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March 2022 PMI Fact File Stats

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Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: April 14, 2022 11:04 AM | Permalink

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Luis Branco CEO| Business Insight, Consultores de Gestão, Ldª Carcavelos, Lisboa, Portugal
Dear Kimberly
Thanks for sharing the PMI Fact Files

ALAAELDEEN SOLTAN Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Thanks Kimberly for sharing PMI Fact file.
We Appreciate your efforts 😊

Luis Branco CEO| Business Insight, Consultores de Gestão, Ldª Carcavelos, Lisboa, Portugal
With reference to the month of December 2021 (that is, in the 1st quarter of the year) there is an increase:

Members - 0.17%
CAPM - 2.16%
PMI-ACP- .71%
PMI-RMP - 16.77%
PMI-SP - 3.18%
PMI-PBA - 1.63%
PMP - 0.29%
PgMP - 3.41%
PfMP 2.93%

A projection for the year 2022 based on the 1st quarter led me to the following question:
- Is the PMP certification losing importance compared to the year 2021?

Rami Kaibni
Community Champion
Senior Projects Manager | Field & Marten Associates New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Thanks Kimberly. Any timeline on posting the micro-credentials stats?

Mohammed Majharul Haque Senior Project Manager| PM EXPERT SOLUTION Dhaka, Bangladesh
Thanks for sharing

Yubong Jang Senior Manager| GS E&C Seoul, 11, South Korea
Dear Kimberly,
Thanks for sharing the PMI Fact Files every month.
I might be 2,660th PMI-SP holder.

Warren Simon Program Manager| DoD Baltimore, Md, USA
Very interesting numbers.

Google tells me that there are 195 countries in the world (also per the U.N.). So we've got 217 out of those 195 covered (I know; many of these are territories and/or however each person decides to 'name' their country, all of which is fine).

And there are 1,255,861 PMP certificates out of 687,119 total PMI members. Strange numbers ...

I love looking at these types of things. The stats themselves are always interesting to me, as well as the growth of PMI over the decades. But the sort of oddballs that stick out, like those I mention above, are also intriguing to me, in trying to figure out *how* some of these numbers may come about when at closer look they shoudn't..

Thank you for keeping us all up to date on these!!

Kimberly Whitby
PMI Team Member
Online Community Specialist| PMI Newtown Square, Pa, USA
Hi Warren -

Thanks for your feedback. Just want to clarify that one does not have to be a PMI member to hold a credential, so I hope that answers your question.


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