The Project Management Institute (PMI®) is recognized as the project management industry’s leading global professional association.  PMI administers globally recognized and respected professional certification programs of the highest caliber with an unwavering commitment to professional excellence.

Project Management Professional (PMP®)

The PMP certification is the profession’s most globally recognized and respected certification credential. The PMP designation after your name tells current and potential employers that you have a solid foundation of project management knowledge that can be readily applied in the workplace across multiple industries.

To be eligible for the PMP certification, you must meet specific education and experience requirements and agree to adhere to a code of professional conduct. The final step to achieving the PMP certification is to pass a multiple-choice examination designed to objectively assess and measure your project management knowledge. This computer-based examination is administered globally.

PMPs must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the field of project management by satisfying PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements Program in order to maintain their certification.

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPMTM) – coming soon to our Chapter

As project management grows in scope, importance and recognition, so do the related career and certification options available to you. A logical stepping stone to the PMP, and a boon to your overall professional development, is the CAPM. The CAPM is intended for those practitioners who provide project management services but are relatively new to the profession. Obtaining your CAPM can go a long way toward enhancing your employment and/or project assignment responsibilities - and getting you recognized in the workplace!

Like the PMP, CAPM candidates must first meet specific education and experience requirements and then pass an examination.

Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP®) PfMP

The PfMP certification signifies advanced competency in coordinated management of portfolios of projects to achieve strategic objectives. See for details on exam and handbook.

Program Management Professional (PgMP®) PgMP

The PgMP certification signifies you are a senior level practitioner on forefront of advancing your organization’s strategic goals and managing multiple projects in a coordinated approach. See for details on exam and handbook.

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) PMI-ACP - coming soon to our Chapter

The PMI-ACP certification formally recognizes your knowledge of agile principles and skill with agile techniques. See for details on exam and handbook.

PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA®) PMI-PBA

The PMI-PBA certification indicates you have achieved a level of competency in business analysis with critical importance to project management. See for details on exam and handbook.

PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP®) PMI-RMP

The PMI-RMP certification indicates your advanced skills in risk management and performing a specialized function attuned to the needs of a project environment that is increasingly global, virtual and complex.  This certification highlights your ability to identify and assess project risks, mitigate threats and capitalize on opportunities. See for details on exam and handbook.

PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP®) PMI-SP

The PMI-SP certification indicates your advanced skills in project scheduling and recognizes your knowledge and skill to drive the improved management of project schedules. See for details on exam and handbook.

 Certification Next Step

Interested in earning a certification? It takes some work but the rewards are worth the effort. There are several approaches to earning your certification: self-study, formal classroom training, group study, etc. Whichever style you choose, your local chapter is here to help. We conduct two PMP Prep classes each year (one in the fall and one in the spring).  We will soon be offering the PMI-CAPM and PMI-ACP, so watch the website for further details on these certifications. For additional information on the PMP Prep classes, please contact the Educational Events Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Ask the Experts is another way you can be assisted by PMI mentors. Check out the website for the Ask the Experts button and submit your questions to the panel of experts, to assist you in answering any questions you may have on the certifications.

Mentorship – is a great way to be paired up with a PMI mentor who can help you get ready for your PMP exam, with suggestions and advice on ways to prepare for your certification. See your website for how to apply to be a mentee and be paired as a dyad with a mentor.

For additional information or questions on any certification offered by PMI, or any questions on maintaining your certification, please contact the Vice President of Professional Development at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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