The Project Management Institute (PMI) offers three types of membership options - Individual membership, Student membership, and Retiree membership. In this post we’re going to discuss both types of membership options.
Here’s an overview of the 3 membership types
The key difference between Individual membership and the other membership options is that an Individual membership will get you a discount on the PMI’s examinations, like the PMP certification exam, as well as on re-examination attempts.
Here’re the primary benefits of becoming a PMI member, irrespective of the membership option you go for.
Access to PMI’s job boards. You can submit your resume, and access job openings in the project management profession globally.
Discounted access to project management resources. As a PMI member, you can save up to 20% on PMI’s publications available on the PMI store, on PMI’s exams, and on PMI’s online self learning courses covering project management.
Free access to PMI’s standards, tools and templates. Membership includes free access to digital editions of PMI’s standards like the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Fifth Edition (retail pricing north of $60).
PMI’s tools and templates are actually an invaluable set of editable template documents covering almost all aspects of managing a project successfully. These include project plans, presentations, and checklists from the book, A Project Manager’s Book of Forms, by Cynthia Snyder.
Additional membership benefits include access to a wide range of peer-written articles, on-demand webinars and volunteer opportunities that among other things, will help you earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) to maintain your PMI certifications. As a member, you also get access to regular PMI publications like PM Network, PMI Today, and the Project Management Journal. These publications help you learn more about the profession’s best practices, new ideas, and perspectives from a global standpoint.
You can learn more about PMI’s memberships benefits on this page. Please leave a comment below to share your primary benefits from becoming a PMI member.