PMI Certifications and ISO

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential scheme is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) against the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17024. The 17024 standard includes vigorous requirements for examination development and maintenance and for the quality management systems for continuing quality assurance. 

In addition, PMP credential is also registered against the ISO 9001:2000 standard for quality management systems. This accreditation provides a third-party affirmation of quality in the development, management and governance of the PMP®. It also gives credential holders and organizations who employ them additional confidence in the PMP.

The 17024 standard includes vigorous requirements for examination development and maintenance and for the quality management systems for continuing quality assurance. This distinction benefits PMP credential holders in several ways:

  1. It elevates the status of PMP credential holders within organizations and the global project management community
  2. It allows organizations that employ PMP credential holders to reference the PMP’s accreditation under ISO 17024 as a qualifier for the competence and capability of their employees
  3. It assures those professionals considering the PMP that the credential is recognized by the global business community