Monday, December 20, 2010

What are PMI Certifications?

Updated on 18 Oct 2015: Project Management Institute (PMI)'s Certification Program includes five eight credentials, as follows:
  1. Project Management Professional (PMP®)
    Credential for Project Managers who have demonstrated experience and competence in leading project teams.
  2. Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®)
    Entry-level certification for those who are new to project management
  3. Program Management Professional (PgMP®)
    Designed for those who manage multiple, complex projects to achieve strategic and organizational results
  4. PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP®)
    Credential for professionals who want to focus on developing and maintaining project schedules.
  5. PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP®)
    Credential that demonstrates competence in assessing project risks, mitigating threats and capitalizing on opportunities
  6. Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP®)
    Credential that recognizes the advanced experience and skill of portfolio managers. PfMP Credential demonstrates your proven ability in the coordinated management of one or more portfolios to achieve organizational objectives.
  7. PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA®)
    PMI-PBA Credential demonstrates your ability to work effectively with stakeholders to define their business requirements, shape the output of projects and drive successful business outcomes.
  8. PMI Agile Certified Practitioner(PMI-ACP®)
    Credential for professionals who apply agile principles and practices on projects.
Interestingly, PMI does not enforce any one credential as a prerequisite for another. For example, to apply for the Program Management Professional (PgMP), you need not necessarily be a Project Management Professional (PMP). You also do not have to be a PMI member to apply to become a credential holder.


  1. The PMP Certification establishes a common language among project managers and helps each other work within a common framework. Once you have the PMP, you need to consider how you're applying the processes, tools, and techniques to projects. I took a training course for my preparation in and got ready for the exam on day 5!

  2. Scrum is undeniably the winner of the agile method wars. Thanks to the's vast network of Certified Scrum Trainers and Certified Scrum Master courses

  3. PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Recently I went for a PMP prep course by the training provider you have mentioned, Instructer was too good and I passed with relative ease. Looking forwards to apply what I learned in PMP classes in my company