Membership FAQ’s

Q: What are the benefits of becoming a PMI member?

A: As a PMI member you are kept up to date on local and global Project Management information in various industries. With over 35 online communities there will never be a question unanswered. You can download all PMI foundational standards, practice standards and frameworks for free including the Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)

Q: Why pay extra and become a South African Chapter member?

A: The South African Chapter is an exciting community to be part of. The chapter runs a number of breakfasts and evening events featuring local and international speakers. If you’re looking for new opportunities, wanting to connect with like minded people and expand your professional network, the South African Chapter offers this and much more. PMP Exam preparation sessions are regularly run helping Project Managers get certified, and we have short courses focusing on certain areas of Project Management e.g scheduling or earned value etc.

Q: Can my PMI Certification be verified?

A: A person’s PMI certification status can usually be verified through the online Certification Registry at

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.

Q: Can I become a member of two different chapters at the same time?

A: You certainly can, however each chapter you decide to join will incur a joining fee (fees listed on PMI global website)

Q: How do I learn more about the various PMI Certifications available?

A: 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 :

Q: Do I have to join as a PMI Global member in order to be come a South African Chapter Member?

A: The South African Chapter is a component of the PMI Global organisation. To become a member of the South African Chapter, you must first be a PMI member. To join, simply follow

Q: I’m interested in preparing to sit for my PMP exam.  Are there any preparation courses to help pass my exam?

A: For more information, refer to the CAPM/PMP Preparation Classes page on the PMI Sydney Chapter website.

Q: I have a Masters Degree in Project Management from a university.  Am I automatically PMP certified as a holder of a Masters Degree in PM or do I need to go through the process to be certified?

A: Unfortunately there is no automatic route to becoming PMP certified. It is necessary to sit the exam and to meet the associated pre-conditions.

The conditions are set out in the PMP handbook which can be accessed from the following link:

The relevant information is found on page 8.

Your masters degree may cover you for a number of contact hours. However you will also need working experience to qualify.

Q: I have renewed my PMI membership & South African chapter membership, however I have not received my Tax Receipt. How can I obtain a copy?

A: You can log into the site – – and reprint a copy.

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