Use Online PMI Registry For PMP Certification Verification

Did you know that PMI registry can be used for the online PMP certification verification?

PMI registry is a searchable database to lookup PMP and other PMI credential holders. It can be used to check if and when a person has been awarded certification from PMI. It also tells us if the person is still a certification holder.

PMP registry is a very useful tool for the PMP aspirants, employers, and recruiters. They can use it to find out if a PMP trainer or project management job applicant has a valid PMP certificate or not. They can also determine how long ago the person passed the credential exam.

In this post, you will find out everything you wanted to know about the PMI registry. It includes screenshots and examples, which can help you in your own search.

How to Use PMI Registry For PMP Certification Verification?

You might be looking to get PMP certified and you are searching for a good 35 contact hours PMP boot camp. A good classroom training program should have an experienced and knowledgeable trainer. Furthermore, the trainer must PMP certified in good standing.

You can use the PMP registry to check if the trainer that you are considering is PMP certified or not. You can check the PMI database for her/his name. Here are the steps for verifying PMP (or any other PMI credentials).

1. Go to PMI.org and click on Certifications->Certification Registry in the menu. Refer to the figure below.

2. You will see the web page that is similar to the one shown in the figure below. You can directly go to this page by clicking here.

3. Refer to the above figure and click on  “Search the PMI online certification registry”.

4. Refer to the figure below. You will see a search form that can be used to verify the PMI credentials. In this form the Last Name is mandatory but you also use First Name, Country, and Credential for searching.

Here is an example of certifications held by our lead trainer Ms Ashwini Rao. Refer to the following figure.

PMP Certified Candidates on PMI Registry

You may not find every PMP certified person’s name on the PMI certification registry. There are two reasons for that:

PMI takes some time to update the information on the registry after you pass the exam. PMI usually updates the information about new PMPs within 5 business days but it can take up to 4 weeks also. So if you clear the exam and search your name, it may not be shown immediately.

The disclosure of information on the PMI website is voluntary. If you want you can choose to withhold your credentials information. You can instruct PMI not to display them on the certification registry.

Conclusion

PMI registry has many benefits for the PMP aspirants, certification holders, and recruiters. You can directly search using the Last Name and First name to verify the credentials of anyone. You can also search for information about other PMP certification holders in your country.

10 thoughts on “Use Online PMI Registry For PMP Certification Verification”

  1. If someone opts out of the PMI certification registry, how can you then verify that their PMP or other certifications are active?

  2. I’m more than happy to uncover this web site. I need to to thank you for ones time
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    1. Hi,

      It takes about 3-4 weeks for your name to appear on PMI’s registry provided you have allowed PMI to publish your name publicly. So if you passed recently you can check again later on the PMI registry.

      And yes, you can download a soft copy of your certificate from your profile at pmi.org.

      Best,
      Team PMExperto

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