A PMP aspirant, Vikas Jain, posted this question to me couple days ago:
I have read on a website that if one applies for the PMP exam and if his/her application is approved before 30th June then the person can have the option of taking the exam on PMBoK 3rd edition till one year from the date of approval of the application. For example if the application is approved on 25th June, 2009 then one can take the PMP exam on PMBoK 3rd edition till 24th June, 2010.
Wanted to confirm with you if the above information is True?
Here's the response:
That's NOT correct. It doesn't matter when your application is approved; what matters is the date you take the exam. If your application is approved on 25th June 2009, you have time till 29th June 2009 to take the exam based on PMBOK Guide 3rd edition. From 30th June 2009, you'll have to take the exam based on PMBOK Guide 4th edition, irrespective of when your application was approved.
Hope this clarifies your doubt.