PMI Certifications

Businesses are increasingly realizing the benefits of qualified project managers. Federal government roles, which is a significant sector for New Mexico, often require PMI certification. The PMP® and many other PMI certifications are based on rigorous standards and ongoing research to meet the real-world needs of organizations. PMI professional certification ensures that you’re ready to meet the demands of projects and employers across the globe.

Click this link to PMI Global website to learn more about the many professional certifications provided by PMI.

Earning Your PMP® Certification

Like many other professional certifications, earning your PMP certification is a commitment. You must know the PMI structure as specified in the PM Books of Knowledge (PMBOK). You will need to submit an application to sit for the PMP exam. Here are the key points and eligibility requirements:

  • Four-Year College / University Degree
  • 36 months of experience leading projects within the past eight years
  • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM®certification


  • High School / Secondary School Diploma
  • 60 months of experience leading projects within the past eight years
  • 35 hours of project management education/training or CAPM®certification

If you don’t meet these requirements, you may qualify for the CAPM certification. Read more about CAPM below.

How to Be Successful for the PMP® Exam

Take a PMP® Prep Course!  PMI Rio Grande Chapter (PMIRGC) offers a comprehensive course through a partnership with Driven Leadership Solutions. This course will help you prepare for exam success and satisfy the requirement for 35 hours of project management education.

Why take the course through PMIRGC?

Driven Leadership Solutions has been vetted and approved by PMI, with instructors that have completed the PMI-ATP Train the Trainer program. They use PMI-developed training course content. And they love what they do.

  • RGC Chapter members receive a discounted rate.
  • Training is provided by a PMI Authorized Training Partner, ensuring PMBOK foundational knowledge.
  • Alignment with PMI, the world’s largest project management membership association.
  • Instructors that are qualified in current learning methods and experienced in project management.
  • Courses align to the latest PMI Global Standards

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Other PMI Credentials

PMI offers multiple certifications based on your interests and career path. If you are just starting your project management career and do not meet the requirements for the PMP exam, the Certified Associate (CAPM) certification can set you on a strong path.  Learn more about the CAPM or any of these other highly valueable certifications at the PMI Global website.

  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)®
  • Program Management Professional (PgMP)®
  • PMI Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)SM
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®
  • PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®
  • PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®
  • OPM3® Professional Certification