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About PMI Global

With more than 260,000 members in over 171 countries, PMI is the leading membership association for the project management profession. PMI is actively engaged in advocacy for the profession, setting professional standards, conducting research and providing access to a wealth of information and resources. PMI also promotes career and professional development and offers certification, networking and community involvement opportunities.

For almost 40 years, PMI has advanced the careers of practitioners who make project management indispensable for business results.

Our History

PMI was founded in 1969 by five forward-thinking individuals who understood the value of networking, sharing process information and discussing common project problems. After their first official meeting in October of that year at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the group officially incorporated the association in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, USA.

PMI has grown to become the global advocate for the project management profession with more than 260,000 members in over 171 countries. And with nearly 260,000 individuals hold the Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential, making it the most widely recognized - and the only global - certification in the profession.

Global Reach

Regional growth statistics as of January 2008 reveal:

  • 70 percent of PMI members live in North America, with 61 percent of our membership in the United States
  • Nearly 40,000 members reside in the Asia Pacific region
  • Members in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) number almost 30,000
  • Approximately 10,700 members in Latin America and Caribbean countries.
  • Our chapters and specific interest groups (SIGs) are constantly growing as well. At present there are 30 SIGs representing a range of industries and 251 chapters around the world.

Regional Service Centres

PMI operates two Regional Service Centres outside the United States for the convenience of its members around the world. To help members in the EMEA region, PMI has an office in Brussels, Belgium, while its Singapore office assists members in the Asia Pacific region.


PMP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.