PMI's Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP® demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to successfully lead and direct projects.
This recognition is seen through increased marketability to employers and higher salary; according to the PMI Salary Survey — Sixth Edition, a PMP increases your salary up to 10% more than your non-credentialed colleagues and peers.
If you do not yet meet the credentials for the PMP, consider the CAPM (also from PMI)
PMP Benefits for the Company
- PMP's demonstrate your commitment to solid project management
- PMP's will have the academic knowledge necessary to assist them in effectively managing projects
- Processes learned via PMP preparation can be applied across your organization, thus improving your corporate wide project management competency
- Only project managers holding PMP certification are allowed to manage many federal and state government contracts.
PMP Benefits to the Individual
- Companies searching for project managers are using PMP certification as the first criteria for selection
- PMP's are more valuable in the open job market
- Holding a PMP certification demonstrates your academic understanding of good project management
- Holding a PMP certification demonstrates your commitment to your profession.