PMI Statistics

The October Project Management Institute (PMI) statistics are in.  The PMI now has over 403,220 active Project Management Professionals (PMPs) and 330,001 members. Source: PMI Today

When I look at the data from the last 4 years, the PMP® credential trend has remained relatively consistent.  Additionally, the PMI membership trend has also remained relatively consistent.  Unfortunately, based on the data, it appears people value the PMP credential more than they do being a PMI member.  Why is that?

Congratulations to all of those who reached their goal to obtain the credential.  (When I was at the PMI North American Congress back in October, they were quick to point out that the PMP is not a certification.  It's a credential.)  I don't know if anyone out there is really making a big deal about that.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
New PMPs (Net) 3,714 3,713 5,344 4,718 3,985 4,630 3,687 3,965 2,681 3,161
Total Active PMPs 367,619 371,014 375,959 381,111 385,096 389,726 393,413 397,378 400,059 403,220