Every month I get a copy of PMI Today and I annotate 3 data points: New PMP® for the month, new PMPs year-to-date (YTD), and total number of active PMPs.
For the second month in a row, PMI did not include New PMP monthly numbers and the YTD total, opting to report just the overall number of active credential holders. This is not a problem since I have been tracking the PMP data for over a year.
With an impressive 645 more certifications than last month, the trend continues with the new number of PMPs in June totaling *4,630. Year-To-Date total is *28,211. There are a total of 389,726 active PMPs.
* Numbers based on YTD totals reported by PMI and historical data.
The current trend predicts PMI will hit 400,000 active PMP credential holders this year.
|New PMPs (Monthly)||3,714||3,713||5,344||4,718||3,985||4,630|
|New PMPs (YTD)||3,714||7,429||12,779||19,596||23,581||28,211|
|Total Active PMPs||367,619||371,014||375,959||381,111||385,096||389,726|
I want to congratulate those 4,630 out there who passed the exam in June. It’s no cakewalk and I recognize your efforts and achievement.
What do you think of the current certification velocity? Are there too many PMPs being certified on a monthly basis; too few; just right? I’d love to hear your thoughts.