Project Management Institute Earns ISO 17024 Accreditation



    NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., April 17 /CNW/ -- Project Management Institute
(PMI), the world's leading not-for-profit association for the project
management profession, announces that it has earned the prestigious ISO/IEC
17024 accreditation for its Project Management Professional (PMP(R))
credential program from the International Organization for Standardization
(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. ISO, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland,
launched ISO 17024 in 2002. It is now endorsed by 85 countries, 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 recognized: there are currently more than
218,000 PMP credential holders in over 160 countries. 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:

    
    -- Project Management Professional (PMP(R)), 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(R)) 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(R))
       ProductSuite provides training, tools, and certification for those who
       help organizations achieve even greater value from OPM3(R).
    

    PMI professional credentials are available to PMI members and nonmembers
alike, and are 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. More information on PMI
credentials can be found at http://www.pmi.org.

    
    About PMI
    
    With more than 232,000 members in over 160 countries, Project Management
Institute (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 more than 38 years, PMI has advanced the careers of practitioners who
have made project management indispensable in achieving business results. For
more information, please visit http://www.pmi.org.





For further information:

For further information: Erica Brath, Public Relations Content
Developer,  Project Management Institute, +1-610-356-4600, ext. 1196, 
erica.brath@pmi.org; or Alison Cox, Account Supervisor, Edelman, 
+1-214-443-7563, alison.cox@edelman.com, for Project Management Institute Web
Site: http://www.pmi.org

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