What are Project Management Institute (PMI)® Certifications?
PMI offers a comprehensive certification program for project practitioners of all education and skill levels. Currently consisting of six credentials, the program demonstrates both your commitment to the profession and your expertise through certifying education, experience and competency. Rigorously developed by project managers, PMI® certifications ensure that you and your projects excel. To learn more, visit the PMI® website.
- Entry level certification for project practitioners
- Demonstrates your understanding of fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management
- Must have a secondary degree and either 1,500 hours of project experience or 23 hours of project management education prior to the exam
- Most important industry-recognized certification for project managers
- Demonstrates that you have experience, education, and competency to lead and direct projects
- Must have a secondary degree, at least 5 years of project management experience, 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education OR a 4-year degree, at least 3 years of project management experience, 4,500 hours leading and directing projects, and 35 hours of project management education
- Globally recognized and demanded credential for advanced project managers
- Demonstrates competency to oversee multiple, related projects and their resources to achieve strategic business goals
- Must have a secondary degree, at least 4 years of project management experience and 7 years of program management experience OR a 4-year degree, at least 4 years of project management experience, and four years of program management experience
- Recognizes knowledge of agile principles, practices, tools, and techniques across methodologies
- Requires general project experience, agile project experience, and training in agile practices
- Globally recognized and demanded credential for specialists in project risk management
- Recognizes unique expertise and competency in assessing and identifying project risks, mitigating threats and capitalizing on opportunities, while still possessing a baseline knowledge and practical application in all areas of project management.
- Requires a secondary degree, at least 4,500 hrs of project risk management experience, and 40 hrs of project risk management education OR a 4-year degree, at least 3,000 hrs of project risk management experience and 30 hours of project risk management education.
- Globally recognized and demanded credential for specialists in project scheduling
- Recognizes expertise and competence to develop and maintain project schedules, while still processing baseline knowledge skills in all areas of project management
- Requires a secondary degree, at least 5,000 hrs of project scheduling experience and 40 hrs of project scheduling education OR a 4-year degree, at least 3,500 hrs of project scheduling experience, and 30 hours of project scheduling education
How can MPUG help you with your Certifications?
In addition to the many resources we offer to help you study for the PMI® exams (see some below), MPUG helps you maintain your certifications year after year. MPUG members can earn unlimited Category A PDUs by attending any of our live Webinars or Certificate Series. Many MPUG chapters also offer Category A PDUs when you attend their in-person events.
You can also earn as many Category C (Self-Learning) PDUs as you want by reading any of MPUG’s hundreds of helpful articles or by viewing any of our recorded Webinar sessions or Certificate Series.
Write an article for MPUG or present a Webinar, and you can earn Category D PDUs. Want to become a chapter leader for your local area? If so, you can earn Category E PDUs as well!
PMP® Certification Resources
PMI-SP® Certification Resources
PMI, PMP, PMBOK, PMI-SP, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, PgMP, and CAPM are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.