How many different types of PM certification are available?

jroberts

I've been doing project management for a few years. Do I need to be certified?

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Ty Kiisel
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The Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Scrum Alliance offer the most recognized certifications. Both are methodology specific.

 

The PMI offers a number of certifications for traditional project management methods. They include:

 

• Project Management Professional (PMP)®
• Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®
• Program Management Professional (PgMP)®
• PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®
• PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®
You can learn more about these certifications at http://www.pmi.org.

 

The Scrum Alliance offers certification for those working in an Agile environment and are practicing Scrum methodologies. They include:

 

• Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
• Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
• Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP)
• Certified Scrum Coach (CSC)
• Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)

 

You can learn more about these certifications at http://www.scrumalliance.org.

jimlynch
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Hi jroberts,

PMI has a page up that lists some certifications. You might find this helpful:

http://www.pmi.org/Certification/What-are-PMI-Certifications.aspx

Snippet:

"PMI offers a comprehensive certification program for project practitioners of all education and skill levels. Currently consisting of six credentials, the program demonstrates both your commitment to the profession and your expertise through certifying education, experience and competency. Rigorously developed by project managers, PMI certifications ensure that you and your projects excel.

As project management is one of the top skillsets demanded by organizations around the world, this is more important now than ever before. One-fifth of the world’s GDP, or more than $12 trillion, is spent on projects. And with many skilled practitioners leaving or scheduled to leave the workforce due to retirement — a trend the Society of Human Resources (SHRM) identifies as having a major strategic impact for 64% of organizations worldwide — there is a great demand for knowledgeable project managers.

When these opportunities arise, certification helps make sure that you’ll be ready. There are already more than 460,000 PMI credential holders around the world and in every industry, from healthcare, telecommunications and finance to IT and construction."

Luciano Kolotelo
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Please,

Also consider www.ipma.ch or www.ipmabrasil.org.br

Chrysti
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Hi everyone, I have just joined and I know it is late to give answer but It is never too late. Maybe it will helpfull to upcoming readers like me. I was red an articles about project management certification and I would like th share with others. http://projectmanagementexperts.org/top-certifications-project-management-pmi/

Regards.

Chrysti.

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