The PMP® certification is managed by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and reflects PMI’s project management processes as published in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide. The PMBOK® Guide is an internationally recognized standard (IEEE Std 1490-2003) which outlines project management fundamentals; and is applicable to a wide range of industries. Since 1984, the PMP certification has become one of the most sought after internationally recognized management credentials available.
The PMP® certification is a globally recognized credential, and individuals are encouraged to remain active via PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements (CCRs). Only individuals who maintain active PMP® credentials may refer to themselves as Project Management Professionals. Individuals do not need to be a member of PMI to earn a PMP credential.