  • People 42%
  • Process 50%
  • Business Environment 8%

Below is a list from PMI of the domains and tasks. Approximately half of the new examination will represent predictive project management approaches. The other half will represent hybrid or agile project management approaches. All of these approaches will be found throughout the three domain areas and are not isolated to any particular domain or task.

  • Domain I People—42%
    • Task 1:  Manage conflict
    • Task 2: Lead a team
    • Task 3: Support team performance
    • Task 4: Empower team members and stakeholders
    • Task 5: Ensure team members/stakeholders are adequately trained
    • Task 6: Build a team
    • Task 7: Address and remove impediments, obstacles, and blockers for the team
    • Task 8: Negotiate project agreements
    • Task 9: Collaborate with stakeholders
    • Task 10: Build shared understanding
    • Task 11: Engage and support virtual teams
    • Task 12: Define team ground rules
    • Task 13: Mentor relevant stakeholders
    • Task 14: Promote team performance through the application of emotional intelligence
  • Domain II Process—50%
    • Task 1: Execute project with the urgency required to deliver business value
    • Task 2: Manage communications
    • Task 3: Assess and manage risks
    • Task 4: Engage stakeholders
    • Task 5: Plan and manage budget and resources
    • Task 6: Plan and manage schedule
    • Task 7: Plan and manage quality of products/deliverables
    • Task 8: Plan and manage scope
    • Task 9: Integrate project planning activities
    • Task 10: Manage project changes
    • Task 11: Plan and manage procurement
    • Task 12: Manage project artifacts
    • Task 13: Determine appropriate project methodology/methods and practices
    • Task 14: Establish project governance structure
    • Task 15: Manage project issues
    • Task 16: Ensure knowledge transfer for project continuity
    • Task 17: Plan and manage project/phase closure or transitions
  • Domain III: Business Environment—8%
    • Task 1: Plan and manage project compliance
    • Task 2: Evaluate and deliver project benefits and value
    • Task 3: Evaluate and address external business environment changes for impact on scope
    • Task 4: Support organizational change

More information can be found in PMI's Exam Content Outline.

 Included in your course registration fees, you will receive The CertWise Learning System for PMP® Exam Preparation. This premium quality program combines comprehensive reading materials with interactive online study tools to expand, apply and solidify your knowledge to pass the PMP exam.

Comprehensive Reading Materials

  • Printed books provide an in-depth exploration of the three domains tested on the PMP exam.
  • A glossary of key PMP terminology is included at the end of each chapter, with official PMI® definitions.
  • Progress check questions are included at the end of each chapter to help students check their understanding and retention of topics.
  • Topics are presented in a concise, easy-to-understand format to cover the PMP® Examination Content Outline and are organized to follow the PMBOK® Guide—Seventh Edition.
  • Interactive Online Study Tools

Participants will have access to interactive online study tools for one year. These tools provide participants with an opportunity to apply and reinforce concepts, evaluate their knowledge, and monitor their growth throughout the course. Over 900 practice questions are included in the following online tools:

  • Pre-test: Evaluate initial knowledge to identify areas of strength and weakness and focus studies.
  • SmartStudy™: Build a customized study plan to optimize study time.
  • Chapter Quizzes: Test comprehension, retention, and ability to apply concepts.
  • Process Group Quizzes: Practice test questions by domain area.
  • Flashcards: Review important key terms and definitions.
  • Practice Exam: Build confidence and set your pace with a timed practice exam.
  • Progress Reports: Track your activities and scores.
  • Resource Center: Access helpful test-taking tips, PMP exam resources, feedback links, and more.

Earning your PMP Certification is a commitment, and that's why it is valuable. Do you have real-world project management experience that's led to success? Great—you’ve finished the hardest part. Before you apply, make sure you meet of the following sets of PMP Certification requirements:

Pathway 1:

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

Pathway 2: 

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

Information pulled directly from PMI website. 

About the Exam:

  • 180 questions (175 scored questions + 5 unscored/pre-test questions.)
  • 230 minutes to complete the exam.
  • You have a choice of Computer-Based Testing (CBT) administered by Pearson VUE testing centers (paper-based testing is avialable under limited circumstances), or an Online Proctored Test (OPT) in the comfort of your own home or office while being monitored via webcam and microphone.
  • Two 10-minute breaks for computer-based tests. No scheduled breaks for paper-based exams.
  • Exam content weighted by the three domains from the PMP® Examination Content Outline: People (42%), Process (50%), Business Environment (8%.)
  • Exam eligibility period is one-year from your exam application approval date. You may test three times in 1-year.
  • You will receive a printed copy of your exam results immediately after completing your CBT exam. This will include pass/fail status and a proficiency level by domain (Profiecient, Moderately Proficient, Below Proficient.)

For complete details regarding the PMP eligibility requirements and PMP exam, visit PMI's website. Link found in the In This Section list.

PMP Renewal Requirements:

Maintaining your PMP certification requires you to earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) over a 3-year cycle. For detailed information about the process visit the PMI webpage on 

Click here to read a public disclosure about this course. 

Please Note: PMP, PMI, and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.