About PMI

Project Management Institute is the world's leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities.


PMI offers eight certifications that recognize knowledge and competency, including the Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential held by more than 600,000 practitioners worldwide.

Global Standards

PMI's 13 standards for project, program and portfolio management are the most widely recognized standards in the profession - and increasingly the model for project management in business and government.

Chapters and Communities of Practice

Most of PMI's activity takes place in more than 265 geographic chapters, as well as 39 industry- or interest-based communities of practice. These communities open to PMI members and led by volunteers, support the knowledge sharing and professional networking that are central to our mission.

Training and Education

PMI offers a wide range of professional development opportunities, from e-learning courses to PMI global congresses and other events to more than 1500 Registered Education Providers (REPs) who offer project management training and continuing development.


The PMI Research Program, the most extensive in the field, advances the science, practice and profession of project management. It expands project management's body of knowledge through research projects, symposiums and surveys, and shares it through publications, research conferences and working sessions.

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