FAQs - Member Benefits
As a PMI member you are kept up to date on local and global Project Management information in various industries. With a global community of project professionals at your fingertips, no question will remain unanswered. You also have access to PMI foundational standards, practice standards and frameworks for free including the Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).
Oftentimes, project professionals need insight into the specific environment in which they operate. Planning, managing and executing projects in the South African context is challenging, and having access to like-minded individuals in times of need is indispensable. The PMI South Africa chapter connects individuals in a unique, close-knit community environment, providing leadership, guidance and support without restriction.
FAQs - Volunteering
No! Different types of volunteering opportunities are available to both members and non-members. We celebrate the diversity of our volunteering teams, and welcome all who have a passion and desire to contribute to the project environment and our communities. Explore the various opportunities on our Get Involved page.
The amount of time you would like to contribute to volunteering activties, is wholly up to you! Carefully consider how much time you would like to allocate to volunteering. A more formal role in the chapter may require a few hours a month; a committee or project may require volunteer work a few times a year; and a once-off project or event may be best suited to a more fluid and ad-hoc commitment.
A more appropriate question would be to determine what skills you would like to gain from the chapter! We collaborate and work with persons of all skill-sets and ability levels, whilst appreciating that we all have something to learn from each other. Whether you are wholly proficient at a task, or would like to use volunteering as an opportunity to develop a certain skill - we are here to support you.
FAQs - Certifications and Registrations
A person's PMI certification status can usually be verified through the online Certification Registry, here.
Since certification holders may choose not to be listed in the online Certification Registry, they may hold a PMI certification even if their names do not appear within the listing. Therefore, if you are unable to locate an individual’s name and credential(s) in the registry, you may request their credentials from the Project Management Institute, with the relevant signed authorization documentation.
No. There are separate fees and separate processes to renew your membership or your certification. Membership is on a one-year cycle and your certification renewal is on a three-year cycle. Feel free to contact us at email@example.com if you need further assistance.
PMI offers a comprehensive certification program for project practitioners of all education and skill levels. For a list of all available certifications and choosing the right one for you, refer to Certification.
If you are ready to start your certification journey, our ATP outreach VP can assist in identifying suitable training providers. Get in touch here: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have partered with a number of Approved Training Partners (ATPs) who are able to assist with relevant preparatory training and coaching to help you prepare for your exams. If you need help in identifying a suitable ATP, feel free to get in touch here: email@example.com
Unfortunately there is no automatic route to becoming PMP certified. Due to the nature of the certification, both working experience and formal contact hours are required. Your degree may cover you for a number of contact hours, but it is still necessary to prepare for, and take, the PMP Certification exam.
Please refer to the requirements for the PMP certification on Page 8 of the PMP handbook, which can be accessed here.
No! PMI membership is separate from PMI certifications. However, as a PMI member, you will have access to many benefits including discounts on your certification exam fee as well as discounts on professional development opportunities to help with the maintenance of your certification(s). Join here.
FAQs - Membership Queries
Members who wish to transfer their chapter membership can submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org Although requests are assessed on a case-by-case basis, additional chapter membership fees may apply.
Members are invited to join as many Local Chapters as they prefer, however each chapter will incur a separate joining fee.
To log into the South Africa Chapter site you will need your preferred email address (as provided to PMI) for your Username and your PMI ID as your Password . You can change your password at any time after logging in, by using the 'My Account' link on the login panel. Although this process is automated, there may be a slight delay in updated changes to login details.
PMI membership is for one year from the date of your membership activation. You can renew your membership as early as 90 days from your membership expiration date. You can find your membership status in your myPMI profile on PMI.org.
No - there are separate fees and separate processes to renew your membership or your certification. Membership is on a one-year cycle and your certification renewal is on a three-year cycle.