What is PMI certification? | FAQs

PROJECT MANAGEMENT   |   2 minutes  |   February 16, 2017

Are you interested in a career in project management, and are wondering how the Project Management Institute fits in?

The Project Management Institute is a global group aimed at uniting and advancing members of the project management industry. PMI membership and certification is designed to recognise your project management abilities. To learn more about what this means for you, watch this short video of Kyle de Freitas, Head Tutor on the University of Cape Town Project Management Foundations online short course:

GetSmarter is now a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), and has been approved by PMI to issue professional development units (PDUs). Which means one of the best online project management courses in South Africa now comes PMI approved. This means that when you complete the UCT Project Management online short course, you will only walk away with recognition from Africa’s leading University, but also from the global authority in project management.

Want a certificate recognising your project management skills from UCT, approved by PMI?

Find out more about the UCT Project Management Foundations online short course



The Project Management Institute is considered to be the global authority in project management and they currently offer a suite of eight internationally-recognised certifications. More specifically the PMI offers certifications in project, programme, portfolio and risk management; business analysis; project scheduling; and agile. These certifications have been designed to demonstrate your commitment to the profession by showing that you have the experience, knowledge and education required to effectively contribute towards project, strategic and organisational success. To learn more, please visit PMI.org where you can download additional guides, brochures and credential handbooks.