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About the Project Management Institute

History, Size and Credentials

The Project Management Institute (PMI) is an international association with over 240,000 members in 160 countries. Chartered in 1969, the organization's goal is to support the project management profession by providing education, research, and technical tools and programs including a project management professional certification program.  PMI is the fastest growing professional organization in the world. PMI offers a comprehensive certification program for project practitioners of all education and skill levels. There are currently eight credentials available, rigorously developed, globally accredited and easily transferable across borders and industries.

Which Certification is right for you?

The decision to earn a project management certification is a big one, so you should make sure you choose one that best fits your current expertise and your future career plans. See a comprehensive booklet that describes each of the 8 certifications, the process for acquiring certification, and a list of FAQs. You can apply for any certification that matches your qualifications, and no certification serves as a prerequisite for another. The Husson PM  program will provide the required instructional hours and preparation for you to take one of the following certification exams .The CAPM and PMP exam is a three hour 200 multi choice question examination; 70% correct is a passing grade. The full title of each certification the Husson Program prepares you for, the type of work they qualify you to do, and the number of PM education contact hours required to sit for each exam is indicated below:

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® (Team Member qualification.- 25 hours)

Project Management Professional (PMP)®  (Project Manager qualification – 35 hours )

After receiving the PMP or CAPM certification the holder is required to sit for 50-60 hours of additional education, or work for the local Chapter over a three year to qualify for recertification. Thirty five of these hours must be spent taking courses, internships, or community work in three categories called PMI’s Talent Triangle: Business and Strategy Management, Leadership, and Technical PM. The content of these three categories is listed on the chart.

Your Local PMI Chapter

The Maine Chapter was established in 1986 and is recognized, per capita, as one of the most active chapters in the United States. The Chapter holds monthly meetings (Sept – June), publishes a newsletter, provides free technical and educational advisory services to members and interested corporations, and via local colleges operates a project management training program. Non-members are always welcome to attend chapter meetings. Students are admitted free.

The Chapter is available to talk to organizations of all types about project management.  If interested, please contact the chapter president (email address is included in the above indicated Chapter website).Your Husson instructors are board members of the Chapter. The Chapter looks forward to the opportunity to meet you and those in your organization. Chapter members will tell you more about the chapter and PMI. The Chapter has many talented members who work for a variety of organizations in many different industries who would like to share their experiences. Please check out the rest of the PMI Maine site and feel free to contact us for additional information.