How to verify one is a PMP or not?


The Project Management Institute provides an online registry to verify one’s certification status: PMI Online Credential Registry at

You can fill in the name and other information and check to see if the person is among the list of PMPs or other PMI Certification holders. There maybe several people with the same name holding PMP Certification, you will have to also look for the country, etc.

But any PMI Certification holders will have the option of opting out their certification status on the PMI Online Credential Registry. Therefore, if the name does not yield a result in the registry search, it is not an absolute proof that the person is not a PMP. You will have to check directly with PMI in case of suspecting misuse of the PMP title.

However, it is generally recommended that PMP holders should allow showing their profile at the PMI Online Credential Registry which gives stakeholders the certainty that your claim that you are a PMP credential holder is true to increase the trustworthiness of your skills, etc.

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Edward Chung

Edward Chung aspires to become a full-stack web developer and project manager. In the quest to become a more competent professional, Edward studied for and passed the PMP Certification, ITIL v3 Foundation Certification, PMI-ACP Certification and Zend PHP Certification. Edward shares his certification experience and resources here in the hope of helping others who are pursuing these certification exams to achieve exam success.

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