What is PMI?

PMI is the world’s largest not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession. Our professional resources and research empower more than 700,000 members, credential holders and volunteers in nearly every country in the world to enhance their careers, improve their organizations’ success and further mature the profession.

PMI’s worldwide advocacy for project management is reinforced by our globally recognized standards and certification program, extensive academic and market research programs, chapters and communities of practice, and professional development opportunities.


We offer seven certifications that recognize knowledge and competency, including the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification held by nearly 650,000 practitioners worldwide. Salaries and career opportunities for credential holders show that employers recognize the value delivered by trained practitioners. Learn more.

Global Standards

PMI's standards for project, program and portfolio management are the most widely recognized standards in the profession — and increasingly the model for project management in business and government.

They are developed and updated by thousands of PMI volunteers with experience in every type of project, and provide a common language for project management around the world. Learn more.

Chapters and Community

Much of our activity takes place in 280 geographic chapters that are open to PMI members and led by volunteers. Participate to enjoy events, meet new peers, network and share your knowledge and experience. Learn more about our chapters and volunteers.

ProjectManagement.com is PMI’s Knowledge Portal and a place where all project managers can discover more content and participate in a diverse, vibrant, global community. Learn more.

Training and Education

PMI offers a wide range of professional development opportunities, from our SeminarsWorld® and e-learning courses to PMI global congresses and other events.

You can also turn to more than 1600 Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s) for project management training and continuing development. For those in college, the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs has recognized nearly 100 degree programs in institutions worldwide. Learn more.


The PMI Research Program, the most extensive in the field, advances the science, practice and profession of project management. It expands project management's body of knowledge through research projects, symposiums and surveys, and shares it through publications, research conferences and working sessions. Learn more.


PMI is governed by a 15-member volunteer Board of Directors. Each year PMI members elect five directors to three-year terms. Three directors elected by others on the Board serve one-year terms as officers.

Day-to-day PMI operations are guided by the Executive Management Group and professional staff at the Global Operations Center located near Philadelphia. Learn more about our Board and executives.