Preparation to
PMP® certification

PMI® Authorized training partner atp premier

PMI® Official Program

PMI® Authorized Training Partner Calliopée has authority to deliver the official PMP® training program. Online Instructor-led sessions in French and English. PMI-Approved Instructor. See the course in french

Course content

9 sessions of 4 hours in group or private sessions. You can follow the course at your own pace over half days.

24/7 support

We will accompany you to your exam, during our courses, outside the sessions and beyond.

Online with PMI-Approved Instructor

August 2023

course details:

Course fees:

  • Self-learning + coaching: CHF 1’790.-
  • Group course: CHF 3’100.-
  • Private course: CHF 4’500.-
  • Exam and membership fees: CHF 500.-
What is the context of PMI® certification?

More than ever, companies are looking for certified project managers who have a standardised approach to project management and are familiar with the techniques and tools recognised by international standards.
According to the PMI® 2021 Talent Gap Report, there is a shortage of project management talent.

Until 2030, an annual global demand for an additional 2.3 million project management professionals is expected.

Many sectors are becoming increasingly project-oriented. The growth of all these sectors is leading to an increased demand for project management skills, which will create even more project management jobs over the next ten years.

This makes it more important than ever to prepare for the world’s leading PMP® (Project Management Professional) certification.
(Project Management Professional) certification.

The PMP® certification will show international and local companies that you have achieved a level of excellence in both predictive (waterfall, traditional) and agile project management.

What are the benefits of the training?

Thanks to our hybrid course model (online with face-to-face support) this training is adapted to your needs in terms of duration, schedule and location. You can also manage your budget as you wish.

This live, interactive online training programme offers you

1. A PMI approved instructor.

You will be accompanied throughout the programme by a PMI approved trainer with 25 years of project management experience and a reputation for her ability to engage participants and deliver courses in a dynamic, caring and results-oriented manner. You will be coached to acquire all the tips to succeed. You will never be alone. You will stay in touch with your trainer to ensure your success by receiving answers to your questions during your revision.

2. A complete programme

The formula of videos, documents, checklists, application on the exam questions through the simulator and the 300+ questions specially prepared by PMI®, allows you to acquire all the tools and techniques recognized worldwide in a complete and thorough way.

This program of excellence takes you to the next level in terms of project management and recognition of your skills.

3. A high success rate

This programme, developed by PMI®, complies with the requirements of the exam and therefore with international standards in project management. It is recognised worldwide.

It has been complemented by videos of techniques and tools developed by Calliopée, which over the past 15 years has supported more than 3,000 people through online, face-to-face and coaching courses. The average satisfaction rate of course evaluations is 95%.

4. PMI Certificate of Achievement

At the end of your 9 x 4 hour team or individual sessions, you will receive this Certificate of Achievement which you can present to your employer, clients or customers as an interim achievement until you obtain PMP® certification after passing the exam.

This Certificate of Achievement will prove to your stakeholders that you have acquired all the tools and techniques as well as the good practices recommended by the international standard in project management. It is not a diploma issued by a local training organisation, it is an international recognition that will open doors for you even before you have passed the exam.

What are the prerequisites for taking the PMP?

    You have 3 years’ experience in project management, even if you do not have the title of project manager.
    You have a university degree or equivalent.
    You want to develop your project management skills and be recognised as a professional project manager in your region or internationally.


    You have 5 years of experience in project management, even if you do not have the title of project manager.
    You have a secondary school diploma or equivalent

    Who is this course for?

    You are a PMP candidate
    You are a mid-level project manager who wants to grow (but not necessarily become certified)
    You are a project manager who needs the training requirements for PMP certification.
    You are an active project manager who wants to strengthen your knowledge of agile and hybrid approaches.

    Precautions to take into account

    It is important to pay attention to the institute in which you decide to take your PMP training.

    The PMP certification exam has changed in January 2021 and the content is now 50% agile. In addition, it is no longer process oriented but People (Team Management and Stakeholder Engagement), Predictive and Agile Content, and Business (Value Assessment, Compliance, Organizational Structures) oriented.

    PMI has developed a very close relationship with its ATP Partners, which allows the accredited institutes (ATP) to benefit from all the material and content updates as the exam changes.

    Why choose us?

    With Calliopée Formation, you are in the right place.

    Calliopée Formation has opted for the maximum partnership, ATP Premier, which gives us, in addition to constantly updated course material, batches of more than 300 sample exam questions and questions on which you will practice during the course.

    Our direct contact with PMI allows us to quickly get answers to the sometimes tricky questions related to our participants’ situations. Indeed, your experience, your diplomas, the type of projects you have carried out up to now are all important subjects to register for the exam.


