The January 2011 Project Management Institute (PMI) statistics are in. The PMI now has over 417,475 active Project Management Professionals (PMPs) and 340,232 members. So, what's new? We have a new certification announcement! In the event you were living in a cave for the last week, PMI announced the introduction of the Agile Project Professional (APP) certification.
With the announcement of the APP, I empathize with those people out there with PMI certifications other than PMPs. I feel like they've kind of been left in the lurch. If you sum all of the "non-PMP" certifications for the month of January, there were only 246 recieved.
I added the APP to the chart, merely as a placeholder. But, I do not doubt that it's going to be PMI's new shining star, as soon as they make it available.
January 2011 Totals: Active PMPs: 417,475 PMI Members: 340,232 CAPM: 13,464 PMI-RMP: 622 PgMP: 521 PMI-SP: 418
Source: PMI Today