Applicants must meet specific educational and/or work experience criteria at the time they submit their application in order to be eligible to take the RTPM exam. The requirements are outlined below.
Applicants must qualify for one of the following options:
Option 1: One year of Project Management Experience in ICT* AND hold one of the following current BICSI credentials (RCDD, DCDC, OSP, INSTC, INSTF, TECH).
Option 2: Two years of Project Management Experience in ICT.*
Option 3: Three years of ICT industry experience** including one year of managing or supervising ICT projects.*
Option 4: Hold a current Project Management certification or a degree*** in Project or Construction Management AND one year of ICT industry experience.**
*Project Management Experience in ICT includes the following project phases:
Obtain and review specific project information
- Create initial project budget estimation
- Develop project proposal
- Create and assemble project deliverables
- Perform project administrative activities
- Manage project implementation
- Communicate project status to stakeholders (Communication Plan)
**ICT industry experience includes design or installation of technology pathways, spaces, and infrastructure, consisting of cabling and wireless systems, that support data transfer and data signaling between, and the interconnection of, communication, data processing, data display, or information gathering devices of various systems. These systems can include audio-visual, telecommunications, safety and security, computer networking, and building automation.
***The degree must be from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or foreign equivalent.
Exam application fee:
$510 - BICSI Member
$725 - Nonmember
*includes first exam attempt through Pearson Vue.
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