professional certification

In an increasingly projectized world, professional certification ensures that project managers are ready to meet the demands of projects across the globe. Learn more about PMI’s certifications and find one that’s right for you. If you already have a credential, get what you need to maintain it, or look into earning another one.

Solidify your skill set and face project challenges head-on with a PMI certification.


Top 10 Reasons for Earning a PMI Credential

Certification is an important step in career development and recognizes qualified and competent individuals. Here are the top ten reasons why project management practitioners become PMI-certified.

  1. PMI credentials show your commitment to the project management profession. When you earn a PMI credential, you show peers, supervisors and clients your commitment to the profession, PMI’s code of ethics and your ability to perform the functions of a project management practitioner to a certain level.

  2. PMI credentials recognize your knowledge, skills and abilities. PMI serves as an unbiased endorsement of your project management knowledge and professional experience on a global level.

  3. PMI credentials reflect achievement. Our credentials show that you have demonstrated excellence in the field by meeting standard requirements established by global project management practitioners.

  4. PMI credentials can lead to greater earnings. Many credential holders experience salary increases because of their certification status.

  5. PMI credentials can lead to career opportunities and advancement. Our family of credentials identifies you as a practitioner who has demonstrated competency in project management processes or in knowledge and experience in specialty areas of practice based on industry standards.

  6. PMI credentials prepare you for greater job responsibilities. Our credentials indicate your willingness to invest in professional development. This enables credential holders an awareness of changing processes and terminology in the field.

  7. PMI credentials improve skills and knowledge. Preparation for a PMI credential requires study and review of current project management processes. Earning a credential highlights your knowledge and competence and proficiency in your practice.

  8. PMI credentials build self confidence. With a PMI credential, you define yourself beyond a job title while gaining a sense of personal satisfaction.

  9. PMI credentials allow for greater recognition from peers. PMI credential holders gain increased recognition from their peers for taking the extra step in professional development.

  10. PMI credentials enhance the profession. PMI’s certification program promotes practitioners and supports ongoing professional development.

Available Certifications

PMP - Project Management Professional

If you enjoy the prestige that comes from being the best in your field, then you’ll appreciate the professional advantages derived from attaining the PMP, the profession’s most globally recognized and respected credential. The PMP designation following your name tells current and potential employers that you have demonstrated a solid foundation of knowledge from which you can competently practice project management.

To be eligible for a PMP Credential, you must first meet specific educational and project management experience requirements and agree to adhere to a code of professional conduct. The final step to becoming a PMP is passing a rigorous multiple-choice examination designed to objectively assess and measure your ability to apply project management knowledge in the following six domains: initiating the project, planning the project, executing the project, monitoring and controlling the project, closing the project, and professional and social responsibility. This computer-based examination is administered globally with translation aids in 10 languages. Click on the following link to learn more.

PMP Certification


CAPM - Certified Associate in Project Management

As project management grows in scope, importance and recognition, so do the related career and credential options available to you. The CAPM is designed for project team members and entry-level project managers, as well as qualified undergraduate and graduate students who want a credential to recognize their value to project team performance.

A CAPM Credential can benefit professionals from all disciplines by demonstrating clear direction to their work and by gaining knowledge of project management processes and terminology.

You can benefit from a CAPM if you are a:

Project team member;

Junior project management practitioner or new to the project management profession;

Undergraduate or graduate student with an interest in project management.

Professionals with project management skills are increasingly seen on the leadership track, and earning the CAPM from PMI is one of the best ways to advance your career. This credential can go a long way toward enhancing your employment and/or project assignment responsibilities — and getting you recognized in the workplace.

CAPM candidates must first meet specific educational and project management related experience requirements and then pass a comprehensive 150 question computer-based examination. Click on the following link to learn more.

CAPM Certification


PgMP - Program Management Profesional

The PgMP® credential recognizes demonstrated experience, skill and performance in oversight of multiple, related projects that are aligned with an organizational strategy. 

Who should apply? Those who manage programs that contain complex activities that span functions, organizations, geographic regions and cultures; build credibility, establish rapport and maintain communication with stakeholders; possess advanced skills in finance, cross-cultural awareness, leadership, influence, communication, negotiation and conflict resolution.  Candidates ensure the ultimate success of the program; modify programs and make decisions that advance strategic and business objectives; define and initiate projects and assign project managers; and oversee multiple projects. Click on the following link to learn more.

PgMP Certification


PMI-SP - PMI Scheduling Professional

The PMI-SP® credential recognizes demonstrated knowledge and advanced expertise in the specialized area of developing and maintaining the project schedule

Who should apply? - Project team members with advanced expertise in project scheduling management

What do PMI-SP candidates do? - Candidates are responsible for creating and maintaining the project schedule

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PMI-SP Certificaiton


PMI-RMP - PMI Risk Management Professional

The PMI-RMP® credential recognizes demonstrated knowledge and expertise in the specialized area of assessing and identifying project risks while mitigating threats and capitalizing on opportunities.

Who should apply? - Project team members with expertise in project risk management

What do PMI-RMP candidates do? - Candidates are responsible for identifying project risks and preparing mitigation plans.

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PMI-RMP Certification


PMI-ACP - PMI Agile Certified Practitioner

The PMI-ACP® credential recognizes knowledge of agile principles, practices and tools and techniques across agile methodologies. In the second quarter 2011, PMI began the launch of a new certification, the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)SM

Who should apply? - Project team members working in organizations using agile to manage projects

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PMI-ACP Certification