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anima2
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Registered: ‎01-30-2014

Exam Fee for PMP Certification-Is this work expense or school fee?

Can someone tell me how the fee to take a certifcation exam should be categorized?  I am a project manager and I just took my formal exam back in June.  Would this be an education expense or a work expense?

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CindyK13
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Registered: ‎01-22-2014

Re: Exam Fee for PMP Certification-Is this work expense or school fee?

Good Afternoon and welcome to the Community.  Try this link and see if it helps you with that decision.  http://www.irs.gov/publications/p17/ch27.html

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AndrewF
Posts: 541
Registered: ‎01-20-2014

Re: Exam Fee for PMP Certification-Is this work expense or school fee?

PMP is a major certification for project managers.

 

So, the question really boils down to 'did you need this for your current job or are you trying to get a different job?'

 

If you're changing jobs or meeting the bare minimum for a profession, it's an educational expense.

 

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