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About the PMP Credential

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential recognizes the competence of an individual to perform in the role of a project manager, specifically experience in leading and directing projects. Year after year, the PMP credential has garnered global recognition. It is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) against the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17024. The 17024 standard includes vigorous requirements for examination development and maintenance and for the quality management systems for continuing quality assurance.

In addition, the PMP credential is also registered against the ISO 9001:2008 standard for quality management systems. This accreditation provides a third-party affirmation of quality in the development, management and governance of the PMP credential. Globally recognized and demanded, the Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential demonstrates to employers, clients and colleagues that a project manager possesses project management knowledge, experience and skills to bring projects to successful completion. As the demand for skilled project managers is at a critically urgent level, practitioners who hold the PMP credential are well positioned to provide the professional skills necessary to lead project teams and achieve successful project results.

The PMP is part of the Project Management Institute’s certification program. This program is designed to ensure that all certification holders have demonstrated their competence through fair and valid measures. Steps are taken to ensure only the most reliable testing measures are used in the assessment of each candidate. PMI’s certification and credentials are distinguished by their global development and application, which makes them transferable across industries and geographic borders. The strength of PMI’s credentials is that they are portable and not tied to any single method, standard, or organization.

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