A professional certification from PMI shows business leaders around the world you possess the skills to lead their projects to success.
Why get a certification?
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
Types of PMI Certifications
- Project Management Professional (PMP) - for experienced project managers.
- Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) - for project team members and entry-level project managers.
- Program Management Professional (PgMP) - for individuals managing multiple projects in a structured program
- Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) - for individuals using Agile PM Methods
- Risk Management Professional (RMP) - for individuals who manage risk
- Scheduling Professional (SP) - for those with expertise in managing and maintaining schedules
Visit pmi.org for more information on each of PMI's certifications, including eligibility criteria and application information.
How to prep for the 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 both online and in-person. In-person classes run for 6 weeks and earn attendees 36 PMI-Approved Educational Hours, needed to sit for the PMP exam and/or CAPM exam.
Fun Fact: PMI Florida Suncoast Chapter Members receive 20% off on the classes offered by SPC! Just let them know you're a member before you sign up.
For more information on upcoming prep classes, please click here.
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.
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