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Project Management Institute

About Project Management Institute

Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world's leading association for those who consider project, programme, or portfolio management their profession. They were founded in 1969 and have managed to reach over 200 countries, with over 710,000 people holding their prestigious Project Management Professional (PMP®) qualification.

Through global advocacy, collaboration, education, and research, PMI works to prepare more than three million professionals around the world for the Project Economy: the coming economy in which work, and individuals, are organised around projects.

Celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2019, PMI works in nearly every country around the world to advance careers, improve organisational success and further mature the project management profession through globally-recognised standards, certifications, communities, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities.

As part of the PMI family, ProjectManagement.com creates online global communities that deliver more resources, better tools, larger networks, and broader perspectives.

The Project Management Institute is a globally recognised, not-for-profit awarding body for the project management profession, helping to advance the careers of their 2.9 million members through the standards they set, resources and networking opportunities.


Career development - Whether it be through recognised qualifications, publications, academic research, or their huge list of resources available to students and members, PMI is always striving to support the career development of their community.

Project management advocacy - PMI is a vocal supporter of the project management industry and utilises its position to provide widely recognised thought leadership which produces better business results - what effective project management is all about!

Access to a thriving global community – PMI looks to bring project professionals together through networking. The best way to advance the growth of the profession is through facilitating the growth of the professionals

Recognised global standards– PMI’s PMP® qualification is recognised around the world as the gold standard for project management certifications.

Career opportunities

PMI qualifications are recognised around the world and equip learners with skills and knowledge that are sought after in a wide range of careers.

Enjoy fantastic career prospects thanks to PMI’s qualifications. After successfully completing a PMI course you can expect to be equipped with the skills and knowledge you need to forge a career in project or risk management. In an increasingly project-focused world, a PMI professional certification ensures that you’re ready to meet the demands of projects and employers across the globe.

Developed by practitioners for practitioners, PMI certifications are based on rigorous standards and ongoing research to meet the real-world needs of organisations. With a PMI certification behind your name, you can work in virtually any industry, anywhere in the world, and with any project management methodology.

Whether you’re just starting out or are looking to advance your knowledge of project management as a discipline, a PMI certification on your CV will open up opportunities. There is a wide array of opportunities available across every industry meaning that demand for PMI-qualified professionals is typically very high.

Applying yourself to learning new skills or building on your existing skillset can have a huge impact on your career. With a PMI qualification, you'll be able to develop your knowledge of the field of project management which will undoubtedly serve you well in your career. Whether you want to launch a new career in project management or gain knowledge of the area to enhance your current skillset, PMI will get you where you want to be.

If you are already employed within the project management industry, there is a wide variety of courses that will help you to diversify or enter new fields by gaining a solid project management grounding. If you are just starting out in your career but want to gain a solid foundation to prove your knowledge of a particular area, PMI has a wide range of excellent courses that will surely be of benefit.

Our article on 10 Businesses that Failed due to Poor Project Management is an interesting read!

Which certification?

As a PMI qualification holder, you can expect to be taught the latest methodologies and core competencies in the industry to ensure you’re work-ready to launch your career the moment you finish your studies.

All PMI certifications require you to meet domain experience levels, educational levels, or both before you apply. You will need to provide PMI with the details of this experience and/or education, so it’s best to gather and prepare this information before you open the application.

To find out the eligibility requirements, consult the handbook for the certification that interests you on PMI’s website. Each one has unique eligibility criteria.

Here are the most popular PMI project management courses currently offered via e-Careers.

PMI qualified professionals are in high demand meaning this is a potentially lucrative career move. You could work in numerous roles involved in project management, including:

  • Project Manager
  • Project Delivery Manager
  • Project Administrator
  • Risk Manager
  • Risk Specialist

How to get certified

To get a better idea about which course is right for you, speak to one of our Course Consultants on +44(0) 20 3198 7700, who will be happy to provide impartial advice on which course is most suitable for you.

We look forward to welcoming you as you start your exciting career journey with a PMI certification!