PMI Fact File

Active PMI Credential Holder Statistics – PMI Fact File

The Project Management Institute (PMI) was founded in October 1969 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. PMI launched their first credential, the Project Management Professional (PMP), in 1984 and it has since become a de facto standard certification in project management. PMI has since then, launched 7 additional certifications all within the realm of project management.

In PMI’s monthly publication, ‘PMI Today’, they publish a ‘Fact File’ that shows the current numbers of credential holders. Below is a table that shows the growth of these credentials over the last several years.

DatePMI
Members
PMP
(1984)
CAPM
(2003)
PgMP
(2007)
PMI-RMP
(2009)
PMI-SP
(2009)
PMI-ACP
(2011)
PfMP
(2014)
PMI-PBA
(2014)
Jun-17486,551774,40633,8801,9674,1581,71016,2834501,479
May-17486,680777,20233,7311,9354,1171,68615,9014401,427
Apr-17484,657773,84033,6211,8964,0601,67315,6214231,376
Mar-17484,524761,90533,3831,8804,0131,65215,1154121,282
Feb-17478,808762,14833,2761,8393,9661,64314,8293881,246
Jan-17477,616759,06533,0261,8113,9311,62114,5424071,214
2016 Growth-0.5%8.6%9.4%24.3%13.7%11.7%38.3%47.1%121.0%
Dec-16472,269745,89132,8681,7883,8861,60314,0214031,127
Nov-16473,037745,08132,6081,7603,8311,59713,7123941,077
Oct-16475,993741,00732,3681,7543,7831,58213,4373841,036
Sept-16475,827729,55232,1151,7333,7461,55912,971370981
Aug-16476,149728,92931,9081,6943,7141,54512,731357952
Jul-16477,573724,77331,8551,6803,6931,52112,475346919
Jun-16477,582718,13131,7551,6623,6751,51612,044335843
May-16477,134723,06831,5971,6263,6341,51611,801332804
Apr-16479,337720,07831,2581,5993,5851,50611,466321725
Mar-16480,164712,94830,9941,5723,5541,49411,136314688
Feb-16477,992714,49130,8301,5283,5231,47810,898301634
Jan-16482,547712,51530,6851,5093,4881,46010,708294609
2015 Growth4.5%
7.4%10.5%23.9%13.8%13.2%39.3%49.7%136.1%
Dec-15478,493694,53430,4741,4833,4431,44810,351286569
Nov-15474,646686,64130,0321,4383,4181,43510,141274510
Oct-15475,899678,61929,7511,4183,3721,4139,916264476
Sep-15471,437663,23829,5321,3873,3351,4079,625259453
Aug-15467,193669,68829,2731,3763,3031,3949,271252430
Jul-15466,645665,65129,0381,3563,2661,3819,355245398
Jun-15462,405655,57628,8261,3283,2531,3758,870244359
May-15462,074660,33828,5941,3043,2151,3558,514235333
Apr-15463,858658,52328,2801,2813,1771,3458,255223300
Mar-15461,609650,97127,9631,2523,1221,3258,026212281
Feb-15457,459650,91527,6481,2203,0901,2987,774200258
Jan-15460,853645,48527,4781,1913,0551,2847,528191234
2014 Growth3.3%7.5%11.1%16.7%16.2%16.3%56.9%--
Dec-14454,032639,23727,1681,1613,0031,2687,282183216
Nov-14451,664639,02326,7711,1312,9661,2546,987168?
Oct-14454,379636,38426,4901,1232,9321,2426,885162?
Sep-14449,709626,20526,1841,1052,9081,2276,668154?
Aug-14447,129625,34625,8711,0912,8781,2076,450??
Jul-14447,587627,84425,5401,0772,8371,2016,221??
Jun-14444,378617,98625,7171,0682,7951,1945,990??
May-14449,769618,93325,6721,0492,7461,1855,771?-
Apr-14451,871615,44325,4041,0362,6961,1675,511?-
Mar-14450,037607,12825,0601,0272,6691,1445,265?-
Feb-14446,959605,90924,7891,0142,6381,1185,008?-
Jan-14449,803603,21624,6461,0042,6171,1094,825?-
2013 Growth10.6%16.5%21.3%19.3%43.2%34.7%125.0%--
Dec-13439,677594,60324,4509952,5841,0904,641?-
Nov-13437,576593,07424,1969852,5071,0364,366--
Oct-13441,425590,41623,9499772,5121,0334,132--
Sep-13438,357585,04023,7939692,5121,0333,893--
Aug-13438,681583,80623,6999672,5191,0373,691--
PMP Exam Change…now based on the PMBOK Guide, 5th Edition (first published in Jan 2013)
Jul-13439,294582,22423,5609392,3349813,468--
Jun-13435,670552,97722,9469142,2229483,249--
