Certification

A professional certification from PMI shows business leaders around the world you possess the skills to lead their projects to success.

PMI offers a comprehensive certification program for project practitioners of all education and skill levels. These credentials, including the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification, are rigorously developed, globally accredited and easily transferable across borders and industries.

Visit pmi.org for more information on each of PMI's certifications, including eligibility criteria and application information.

Why do you need a certification in project management?

  1. It opens the door to more job opportunities in project management

Project Management is a booming industry. By 2020, there’s anticipated to be 6.2 million jobs for certified project managers, which is about a 12% increase from today’s market, according to the Project Management Institute (PMI).

  1. You’re able to increase your salary by more than 20%

According to the Project Management Institute, project managers with a PMP learn approximately 22% more annually than project managers without one. This percentage increases with experience.

  1. You can distinguish yourself as a specialist

Project management is an extremely diverse field, and project managers can be utilized on nearly any part of a business team in many industries. Given the variety of job and career opportunities, there are certifications available to demonstrate your specialized project management knowledge.

Here are the certifications that PMI offers:

Where can I prepare for a certification exam?

The PMI Florida Suncoast chapter is a proud partner with the St. Petersburg College Workforce Institute. The Workforce Institute is currently holding regularly schedule PMP and CAPM Exam Prep Courses at both their Downtown St. Pete Campus and their EpiCenter Campus (Clearwater/Largo). Classes run for 6 weeks, either on nights or weekends, depending on your preference, and earn attendees 36 PMI-Approved Educational Hours, needed to sit for the PMP exam and/or CAPM exam. 

For more information on upcoming prep classes, please click here.

Additional Information

If you already have a PMI credential, don't wait until the last minute to renew your certification. To learn how to earn and claim Professional Development Units (PDUs) to maintain your credential, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to renew your certification, watch this video, or visit the Maintain Your Certification page on PMI's web site.

Click here to contact us if you have questions or would like additional information.