Vital and forward thinking – focused on the needs of project management professionals worldwide; that’s the Project Management Institute of today. We’ve long been acknowledged as a pioneer in the field and now our membership represents a truly global community with more than 200,000 professionals, representing 125 countries. PMI professionals come from virtually every major industry including, aerospace, automotive, business management, construction, engineering, financial services, information technology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and telecommunications.

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PMI membership opens up a world of opportunity – sharing ideas and experiences, accessing industry information, attending seminars and workshops on leading-edge topics, increasing your professional exposure through networking and project participation, and gaining leadership experience.

Where’s the right place for you? Choose from three levels: Chapters, Special Interest Groups (SIGs), and Colleges.

  • ChaptersChapters are geographically based and number over 200 worldwide.
  • Specific Interest GroupsSIGs give members access to project management practitioners from similar industries and who share professional interests.
  • CollegesColleges help further develop and refine a formal body of knowledge related to project management.
Gain access to extensive educational, networking resources, career advancement opportunities, and discounted rates on PMI products and services. Become a member now by completing an online membership application.

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Professional membership with PMI adds exceptional credibility and career opportunity. Discover the many reasons why joining the leading professional association in project management can be a smart career move. Simply click on the links below to find out more.

Education & Knowledge Acquisition

Professional Development & Networking

Career Advancement & Professional Standards

Products & Services

Education & Knowledge Acquisition


Current needs and the route to a sustainable future become clearer when we renew our source of professional knowledge on a continual basis. In service of this imperative, PMI ensures that research results and collective wisdom are gathered and disseminated to PMI members through a variety of channels. Activities include:

  • A biennial project management research conference
  • Pursuit of external grants
  • Identifying research topics & maintaining a research database
  • Book publication
Education & Training

Worldwide Seminars. PMI membership offers many opportunities for people to enhance their knowledge and skills. The SeminarsWorld® Program presents best-of-class seminars on a wide range of topics. Seminars are scheduled throughout the year in various locations across the globe.

Convenience of eLearning. Too busy to travel for professional development? Our new eLearning Program features valuable educational seminars that can be accessed online. You determine when and where your learning takes place.

Support for Academic Pursuit. For those who want to expand their formal education, PMI has taken the lead in establishing accreditation standards for post-secondary degrees and master certificates in programs primarily focused on project management. We also maintain a list of academic institutions offering degrees in project management.

Database Search Support. Looking for other resources? We maintain the Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) searchable online database of qualified providers of project management professional development activities and learning products.

Knowledge & Wisdom Center

The PMI James R. Snyder Center for Project Management Knowledge & Wisdom provides relevant, reliable, and timely information on the practice and profession of project management.

  • Reference/Research and Current Awareness – provides literature searches and Internet search engines to supply answers to project-related questions.
  • Document Delivery/Reprint – fulfills requests for copies of articles from PMI periodical literature.
PMI Educational Foundation

A cornerstone of PMI’s education and training is the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation, whose slogan is “Empowering the Future of Project Management.” This autonomous organization was created by PMI to further the development of project management for the benefit of society as a whole. The Foundation operates through donations from individuals and organizations and provides:

  • Support of research studies
  • Academic scholarships
  • Distribution of awards
Professional Development & Networking

PMI Global Congresses

PMI sponsors leading-edge professional development through its Global Congresses. These events combine formal learning and networking opportunities with vendor exhibits, providing a well-rounded professional experience. By 2005, the Global Congresses will serve four major regions of the world: Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), North America, Latin America and Asia/Pacific. An annual theme will be developed and each region will host a congress focused on that theme. To effectively tailor regional programs toward the interests and needs of its population, member presentations will also be incorporated.

Corporate Relationships

PMI offers a variety of opportunities for organizations (public and private enterprises, government agencies, academic institutions and other associations) to develop relationships and collaborate with PMI while supporting the advancement of the profession.

The Corporate Council is one opportunity for senior executives to dialogue, share ideas, and network with one another. Participation in the Corporate Council demonstrates an organization’s commitment to the forward movement of the project management profession. Corporate participation includes:

  • Research project participation
  • Educational and research endowments
  • Review and development of certification products
Career Advancement & Professional Standards

Professional Standards

PMI stands as a global leader in the development of standards for the practice of project management. Our premiere standards document, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), is recognized throughout the world as a standard for managing projects in today’s marketplace. The PMBOK® Guide is approved as an American National Standard (ANS) by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). We are committed to the continuous improvement and expansion of the PMBOK® Guide, as well as the development of additional standards.


PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification is the preeminent professional credential for individuals associated with project management.

Since 1984, PMI has been dedicated to developing and maintaining a rigorous, examination-based, professional certification program to advance the project management profession and to recognize the achievements of individuals. In 1999, PMI became the first organization in the world to have its Certification Program attain International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 recognition.

PMI Professional Awards Program

PMI sponsors annual awards that acknowledge individuals who bring honor and recognition to the project management profession and to PMI. There are three categories in which individuals are recognized for their sustained and significant contribution:

  • Research and literature
  • Outstanding volunteer contributions
  • Demonstration of exceptional service to the profession and to PMI
Additionally, PMI’s most prestigious award, the PMI Project of the Year, is awarded to a noteworthy project and associated team for superior performance and execution of exemplary project management.

PMI Products & Services


PMI is the world’s leading publisher of project management books, training tools, and learning products. Over 1,000 titles are currently available from our online bookstore. PMI also publishes three periodicals for the benefit of our members

  • PM Network® – a monthly professional magazine
  • Project Management Journal® – a quarterly professional journal
  • PMI Today® – the monthly newsletter of PMI
Career Services

PMI offers online career services for project management employers and practitioners. The Career Headquarters services include project management job postings, the CareerLink Directory of PMI member résumés/curriculum vitae, as well as career and professional development resources. PMI Career Connections, held in conjunction with it’s Annual Seminars & Symposium, provides a forum for employers and job seekers to meet and discuss career advancement opportunities.