Project Management Institute Earns ISO 17024 Accreditation

2007-04-18 08:23 871

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., April 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- 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

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 .

Source: Project Management Institute
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