The Project Management Institution (PMI), USA is an internationally recognized and leading association for the profession of project management. It has a clear goal to progress in the profession of project management practically and scientifically throughout the world. It aims to proceed in a diligent way to make the companies trust and value the project management and accredit their success to it.
What is PMI membership
A number of people come across to know about Project Management Institution and ask about its charges which is $219 per year. Actually, they are confused about whether this project management certification is actually worthy enough to invest even $219.They do not have the idea about how much it would benefit them in the future and help them earn even 100 times more the amount they spend on this participation. So let's find out the different kinds of memberships and their benefits.
Here are 3 types of memberships offered by PMI. https://pixabay.com/illustrations/membership-sign-up-register-3936563/Individual Membership
It is an open membership for everyone to join. If your work needs project management skills or you just want to learn about project management, an individual membership is ideal for you.Pricing:
PMI membership: $129 to join (plus $10 application fee)
Join or renew:$129 to renew
Chapter membership: $10 to join
Join or renew:$10 to renewStudent Membership
PMI memberships are not limited to working project practitioners. If you are a student of degree level and your college or university has US accreditation, then PMI student membership is the right choice for you. All you need is to submit a passing of project management and college enrollment verificationPricing
PMI membership: $32 to join( plus $10 application fee)
Join or renew now:$30 to renew
Chapter membership: %5 to join
Join or renew now:$5 to renewRetiree Membership
If you have been in the field of project management and your passion for project management is still the same. Then PMI retiree membership is best for you to keep you involved and updated about project management.Pricing
PMI membership: $65 to renew
Chapter membership: $10 to join
Join or renew now:$10 to renew
Benefits of PMI membership
Some of the benefits of PMI membership are described below:
1 Avail a discount of PMP certification exam fee
It is really a great benefit as if you become a PMI member, you would enjoy the reduced charges of PMP certification exam fee from $555 to #405. So you get a discount of worth $150.Besides this you would pay only $139 for PMI membership means the discount exceeds the actual cost of PMI joining.
2 Free Downloading of PMBOK Guide
If you are holding PMI membership then you get the advantage of free downloading the PMBOK Guide. This membership also benefits you in many other standards downloading for free like:
1 The Standard of Program Management-3rd Edition
2 Practice Standard for Scheduling
3 Practice Standard for Project Risk Management
4 Practice standard for Earned Value Management-2nd edition
5 Practice Standard for Project Configuration Management
6 Organizational Project Management Maturity Model(OPM3)-3rd Edition
7 Software Extension to the PMBOk Guide 5th edition
8 Construction Extension to the PMBOK Guide 3rd edition
9 Government Extension to the PMBOK Guide 3rd edition
10 And a few more
You can find out the cost of the PMBOK Guide on Amazon which is around $37, so you are saving your $ 37.3 Easy Access to various research papers
Being a member of PMI, you can also take advantage of accessing free a number of PMIs published research papers. It also gives you an amazing offer of getting paid research papers at a discounted price.
4 Free books at PMI marketplace
It is really an excellent facility for PMI members. You can have ee access to a number of project management related books and also all PMI standards in a hard copy firm at discounted rates from PMI marketplace.
5 PMI Publishing
After becoming a member of PMI you receive free copies of PM Network and PMI Today on a monthly basis. These are published by the PMI and delivered either at your doorstep or you receive them in your email inbox for free.6 PM Journal
A PMI member also gets a free copy of project management journal. It is actually a research-based journal that is published every year. It is very useful in developing an understanding of project, program and managing tactics of the portfolio.7 PMI Chapter meeting invitation
Being a PMI member you can avail an opportunity to join your local PMI chapter at a very low cost. After attending the first local chapter meeting, you regularly receive chapter meeting invitations at discounted prices. They sometimes offer this for free.8 Connect with professionals
PMI membership provides you with networking facilities. You will have an amazing opportunity to connect with professionals through Communities of Practice and also during your PMI chapter meeting. By joining PMI membership, you get a lot of worthy and valuable connections with professionals.
It could be very beneficial in your exam preparation as if you have got any query regarding any of your lesson you can contact professionals to solve your problems.9 Free access to PMP (SIGS)
Another advantage of getting the membership of PMI is that after joining you can access freely PMI Specific Interest Groups. You can choose any of the specific group according to your Interest or needs.10 Get Free PDUs
The PMI offers a wide range of free webinars. Being a PMI member you can have free Category-A PDUs in unlimited numbers by watching these webinars. PMI has an automatic system for reporting to the PMI after your complete watching the webinar. https://pixabay.com/illustrations/woman-network-women-s-network-1966044/. So after getting to know the various benefits of PMI membership, you would be feeling to join PMI and its membership plans.