Certification

PMI offers a comprehensive certification program for practitioners with different levels of experience. The program supports a career framework in the project management profession. There are currently five credentials available and no one credential serves as a prerequisite for another.

PMI's Certification Program offers five distinct certifications:

  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) ®. For more information on CAPM credential, click here
  • PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) ®. For more information on PMI-SP credential, click here
  • PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) ®. For more information on PMI-RMP credential, click here
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) ®. For more information on PMP credential, click here
  • Program Management Professional (PgMP) ®. For more information on PgMP credential, click here

 

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®: Launched in 2003, the CAPM recognizes individuals with a demonstrated understanding of the fundamental knowledge, processes, and terminology as defined in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), the standard of project management's good practices.

Download the Application and the CAPM credential handbook

 

PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®: The PMI-SP credential recognizes individuals who provide expertise in the specialized area of developing and maintaining the project schedule.

Download the Application and the PMI-SP credential handbook

 

PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®: The PMI-RMP credential recognizes individuals who provide expertise in the specialized area of assessing and identifying project risks along with preparing plans to mitigate threats and capitalize on opportunities.

Download the Application and the PMI-RMP credential handbook

 

Project Management Professional (PMP)®: The PMP was initiated in 1984 to recognize an individual's demonstrated understanding of the knowledge and skills to lead and direct project teams and to deliver results within the constraints of schedule, budget, and resources.

Download the Application and the PMP credential handbook

 

PMI's Program Management Professional (PgMP)®: The PgMP is a credential that recognizes demonstrated experience, skill, and performance in the oversight of multiple, related projects that are aligned with an organizational objective and strategic goal.

Download the Application and the PgMP credential handbook

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