Road map

Your career in project management

Below on this page you will find information from PMI to help you identify your roadmap.

  • START YOUR CAREER
  • BUILD YOUR CAREER
  • ADVANCE YOUR CAREER

START YOUR CAREER

KNOW MORE | STAND OUT | GET HIRED

STARTING A CAREER | KNOW MORE

Build your project management skills and knowledge

PMI offers a variety of learning opportunities for you to gain practical project and people skills to drive project success and advance your career. SeminarsWorld® face-to-face seminars and eSeminarsWorldSM online course go in-depth on a single topic, while e-learning on-demand courses are convenient for professionals with busy schedules.

Build a foundation of knowledge with Applying the Fundamentals of Project Management – a web-based, self-study course where you serve as the project manager of a documentary film. This course provides a fun, interactive way to learn and apply the common language and processes used in project management as outlined in the PMBOK® Guide—Fourth Edition. The course is excellent preparation for the CAPM® certification examination.

Gain insight into the most talked-about topics in project management

PMI provides a range of learning and networking events throughout the year, including PMI® Global Congresses. These multi-day conferences, held in various regions of the world, allow you to customize your learning experience. Select several sessions each day on project-related topics of interest to you, plus enjoy speakers, an exhibition area and networking events.

Discover additional professional development opportunities through PMI Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s)

A fantastic way to find project management courses on any topic is through PMI’s worldwide network of Registered Education Providers. These are organizations approved by PMI to provide project management training based on PMI-established criteria.

Purchase project management books, standards, articles and research

As the world’s leading publisher of project management information and knowledge, PMI gives you the informational edge you need to excel. Discover a wealth of books, articles, study guides and more at PMI Marketplace, an exceptional online resource for advancing your knowledge.

Assess your level of project management knowledge with Project Management Knowledge Assessment

The Project Management Knowledge Assessment is a 100-question, multiple-choice evaluation designed to help you measure your knowledge of project management. No designation or credential is earned for completing it, but it is a way for you to begin mapping your career. Results are provided immediately after completion.

STARTING A CAREER | STAND OUT

Become a PMI member

An affiliation with a professional association like PMI shows employers that you are serious about your career. As a PMI member, you can post your resume/CV in the CareerLink Directory, and access career coaching services through the Career Headquarters section of our website: PMI.org.

Obtain a certification

A PMI certification is an excellent way to distinguish yourself as a rising project professional. Designed specifically for project team members, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification verifies your experience and knowledge and shows employers that you are a knowledgeable project professional.

STARTING A CAREER | GET HIRED

Build connections to career-building resources

Joining PMI is a wise move for everyone involved in project management, but most especially for those new to the field. By becoming a member of PMI, you become part of a global community of over 350,000 project professionals. This enables you to build relationships beneficial to your career, improve your skills, gain access to the most up-to-date knowledge and enjoy valuable discounts on professional development and events.

Connect locally and virtually with other PMI members through PMI communities

One of the great benefits of PMI membership is the ability to connect with your peers through PMI communities. By also joining a community, you can meet and network with other project professionals both locally and virtually, sharing ideas and collaborating on projects.

SUMMARY | Start Your Project Management Career

  • Certified Associate in Project Management(CAPM)®
  • PMI Membership and Communities
  • PMI’s Knowledge Assessment Online Tool
  • Applying the Fundamentals of Project Management Online Self-Study Course
  • eSeminarsWorldSM Online Courses
  • PMI Global Congress Events
  • PMI SeminarsWorld® Multi-Day Courses
  • Registered Education Providers
  • PMI Marketplace
  • Career Headquarters

BUILD YOUR CAREER

SHARPEN SKILLS | BE A LEADER | INCREASE EARNINGS

BUILD YOUR CAREER | SHARPEN SKILLS

Assess your level of project management knowledge with PMI’s Knowledge Assessments

Choose from three specific Knowledge Assessments for project, programme and portfolio management. Each assessment consists of 100 multiple-choice questions that measure essential project management knowledge. No designation or credential is earned for completing it, but it is a way for you to begin mapping your career. Exam results are provided immediately after completion.

Learn and earn PDUs with face-to-face or online training courses

Is there something missing from your project management skill set? Gain practical project and people/leadership skills from PMI training courses. SeminarsWorld® features face-to-face seminars taught by skilled instructors with a background in project management. eSeminarsWorldSM and e-learning on-demand self-study courses provide the convenience of logging on and learning at a time and place that suits your schedule.

Learn more about professional development opportunities through PMI Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s)

A good way to find project management courses on any topic is through PMI’s worldwide network of Registered Education Providers. These are organizations approved by PMI to provide project management training based on PMI-established criteria and to issue Professional Development Units (PDUs) for course completion.

Access exclusive members-only content on PMI.org and read about the latest project management trends in PMI publications

Becoming a member of PMI gives you access to project management information that is reserved for members only. This includes PMI publications, such as PM Network® and PMI Today®, eLink regional electronic newsletters, and exclusive online access to books and articles through PMI e-Reads & Reference.

Access project management, standards, and research

Discover a wealth of books, articles, study guides and more at PMI Marketplace, an exceptional online resource for advancing your knowledge and your opportunities. And whether you are doing a research project or just want to learn about a specific topic, PMI’s Virtual Library will guide you to the resources you need.

Gain insight into the most talked-about topics in project management

PMI provides a range of learning and networking events throughout the year, including PMI® Global Congresses. These multi-day conferences allow you to explore several project-related topics daily, plus enjoy speakers, an exhibition area and networking opportunities. Earn PDUs toward maintenance of your PMI certifications.