    When does the course start?

    Immediately after your online registration, you will receive access to the

    ProjectMaster platform developed by Calliopée, containing 50 videos, documents and templates

    Within 24 hours of your registration, you will receive a contact message to define together the dates that suit you, as well as two additional accesses:

    1 access to the PMI® platform containing all course materials, 15 videos, templates and checklists or access to the PMP® exam self-preparation platform on demand

    1 access to the exam simulator

    The course sessions will alternate between presentations by the PMI® approved trainer, group and individual exercises, exam Q&A sessions, video viewing and discussion sessions.

    Prior to each course session, you will need to prepare for the content covered during the sessions in order to get the most out of the discussions.

    At the end of the course, you will receive a PMI® recognised certificate of achievement, which, after completing the satisfaction survey, will give you the 35 pre-approved contact hours needed to register for the exam.

    Our training offer

    ProjectMaster Excellence 2 in 1

    Official PMP® certification preparation programme designed by PMI® with our video course programme, available in English or French.

    1. The PMI® course platform

    • PMP® exam preparation content developed by PMI®.
    • Self-preparation program for certification.
    • Exercises, documents and resources 

    You will have access to the PMI® platform for a full year.

    2. The ProjectMaster course platform (FR or EN)

    – 50+ videos of tools and techniques developed by Calliopée.

    – Documents, templates, slides.

    – Tests and exercises.

    You will have unlimited access to the continuously updated video platform.
    See the programme in french

    3. The exam simulator (FR or EN)

    X-AM exam simulator developed by STS and continuously updated, in which you can practice on more than 1’500 exam questions and prepare yourself as if in an exam situation in order to evaluate your progress. You will have access to this simulator for 1 year.

    4. Certificate of achievement stamped PMI

    At the end of your 9 x 4 hour team or individual sessions, you will receive this Certificate of Achievement which you can present to your employer, clients or customers as an intermediate achievement while waiting for the PMP certification which you will obtain after passing the exam.

    This Certificate of Achievement will prove to your stakeholders that you have acquired all the tools and techniques as well as the good practices recommended by PMI. It is an international recognition that will open doors for you even before you pass the exam.

    how much does the course cost?

    Summary of the program’s benefits

    It is because Calliopée has developed an « ATP Premier » partnership that we are able to offer you all these bonuses.
    Only « ATP Premier » members receive all these advantages.

    Official PMI® Program

    Online course developed by PMI® and animated live by a PMI® certified teacher (FR & EN). A PMI-ATP exclusive.


    Contact hours

    35 hours of live lessons. Calliopee will give you all the tools you need to be eligible for the exam.

    Flexible schedule

    You can participate in additional sessions at no extra cost. Exclusive to Calliopée Formation.


    Official course material

    Access for one year to the course material (workbook, videos, Q&A, checklists, document & templates, self-assessment) FR & EN.

    Exam simulator

    The simulator contains 1’500+ questions and allows you to prepare as if you were in an exam situation, (1 year access).

    300+ exam questions

    Very similar to the types of questions you will have on the exam. Directly provided and updated by PMI®. Exclusive to PMI-ATP Premier.

    Course platform

    To reinforce your learning, you have access to our ProjectMaster programme of on-demand video courses. Exclusive to ProjectMaster.

    Certificate of achievement

    You get a certificate of completion before you have even passed your PMP®. So you leave the course with real recognition. Exclusive to PMI-ATP.

    24/7 expert advice

    As a participant in the programme, you can ask your questions continuously and receive a quick answer. Exclusive to ProjectMaster.

    PMP® Certification
    They speak about us

    To guarantee your success, we do everything possible: exchange, availability, quality of material, result orientation, stimulating atmosphere, etc. Those who have taken our courses and succeeded speak better than we do!

    « I attended the project management course held by Patricia. I recommend her as a very enthusiastic and confident speaker giving comprehensive insight into traditional project management, following newest PMBOK guidelines…


    Scientific Project Manager , Universitätsspital

    « J’ai réussi l’examen PMP avec le résultat « above target » et je suis très heureux de partager cela avec vous ! Je vous remercie pour votre training qui m’a permis de réussir ! »


    Data Scientist, Genève

    « J’ai réussi la certification PMP® deux semaines seulement après la fin du cours ! J’ai suivi vos conseils et cela a payé ! L’entreprise qui m’a engagée encourage les chef·fe·s de projet à se certifier PMP® »



    « I made it! Je suis super contente ! C’était cool de voir « congratulations sur l’écran après ces 4 heures de questions ! J’ai eu 100% de questions situationnelles et la clé pour moi c’était la logique derrière tout cela et vous nous avez vraiment très bien préparés durant le cours ! Merci pour tout, c’était génial ! »


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    Preparation to certification PMP®

    Questions fréquemment posées

    How will I get the certificate proving my 35 contact hours?

