Project Management Institute: Arabian Gulf Chapter

Career Development & Certifications

Project Management Professional (PMP)
What is PMP?
The PMP is the project management credential of choice for numerous industries and companies. The PMP certification involves a rigorous, examination-based process that represents the highest caliber in professional standards. To be eligible for the PMP certification, you must first meet specific education and experience requirements and agree to adhere to a code of professional conduct. The final step in becoming a PMP is passing a multiple-choice examination designed to objectively assess and measure your project management knowledge.


Organizational Project Management Maturity (OPM3)

The term "Organizational Project Management Maturity" describes an organization's overall ability to select and manage projects in a way that supports its strategic goals. OPM3's unique feature is the interactive database application accessible on the CD-ROM that warehouses the hundreds of Best Practices, and thousands of Capabilities, Outcomes and Key Performance Indicators, as well as the thousands of dependencies between and among Best Practices-the first Standard of its kind to be published by PMI.

The OPM3 Certification Program is a comprehensive program designed to elevate the application of the OPM3 Standard to a higher level. The program is accepting individuals that have consulting experience, have conducted assessments, and are able to pass an entrance exam coverings various aspects of the OPM3 Standard.

For more information on PMP and/or OPM3 please contact PMI-AGC:
P.O. Box 11343, Dhahran - 31311
Tel.: (+966 3) 874-7020 / 873-4751 / 873-6778
Mobile: (+966 50) 681-0102
Fax: (+966 3) 873-5020
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Professional Credential Program
PMI administers a globally recognized professional credential program that promotes professional development and maintains an ISO 9001 certification in Quality Management Systems.

Earlier this year, PMI's leadership as the global certification body for project management was further advanced when the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential process received ISO 17024 accreditation. This distinction benefits PMI members and PMP holders in several ways:

  • It elevates the status of PMP holders on projects, within organizations and within the global project management community.
  • It allows organizations that employ PMP holders to reference the ISO 17024 certification as a qualifier for competence and capability of their employees.
  • It assures those professionals considering PMP certification that PMI's certification system is recognized in the global business community.


Maintaining Your Credential
PMI's certification maintenance through the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program sets its credentials apart. And in a competitive job market, the right credential can mean the difference between getting the job or not.

The Institute requires individuals to maintain their credential's active status. Individuals who do not maintain this status allow their credentials to expire and are no longer allowed to refer to themselves as Program Management Professionals (PgMPSM), PMP or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) holders. While nothing is required to maintain an academic degree, continuing education is a requirement for maintaining most PMI credentials. Participation in continuing education activities indicates to your peers, employers and employees that you are committed to professional development.

You do not need to be a member of PMI to earn one of our professional credentials.

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