Since the 1990s, there has been a steady increase in the popularity and number of 

PMP®-certified professionals around the world.


This is because PMP certification:

  • demonstrates a commitment to a career in project management,

  • establishes certification-holders as an authority in project management,

  • serves as a trusted credential, and

  • advances the career of a project manager.

The PMP certification has gained credibility in more than 150 countries.

Various jobs advertised for project managers utilize the PMP® certification as a criterion to screen job applicants.


The PMP Exam is offered by the  Project Management Institute® (PMI). It is  the leading organization for project, program and portfolio management.


PMI is based in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania and it offers the following certifications:


  1. Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

  2. Project Management Professional (PMP)

  3. Program Management Professional (PgMP)

  4. Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)

  5. PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)

  6. PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)

  7. PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

  8. PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)