Students can now get their Project Management Ready Certification from PMI

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We all know project management skills apply across industries, organizations, and age groups. Now, the Project Management Institute (PMI) has announced the PMI Project Management Ready certification, providing a way for high school students to immerse themselves in the project management industry and connect with the community of project management professionals.

The new certification will introduce high school and post-secondary students to the concepts and field of project management, and the tools to apply this knowledge to a wide range of career paths.

“Earning an industry-recognized certification gives students a competitive edge, as it demonstrates knowledge and competencies, which is a major asset as they transition to postsecondary education, internship opportunities, the military, or employment. Everyone can benefit from project management skills, and the PMI Project Management Ready certification is the perfect entry point for students into the project management world. We hope students who pursue this certification see this as the beginning to their career in our industry.”

Michael DePrisco, PMI Vice President, Global Experience and Solutions

The PMI Project Management Ready certification introduces learners to:

  • Project Management Fundamentals and Core Concepts
  • Traditional Plan-Based Methodologies
  • Agile Frameworks/Methodologies
  • Business Analyst Frameworks


  • Read at a seventh grade level
  • Possess fundamental computer literacy 
  • Be able to participate in training and take exams

The certification will officially launch in early 2021. You can learn more here.

Key Consulting provides live online and in-person Project Management Professional (PMP) certificationproject management best practice, and Microsoft Project training courses, using Project Management Institute (PMI) best practices and standards.  If you need help with anything related to project management feel free to contact us.

About Kevin Archbold

Kevin Archbold, PMP, PMI-SP, has over 30 years of project management experience with large and small organizations in a variety of industries, including automotive, nuclear, telecommunications, trucking, IT, recruiting, mining, construction, and government. Kevin has presented at local and national levels within the Project Management Institute (PMI), is the winner of a local chapter PMI Project of the Year Award, and is the current president of a PMI Chapter.

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