Governance Documents

PMI and its members are governed by the following governing documents:

Articles of Incorporation

PMI’s certificate of incorporation has been duly filed with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and constitute the chartering document PMI. Amendments to the articles of incorporation are governed by the Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporations Act.

View PMI’s Articles of Incorporation


PMI’s bylaws are established by the PMI Board of Directors to provide the framework for the Institute’s operation and management. The bylaws implementation and amendment are governed by Pennsylvania law and the specific provisions of the bylaws dealing with those matters.

View the PMI Member Approved Bylaws

Rules of the Board

The rules of the board are established and adopted by the PMI Board of Directors to supplement the Bylaws of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

View the Rules of the PMI Board of Directors

Institute Policies and Procedures

Antitrust Policy

Antitrust and Competition Law Guidelines

Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (Multilingual versions available)  

Confidentiality Policy

Confidentiality and Records Compliance Agreement

Conflict of Interest Policy

Conflict of Interest Questionnaire

Grievance Policy

Intellectual Property Assignment of Copyright

Candidate Criteria for PMI Board Appointees

Contractor and Volunteer Electronic Systems and Communications Policy

Social Media Guidelines for Volunteers

Media/Press Guidelines for Volunteers

Volunteer Records Management Policy

Volunteer Travel and Expense Policy