Learn About PMI
We’re the leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project management profession
Our professional resources and research deliver value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world to enhance their careers, improve organizational success and further mature the profession.
Our worldwide advocacy for project management is reinforced by our globally recognized standards, certification program, extensive academic and market research programs, chapters, and our volunteer and professional development opportunities.
We offer eight certifications that recognize knowledge and competency, including the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification held by more than 650,000 practitioners and growing worldwide. Salaries and career opportunities for certification holders show that employers recognize the value delivered by trained practitioners.
Our standards for project, program and portfolio management are the most widely recognized ones in the profession and are a model for project management in business and government. They are developed by thousands of PMI volunteers with experience in every type of project and provide a common language for project management around the world.
Chapters and Community
Much of our activity takes place in chapters located in over 80 countries. Chapters are open to PMI members and led by volunteers. Participate to enjoy events, meet new peers, network and share your knowledge and experience.
ProjectManagement.com is PMI’s knowledge portal, where all project managers can create and explore content and participate in a diverse, vibrant, global community.
Training and Education
From our live and virtual events to our e-learning courses and face-to-face seminars, we offer a wide range of professional development opportunities.
You can also turn to more than 1,600 Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s) for project management training and continuing development. For academic education, the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) has recognized nearly 100 degree programs in institutions worldwide.
Pulse of the Profession®, our annual research of trends in project management, plus in-depth reports on emerging topics, form the core of our widely recognized thought leadership platform, which advocates better business results through improved project outcomes. We also present a comprehensive Thought Leadership series each year, focused on a topic of strategic importance, with insights and perspectives for leaders at all levels.
Our research program is the most extensive in the field and advances the science, practice and profession of project management. We expand the project management body of knowledge through research projects, symposiums and surveys, and we share information through publications and working sessions.