Project+ Experts Needed

CompTIA is looking for IT professionals in the project management field who possess at least 2 years of direct experience leading, managing, directing, or participating in small to medium scale projects OR professionals with at least 5 years of part-time project management experience while serving in an IT management role to be involved in developing and reviewing item content for our CompTIA Project+ Certification exam.

The purpose of this Item Writing workshop is to create and review item content (questions) for the CompTIA Project+ exam.

Assistance from subject matter experts (SMEs) is crucial in providing an industry relevant exam. Potential SMEs must have at least 2 years working in the field of project management. The potential SMEs must possess important core knowledge of the project life cycle, roles and skills necessary to effectively initiate, plan, execute, monitor/control, and close a project. It is preferred that SMEs are Project+ certified (or hold an equivalent credential).

SMEs who attend the workshop will receive:

  • An honorarium of $400 per day (or $2000 total for the week), pending adequate level of participation
  • A complimentary CompTIA testing voucher for the exam of his/her choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments daily during the workshop

In recognition of their contributions, all SMEs who participate in the entire Item Writing workshop will have their names and companies (if provided) listed on the CompTIA website.

International SMEs (outside of North America) will receive a $500 a day stipend to help defer additional travel costs.

When: October 8th- 12th, 2018
Where: CompTIA Headquarters; 3500 Lacey Rd. Suite 100, Downers Grove, IL 60515 (Downers Grove is a suburb of Chicago)

Only professionals currently working in the field of project management should apply. Although CompTIA appreciates interest from the training community, applications from trainers, authors, or individuals who may profit or materially benefit from knowledge of the CompTIA credential content are not eligible to participate.

If you have questions about the application process, email

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