Back in the year 2007, Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading non-profit entity for the project management profession, announces that it has earned the prestigious ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation for its Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential program from the International
Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).

ISO 17024 accreditation of PMI’s credential system for the PMP further validates the global recognition of this designation by an independent, unbiased accreditation body. It is now endorsed by more than 85 countries worldwide, and is a globally accepted benchmark for organizations that certify individuals worldwide.

PMI is the first professional project management association in the world to achieve this accreditation for its system for certifying personnel. The accreditation includes rigorous requirements for examination development and maintenance, and for quality management systems for continuing quality assurance. Organizations that employ PMI certified PMP credential holders can reference the ISO 17024 certification as a qualifier for competence and capability in project management. Professionals who are considering earning the PMP credential can be reassured that PMI’s certification system is recognized in the global business community as an international standard for certifying bodies. PMI uses the same development, maintenance and quality management system for all of its credentials.

PMI credentials are globally recognised: there are currently more than hundreds of thousands PMP credential holders in more than 160 countries globally. ISO 17024 accreditation provides further validation of the PMP’s status as the most globally transferable project management credential in the world. PMI offers a variety of credentials for practitioners from a entry level through senior executive as per below:

Project Management Professional (PMP®), initiated in 1984 to     demonstrate to employers, clients and colleagues that project managers possess project management knowledge, experience and skills to bring projects to successful completion.
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) for project team members, entry-level project managers, and qualified undergraduate and graduate students to recognize their value to project team performance.
Program Management Professional (PgMPSM) for the professional who leads the management of multiple projects and ensures the ultimate success of a program
Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3®) ProductSuite provides training, tools, and certification for those who help organizations achieve even greater value from OPM3®.

PMI professional credentials are available to PMI members and
non-members, and they widely recognized and accepted throughout the
world as evidence of a proven level of education, knowledge and experience
in project, program and portfolio management. PMI uses the same development, maintenance and quality management system for all of its
credentials.

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