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Project Management

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What is the PMI?



What is the PMI?

PMI® stands for the Project Management Institute. In the world of project management, this acronym is ubiquitous. It is the world’s largest not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession, and is widely recognized as setting the international standard for best practices in project management. Visit the PMI® site to learn more.

Why does the PMI matter?

Amongst other things, the PMI® is globally recognized for its standards and certification programs, including the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification. This title is held by hundreds of thousands of people internationally. According to the PMI®, “salaries and career opportunities for credential holders show that employers recognize the value delivered by trained practitioners.”

What is the relationship between McMaster University Continuing Education and the PMI?

MCE is a Registered Education Provider (REP) through the PMI®. This means we have met or exceeded rigorous standards for quality and effectiveness in project management education as defined by PMI. There are many recognized benefits to choosing an REP.

All of our project management courses qualify for the PMI’s® Professional Development Units (PDUs) which PMI® credential holders require for continuing education credits. 

PMBOK, PMP, PMI and the REP logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.