The Project Management Institute (PMI) is the premier international organization promoting professionalism in the field of Project Management. Currently our organization has more than half a million members worldwide, and credentialed holders in 185 countries. The Western Lake Erie Chapter spans a large geographic area including Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Join today by completing a membership application with PMI.

Our goal is to provide value to our membership base and we want you to become an active member of the PMI Western Lake Erie Chapter. Please feel free to reach out to our board members or attend a chapter meeting as our guest to learn more about our chapter. Meetings topics, locations and dates are announced in advance on our chapter website. Meeting costs vary with the event type. In order to help you make your decision please contact us and we will be happy to send you an information packet with the following information:

PMI Membership Application and Membership Benefits Summary. 

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Description and Application. 
  • Other general PMI information to assist you in understanding our organization.


Certification - Earning the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification demonstrates your knowledge and understanding of project management principles and concepts to employers, team members, peers, and stakeholders. As a PMI member, you will benefit from discounted certification examination fees and have the opportunity to take advantage of preparation materials and courses offered through PMI's component organizations.

Education and Training - Enhance your project management knowledge. Increase your skills, prepare for the Project Management Professional Certification Examination, or earn valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward maintaining your PMP Certification. PMI members can take advantage of these opportunities at discounted rates through the PMI SeminarsWorld Program and the new e-Symposia, PMI's virtual seminars. For additional educational opportunities, search the online database of PMI recognized Registered Education Providers and the online list of academic institutions offering degrees in project management.

Knowledge & Wisdom Center - PMI members receive significant discounts on relevant, reliable, and timely information on the practice and profession of project management through the PMI James R. Snyder Center for Project Management Knowledge & Wisdom. Information is accessed via reference/research and current awareness services, which utilize resources such as literature search services and Internet search engines, to provide answers to project management related questions. Document delivery/reprint services are also available and provide copies of articles from PMI periodical literature upon request.

Publications - Members receive subscriptions to PMI's periodical publications. Take advantage of the wealth of information sent to you in the monthly issues of PM Network, PMI's sought-after professional magazine; quarterly issues of the Project Management Journal; and PMI Today, and the PMI-Chicagoland monthly newsletter. Members also receive discounts on professional books, training tools and resources available through PMI's online bookstore.