I have searched and searched online for an answer to my specific question, but haven't found it yet. Can't find the solution on PMI.org either. Maybe you can help.
I have more than 4,500 hours for experience leading and managing project work and more than 36 months of experience... but the hourly experience is spread out over more than 36 months. This is because some of my full-time work was spent doing non-PM work and I have taken some time off between assignments. Based on what the Project Management Institute (PMI) is looking for... must the 4,500 hours of experience be attained within the specified 36 month period window? Hence, requiring full-time PM work for 36 months straight? Effectively, I would satisfy both the hourly and monthly requirements, but not together.
On the actual Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) 6th Edition-based Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) application, how is the monthly requirement inputted ...or... is it determined by a calculation based on the inputted project dates and hours? If the later, how is that done?