The Project Management Institute (PMI) is an international professional society for project managers founded in 1969
PMI has continued to attract and retain members, reporting more than 600,000 members worldwide by late 2015
There are communities of practices in many areas, like information systems, financial services, and health care
Project management research and certification programs continue to grow

PMP

PMI provides certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP)
The PMP® certification is also accredited against the internationally recognized ISO 17024 standard
A PMP has documented sufficient project experience, agreed to follow a code of ethics, and passed the PMP exam
The number of people earning PMP certification is increasing quickly

Why the PMP

The PMP delivers value far into your career. CIO magazine ranked the PMP as the top project management certification because it proves you have the specific skills and experience employers seek. Certified PMPs report earning up to 25% more than non-certified project management professionals.
The median salary for PMP holders in the U.S. is 25% higher than those without PMP certification, according to PMI’s most recent Project Management Salary Survey.

How to Get the PMP

Earning your PMP Certification is a commitment, and that’s why it is valuable. Do you have real-world project management experience that’s led to success? Great—you’ve finished the hardest part. Before you apply, make sure you meet of the following sets of PMP Certification requirements:
• A four-year degree
• Three years leading projects
• 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certification
— OR —
• A high school diploma or an associate’s degree (or global equivalent)
• Five years leading projects
• 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM® Certification