BUILD YOUR CAREER | BE A LEADER

Become a special project team volunteer

Your PMI membership opens the door to a wide range of volunteer opportunities that will help expand your job-related skills and build valuable leadership experience. Many volunteer roles also allow you to earn PDUs toward maintaining your PMI credential.

Connect locally and virtually with other PMI members

One of the great benefits of PMI membership is the ability to connect with your peers through PMI communities. By joining a community, you can meet and network with other project professionals both locally and virtually, sharing ideas and collaborating on projects.

Gain leadership skills through the PMI Leadership Institute

Team leaders find great opportunities to develop and sharpen their skills at the PMI Leadership Institute. This dynamic program incorporates a variety of PMI’s leadership development activities to prepare participants for greater responsibilities, opportunities and leadership positions.

BUILD YOUR CAREER | INCREASE EARNINGS

Obtain a PMI certification

As projects become more complex, many employers are demanding certified professionals. Earning a credential is one of the best ways to distinguish and build your career. Respected around the world, PMI credentials will help you transfer your growing skills across industries and across borders. Invest in your job stability by obtaining one of PMI’s ISO-accredited credentials.

Project Management Professional (PMP)® – demonstrates to employers, clients and colleagues that project managers possess project management knowledge, experience and skills to bring projects to a successful completion.

PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)® – recognizes professionals who provide expertise in the specialised area of assessing and identifying project risks, along with plans to mitigate threats and capitalise on opportunities.

PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® – recognizes professionals who provide expertise in the specialised area of developing and maintaining the project schedule.

Looking to move your career forward? PMI membership builds connections to the people and resources critical to your success. When you join a global community of more than 350,000 project professionals, you will build important professional relationships, improve your skills and gain the most up-to-date project management knowledge.

SUMMARY | Build Your Career with PMI

  • PMI Membership and Communities
  • PMI Leadership Institute
  • PMI Global Congress Events
  • Certification Programs
  • SeminarsWorld Multi-Day Courses
  • eSeminarsWorld Online Courses
  • Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s) Network
  • PMI Publications
  • PMI Marketplace

ADVANCE YOUR CAREER

BE AN EXPERT | BUILD BETTER TEAMS | ELEVATE YOUR PROFILE

ADVANCE | BE AN EXPERT

Use PMI credentials to establish a career path

With five credentials currently available, PMI offers a comprehensive certification program for project professionals at all stages of their careers. Globally respected and recognized, PMI credentials help you build stronger teams and open new doors for advancement by validating project management knowledge, skills and experience.

PMI offers these five professional certifications:

  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®
  • PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®
  • PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)®
  • Program Management Professional (PgMP)®

Access current research and data on project management trends and topics

PMI offers a wealth of information on project management through the Virtual Library. Whether you are building in-house training materials or need information for a presentation, PMI’s team of Information Specialists and unique “Ask A Librarian” feature will help quickly guide you to the resources you need. Become a member and access exclusive content on PMI.org and read about the latest project management trends in PMI publications.

Contribute your expertise in PMI’s communities of practice

Collaborate with peers worldwide to find solutions that meet your needs and advance the profession in PMI’s communities of practice. Interact through wikis, webinars, discussions and blogs. Use shared documents, surveys, announcements, a member directory and popular links. When you join PMI, you can participate in the communities of practice that match your specific interests and enrich your career.

ADVANCE | BUILD BETTER TEAMS

Assess team members’ skill levels and potential career paths

PMI’s PathPro® provides the well-defined human resources structure you need to recruit, retain, assess and promote your brightest stars. This interactive career planning tool provides a formal career path for project professionals, plus standardized job descriptions, and a proven means for matching the right person with the right position.

Assess your team’s level of project management knowledge with PMI’s Knowledge Assessments

Choose from three specific Knowledge Assessments for project, program and portfolio management. Each assessment consists of 100 multiple-choice questions that measure essential project management knowledge. No designation or credential is earned for completing it, but it is a way for you to begin mapping your career. Assessment results are provided immediately after completion.

Search for qualified candidates

Where do the most qualified project management candidates search for new opportunities? At PMI Career Headquarters. Post your open positions and reach thousands of qualified project management candidates from all over the world. You can also search for potential employees by location, industry, experience, education level and more.

ncourage team members to participate in professional development

PMI offers a variety of high-quality learning opportunities for your team to gain practical project and people skills, and earn continuing education credits to maintain their PMI certifications.

  • SeminarsWorld®, face-to-face seminars go in-depth on a single topic.
  • eSeminarsWorldSM, e-learning on-demand courses and Publication Quizzes are convenient for professionals with busy schedules.
  • PMI’s network of Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s) are approved to provide training to help your team excel.

ADVANCE | ELEVATE YOUR PROFILE

Build connections to the people and resources critical to your success

As part of a global community of more than 350,000 project professionals, PMI membership will help you build important professional relationships and gain valuable knowledge to advance your career and your organization.

Take an active role in a PMI community

One way to raise your profile in the project management community is to get involved with a PMI community. By joining a community, you can meet and network with other project professionals both locally and virtually, sharing ideas and collaborating on projects.

Get involved in professional awards

Do you know someone who has shown superior performance in project management? PMI honors professional excellence through its Professional Awards program, recognizing those projects, practitioners, organizations and professional development products that set the highest standards of performance.

SUMMARY | Advance Your Career with PMI

  • Certification Programs
  • PMI Membership and Communities
  • Exclusive PMI.org Content
  • Industry White Papers
  • PMI’s PathPro
  • PMI Career Headquarters
  • Publication Quizzes
  • eLearning on Demand
  • eSeminarsWorld Online Courses
  • Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s) Network
  • Special Project Team Volunteer
  • PMI Leadership Institute
  • Professional Awards Program