The certified Professional designation following your name demonstrates to current and potential employers that you possess a solid foundation of experience and education in project management. This can have a positive impact on bottom-line results as the designation symbolizes knowledge and accomplishment and is highly regarded by colleagues and employers.

PMIs Certification Program offers distinct certifications as follows:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP). Leads and directs project teams,
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM). CAPM designation designed to demonstrate understanding of project management principles through education and testing,
  • PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP). Develops and maintains project schedule,
  • PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP). Assesses and identifies risks and mitigates threats and capitalizes opportunities,
  • Program Management Professional (PgMP). Achieves an organizational objective through defining and overseeing projects and resources. 

Becoming a Certified individual involves a number of steps:

  • Understand the eligibility requirements,
  • Prepare by attending a course at a professional training organization or a PMI Seminar or self-study (see PMI Bookstore or Certification Resource Materials for recommended reading),
  • Complete and submit an online certification application form,
  • Receive notification from PMI that you have met the qualifications and are approved to take the exam,
  • Set a date and time with a test center near you.

The PMI Eastern Idaho Chapter provides members with educational opportunities to learn about basic project management, review PMP exam preparedness, and develop professional skills.

If you are not a PMI member and would like to join the PMI Eastern Idaho Chapter, visit the PMI website to complete an online Membership Application.

Be sure to add PMI Eastern Idaho Chapter as a component on your application. Annual membership dues for PMI are $129, and PMI Eastern Idaho Chapter dues are $20. Each component sets their own dues individually, and PMI Eastern Idaho is one of the lowest in the country - most chapters average $25-$40 per year. A PMI Student Membership at a cost of $30, and PMI Eastern Idaho Chapter dues at $20 is available with the appropriate documentation submission.

You will also have access to PMI’s communities of practice the new and growing places for PMI members to meet online, discuss ideas and build the body of knowledge. Collaborate with peers worldwide to find solutions that meet your needs and advance the profession. Interact through wikis, webinars, discussions and blogs. Use shared documents, surveys, announcements, a member directory and popular links. All of these tools at your disposal.

For a limited time, PMI members can participate in as many communities as you’d like at no extra charge. The more you get involved, the more you’ll enjoy your PMI membership.

These communities are underway, with more coming soon:

The easiest way for a current PMI member to become a member of the PMI Eastern Idaho Chapter is to login above and then go to

The cost will be $20.00 for the remaining period of your current membership (in addition to regular PMI dues), and annually thereafter.

If your PMI membership is scheduled to expire within three months, you may wish to click the Renew link so that you can renew your membership at the same time that you add PMI Eastern Idaho Chapter membership.

If you experience any difficulty in adding the PMI Eastern Idaho Chapter membership to your profile or have any questions, please contact our VP Membership.

Annual dues for the PMI Eastern Idaho Chapter are $20*, lower than the national chapter average of $25-$40. Student memberships are only $10 per year!

Becoming a member of the PMI Eastern Idaho Chapter entitles you to a number of immediate benefits. These include:

  • Substantial discounts to all chapter activities
  • Online job listings
  • Online resume uploads
  • Online local training listings
  • Access to newsletter archives
  • Personal assistance with PMI/PMP/PDU issues by Chapter leadership
  • Ability to contribute to profession by volunteering
  • Additionally, the Chapter provides a number of services to the local project management community in which members can participate:
  • Monthly dinner meetings
  • Networking opportunities with fellow professionals
  • Networking opportunities with potential employers/employees
  • Educational opportunities on pertinent topics
  • Prepayment discounts for online event registration
  • PMP Exam Review
  • Quarterly PM Training
  • Professional development events with nationally recognized speakers
  • Annual vendor Showcase featuring project management vendors of all types
  • Connections with other PMI chapters & SIGs to ensure quality of member services and communication path to members
  • Continual plans for improvement through volunteer involvement

*Chapter dues are in addition to annual PMI dues of $119.