Professional Development

The Professional Development group provides Professional Development Unit (PDU) opportunities for PMI Baton Rouge Chapter members.  These are designed to support the chapter’s strategic goals of increasing engagement with members and building awareness of the value of project management.

In 2015, Professional Development will focus on these primary business objectives:

  • Offer PMI certification prep courses through our partnerships with professional vendors for affordable opportunities for our members to prepare for PMP, ACP, and other PMI certifications
  • Offer project management workshops in partnership with professional vendors for low-cost, high quality PDU opportunities
  • Continuously improve PMI Baton Rouge Chapter Professional Development operations


PMP Certification 

PMI's Project Management Professional (PMP) certification has gained worldwide recognition as the basic credential of project managers. Many organizations and companies require PMP certification as a condition for employment and / or advancement for their project managers. 

The purpose and goal of PMI's PMP certification is to support the international community of project management professionals with a rigorous examination-based, professional certification program of the highest caliber. In addition, those who have been granted PMP certification must demonstrate ongoing professional commitment to the field of project management by satisfying Professional Development Program requirements.