I cracked open my April edition of PMI Today to review the monthly statistics. I was impressed to see PMI added 9,750 new members in February. Upon adding the numbers to my spreadsheets, February was suddenly in like a lion and out like a lamb. Though PMI added 9,750 new members, they also lost 8,076 members. That's in one month! I realized the net gain was only 1,674 PMI members, in comparison to 3,127 PMPs. If your project had retention rates like this, don't you think someone would try to do something about it? Shouldn't the PMI see this low retention rate as being an issue that should be addressed?
February 2011 Totals: Active PMPs: 420,602 PMI Members: 341,906 CAPM: 13,678 PMI-RMP: 677 PgMP: 530 PMI-SP: 426
Source: PMI Today