May-13433,470545,09821,9158982,1669113,056--
Apr-13424,657537,41321,3978752,0338932,858--
Mar-13418,080525,34120,9938651,9698712,635--
Feb-13411,928521,34520,7008521,9188462,461--
Jan-13408,465516,22920,4478501,8648262,276--
2012 Growth7.0%9.2%22.2%23.0%51.0%40.0%280.6%--
Dec-12397,453510,43420,1578341,8058092,063--
Nov-12395,965500,08219,8498231,7327801,835--
Oct-12394,851494,59419,5428641,6967641,611--
Sep-12390,279482,01519,2018081,6267371,416--
Aug-12388,276487,86718,8888051,5767201,297--
Jul-12387,199484,76118,5917931,5296941,141--
Jun-12386,545474,94818,2277871,472672999--
May-12386,545479,32717,9247751,423654892--
Apr-12383,118477,03117,5687741,372633758--
Mar-12382,210472,10217,2687711,323632655--
Feb-12378,749472,79916,9397741,280611579--
Jan-12377,589471,43716,6877281,243589542--
2011 Growth11.2%13.3%24.3%32.7%103.2%41.7%---
Dec-11371,575467,39016,4916781,195578?--
Nov-11370,744469,05116,1596541,119562?--
Oct-11370,233468,86415,9386371,083544?--
Sep-11368,349464,16815,6956251,040524?--
Aug-11366,854466,16315,423606983502---
Jul-11362,726451,86815,129599943494---
Jun-11357,770437,99914,781584884474---
May-11353,326434,83914,465575826466---
Apr-11349,524430,46914,179561786451---
Mar-11346,730423,51513,969553741440---
Feb-11341,906420,60213,678530677426---
Jan-11340,232417,47513,464521622418---
2010 Growth7.8%14.2%29.3%32.7%180.0%71.4%---
Dec-10334,019412,50313,272511588408---
Nov-10331,697409,15912,925502538387---
Oct-10330,001403,22012,729492516377---
Sep-10327,180400,05912,565478483369---
Aug-10323,220397,37812,367460447357---
Jul-10320,388393,41312,111447419341---
Jun-10318,421389,72611,785436393327---
May-10317,989385,09611,458421357320---
Apr-10317,787381,11111,234412338307---
Mar-10317,962375,95910,970400287280---
Feb-10315,106371,01410,678396266274---
Jan-10314,721367,61910,444393242261---
2009 Growth7.8%13.5%52.5%------
Dec-09309,715361,23810,263385210238---
Nov-09308,102356,41910,003382199232---
Oct-09308,485350,4509,787328181213---
Sep-09306,180357,4779,619???---
Aug-09305,191364,5429,412???---
Jul-09306,111360,6629,126???---
PMP Exam Change…now based on the PMBOK Guide, 4th Edition (first published in Dec 2008)
Jun-09306,980359,9738,139???---
May-09307,180346,0538,139???---
Apr-09305,127336,0517,795???---
Mar-09302,364331,2087,455???---
Feb-09296,377327,2507,207???---
Jan-09293,416322,2506,963???---
2008 Growth13.3%19.0%77.1%------
Dec-08287,438318,2896,729???---
Nov-08285,209311,6767,927???---
Oct-08283,321306,7066,151???---
Sep-08280,264299,7515,892???---
Aug-08277,221295,4135,708?-?---
Jul-08275,169288,8385,196?-?---
Jun-08271,638283,8115,196?-?---
May-08269,458278,6184,971?-?---
Apr-08266,747272,0324,695?-----
Mar-08264,496266,1464,410?-----
Feb-08260,458259,6944,229?-----
Jan-08259,172273,5473,988?-----
2007 Growth9.9%25.7%107.8%------
Dec-07253,692267,3673,799?-----
Nov-07251,924262,8603,601?-----
Oct-07249,860256,1843,366?-----
Sep-07246,216251,7823,215------
Aug-07245,933247,5373,051------
Jul-07245,175242,9912,872------
Jun-07243,604236,9962,714------
May-07241,895233,3302,586------
Apr-07238,565228,2772,390------
Mar-07236,871223,9772,252------
Feb-07232,756217,5192,102------
Jan-07230,825212,6221,828------

2 Comments

  1. Ashlyn on October 4, 2016 at 3:59 am

    Hi,
    I loved this blog as i’m Working as a PMP Faculty at Hyderabad , India at Proventures India Institute. Nice to Read this Blog related Project Management Course and the Data Makes me Happy which was shown the Growth of PMP in Table.

  2. PRAVEEN JAIMAN on March 8, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Thanks for the useful information.

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