Administered by the Project Management Institute, the Project Management Professional Certification has been recognized since 1984. In 2007, the PMP certification was further validated by obtaining accreditation from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). So what benefit does this certification offer you, as a project manager?
While you’re well aware of the implications of your job and know that ensuring project completion within budget is priority number one, a PMP certification can provide further benefits, including:
1. A salary boost – PMP is one of the most esteemed credentials for project managers and often enables professionals to obtain a salary bump post-certification.
2. An impressive resume – When hiring project managers, many employers place greater value on applicants who are professionally certified.
3. A competitive advantage – Standing out within your profession can be difficult, but with professional certification, you show personal drive and dedication to your career.
4. Professional support – The Project Management Institute (PMI) has various forums and support communities that enable you to leverage the knowledge and experience of fellow Project Management Professionals.
5. Formalized expertise – A certification from a third party, global organization provides an unbiased seal of approval for your knowledge and skills.
In choosing to achieve your PMP, it’s important to note that unlike other professional certifications, you are required to periodically renew your certification. In renewing your certification, you continue to show employers your commitment to making the most of your career.