Learn About PMI

Who is PMI?

We’re the leading not-for-profit professional organization advocating for the project management profession.

PMI empowers project professionals to excel in project management practices through our growing global community, knowledge sharing, and best-in-class certifications—driving positive change in organizations and communities.

We provide project professionals at every stage of their career journey with the globally recognized standards, certification program, online courses, thought leadership, events, and resources they need to maximize project success.



We offer a robust certification program that verifies knowledge and competency, including the renowned global gold standard in project management—the Project Management Professional (PMP)®. Salaries and career opportunities for PMPs show that employers recognize the value delivered by certified practitioners.

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Global Standards

Our globally recognized standards are developed by thousands of PMI volunteers with experience in every type of project, providing a common language and a model for managing projects around the world.

Learn more about how our Global Standards help drive project success for practitioners, organizations and governments.

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Chapters and Community

The PMI Community spans over 80 countries and includes more than 300 volunteer-led chapters, where members enjoy events, make connections, and share knowledge and experience—face-to-face—with local like-minded professionals.

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ProjectManagement.com is a virtual knowledge portal. A welcoming place where all project professionals can participate in a diverse, vibrant, global community, get help on questions, learn about new trends, access tools and webinars, and enjoy lively chats about all things project management.

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Training and Education

We offer a wide range of professional development opportunities to support career-long learning.

From our live and virtual events to our e-learning courses and face-to-face seminars, we have the offerings to meet your needs.

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Experience our Events

You can also turn to our Authorized Training Partners 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.

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Find out about GAC accredited academic programs

Thought Leadership

Get in the know with Pulse of the Profession®, our annual research of trends in project management, plus in-depth reports on emerging topics on our Thought Leadership platform. Find out how AI is impacting project management, and gain insights into achieving 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.

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Academic Research

Our research program is the most extensive in the field and advances the science, practice and profession of project management—and it’s continuously evolving. We expand the project management body of knowledge through research projects, symposiums and surveys, and share information through publications and working sessions.

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