Submitted by Mohammed Mawlana.
The Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world’s leading not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession, with more than half a million members and credential holders in more than 185 countries. It is a not-for-profit organization that advances the project management profession through globally-recognized standards and certifications, collaborative communities, an extensive research program, and professional development opportunities. PMI’s most famous and admired certification is Project Management Professional (PMP). In order to apply for PMP certification, the candidate should have 4 years of work experience in fields related to project management.
So what is project management? Project management is the application of knowledge, skills and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently. But don’t worry, you can apply to sit for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) if you have finished a course related to project management such as ENGR 301 Engineering Management Principles and Economics, BLDG 478 Project Management for Construction, BCEE 464 Project Cost Estimating, BCEE 465 Construction Planning and Control, or BCEE 466 Simulations and Design of Construction Operations.
Why choose a PMI certificate? You may ask. Or why even become a member of PMI? You can read about the benefits of holding a PMI certificate and becoming a member. The student membership fee is 40 $/year. The CAPM examination fee is $225 for PMI members and $300 for non-PMI members, and the certification is valid for 5 years.