    If you opt for group or individual coaching, a certificate of achievement will be issued at the end of the course. You will have to complete the end of course evaluation to validate the 35 contact hours. The 35 hours will be credited automatically as Calliopée is a PMI® partner and the 35 hours are automatically approved. If you decide to do more than 35 hours to prepare yourself further, we will be able to issue the course certificate before you stop coming to the course sessions and so you can already register for the exam and continue to prepare with us until the exam date.

    If you opt for the PMP® self-preparation programme on demand, your certificate of achievement will be issued after you have completed the entire programme on the platform.

    Is the exam registration fee included in the price of your preparation programme?

    No, the exam fee is not included in the course price. As a PMI-ATP, we can sell you an Exam + Membership package (price list on our website alongside the programme prices). You will then need to register for the exam individually.

    How long will I have access to the 3 platforms: PMI®, ProjectMaster, Exam Simulator?

    Access to the PMI®, ProjectMaster and X-AM Exam Simulator platforms will be valid for 1 year.

    Are the live online sessions recorded?

    In order to respect the confidentiality of the participants and to favour an interaction without constraint, the live course sessions, led by the PMI® certified instructor, are not recorded. Recording is possible on a case-by-case basis, depending on the subjects dealt with and the agreement of all participants

    What happens if I can't attend a class because of unforeseen circumstances?

    Our unique format allows you to come to scheduled sessions and attend additional sessions if needed. To be eligible for the PMP® exam, you must have attended at least 9 four-hour sessions and you can attend more if you wish, during a one-year period, depending on the availability of courses and the number of people enrolled. So, if you have an unforeseen problem and cannot attend one of the 9 planned sessions, you can attend a later session with another group.

    What happens if I have registered and can no longer attend the course?

    Our unique format allows you to take the required 35 hours of classes in one calendar year. It seems unlikely that you will not be able to find suitable dates in such a large time frame. However, if you are unable to attend the course, we will assess the options and, as a last resort, apply the cancellation policy: registrations cancelled up to two weeks before the start of the course will receive a full refund. Registrations cancelled up to 7 working days before the start of the course will receive a 50% refund and cancellations made within 7 working days of the first day of the course will not be refunded. In all cases, we prefer to make alternative arrangements on another date if you wish. If you decide to postpone your enrolment for a year or more, the access we have given you will no longer be valid. You will then only have to pay the access fee for the 3 platforms again and we will not charge you any additional fees for attending the 35 hour course requirement. However, we reserve the right to charge you an additional fee to validate your attendance beyond the required 35 hours. This will only be done if you postpone your course attendance by one year or more.

    How are the course sessions organized?

    If you opt for group coaching, the course sessions are organized in 9 sessions of 4 hours and are delivered online in a live virtual course environment led by a PMI® certified instructor.
    5 lessons (general topics) are covered to work on the 3 areas listed in the exam content plan (People, Process, Business Environment). Before coming to the sessions, you should have covered the topics listed in each session by reading and watching videos. During the course, parts of the presentations will be given by your instructor, group work will be conducted among the participants, discussion sessions will take place, and the periods devoted to working on the exam questions will be handled in an interactive and dynamic way.

    If you opt for individual coaching, the same content as for group coaching will be covered but the schedule will be defined according to your availability.

    And if you prefer to work independently and benefit from occasional support, the On-demand PMP® Prep course (self-preparedness programme) will allow you to organise yourself at your own pace and plan coaching sessions according to your progress.

    What are the recommended books that cover the exam topics? Do I need to buy them?

    The course material has been created by PMI® to ensure sufficient content for the exam candidates.
    The main books on which the content is based (and therefore the exam) are

    01. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 6th Ed.

    02. The Agile Practice Guide

    03. Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling.

    04. Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme, Hybrid

    05. Project Managers Portable Handbook, 3rd Ed.

    06. Information Technology Project Management, 7th Ed.

    07. Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process

    08. Project Management: The Managerial Process

    09. Fundamentals of Technology Project Management, 2nd Ed.

    10. The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right.

    Depending on your background, experience and knowledge in management, project management, agile management, agile framework, and as you discover the course content, you may decide if one or more of these books are useful to you to go further and develop a deeper understanding of the concepts and tools.
    These books are not included in the course package. If you are a PMI® member (or if you purchase the Exam + Membership package) the PMBOK® is downloadable in PDF format for free.