Salt Lake City, Utah (June 15, 2020) — Certiport, a Pearson VUE business and the leading provider of performance-based IT certification exams that accelerate academic and career opportunities for learners, today announced their partnership with Project Management Institute (PMI) to offer a new certification, PMI-Project Management Coordinator (PMI-PMC). The PMI-PMC certification is a way for students to immerse themselves in the project management industry and connect with this passionate community of professionals.
PMI is the world's leading association for those who consider project, program or portfolio management their profession. Through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research, PMI works to prepare more than three million professionals around the world for The Project Economy: the coming economy in which work, and individuals, are organized around projects.
The new PMI-PMC certification will introduce and familiarize high school and post-secondary students to the concepts and field of project management, and the tools to apply this knowledge to a wide range of career paths. It fills the need for an industry-recognized certification that allows career and technical education institutions to add value to their programs across career clusters and compete for crucial Perkins Act funding.
"Earning an industry-recognized certification gives students a competitive edge as it demonstrates knowledge and competencies, which is a major asset as they transition to postsecondary education, internship opportunities, the military, or employment," said Michael DePrisco, vice president, global experience & solutions at PMI. "Everyone can benefit from project management skills, and the Project Management Coordinator certification is the perfect entry point for students into the project management world. We hope students who pursue this certification see this as the beginning to their career in our industry."
The PMI-PMC certification is aligned with Certiport's "Learn, Practice, Certify" model. Courseware, practice tests and the certification exam will be offered through Certiport. The courseware and practice tests will be available in August, with the certification exam becoming available near the end of 2020.
To learn more about the PMC certification, please visit gocertiport.pearsonvue.com/PMI. To learn more about PMI and its other project management certifications, visit www.pmi.org/certifications.
Certiport is the leading provider of learning curriculum, practice tests, and performance-based IT certification exams that accelerate academic and career opportunities for learners. Certiport provides certification development, delivery, and program management services through an expansive network of more than 15,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. More than 3 million Certiport exams are delivered in 26 languages across 148 countries each year throughout the academic, workforce, and corporate technology markets. Certiport is a Pearson VUE business, and is a part of the world's leading learning company, Pearson. To learn more, go to certiport.com.