Elevate Your Career!
The Willamette Valley Chapter provides you with local opportunities and expertise to start and build your project management career. From education, to certification, to earning professional development units, to building your network, the Willamette Valley Chapter is your go-to project management community of peers and experts.
PMI certification prepares you to excel in any industry worldwide
PMI certification shows that you have the essential knowledge, experience, and education to effectively contribute to project, strategic, and organizational success. A PMI certification is a valuable investment in your career, and yourself.
With eight certifications currently available, PMI offers a comprehensive certification program for project professionals at all stages of their careers. Globally respected and recognized, PMI certifications remain the global standard. Earning more than one can help set yourself apart and open new doors for advancement in your career.
Certification Preparatory Courses
Professional Certification Preparation Courses
To aid our members in obtaining certification, the Willamette Valley Chapter offers local preparatory classes for PMI certifications several times per year. We schedule the time and location of courses throughout our chapter area to make it easy for our members to integrate certification preparation into their busy schedules. Our teaching environments are selected with learning and safety in mind. The chapter also works with government organizations, businesses, and universities to cosponsor selected certification programs.
Our instructors are PMI members and certified professionals with extensive real-world project management experience, as well as academic training credentials. The classroom materials are provided by Velociteach, a Registered Education Provider, and are based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide and the PMI Exam Content Outline.
Continuing Education Through Chapter Events
Your PMI certification will include a way to keep your certification current and your knowledge relevant as the profession evolves through the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program. The program focuses your professional development on the employer-demanded skills of the PMI Talent Triangle — technical, leadership, and strategic and business management skills.
To assist you in maintaining your certification, the Willamette Valley Chapter provides local continuing education events, such as monthly Branch meetings and meetups, workshops, and our annual Project Management Conference.
Annual Project Management Conference
Want to learn new skills, build your professional network, and earn PDUs towards recertification? At our annual Project Management Conference, you can do all three! Typically led by a distinguished speaker, a PMC often includes team exercises with hands-on exposure to ideas and techniques, where you also get to know other participants.
Monthly Branch Meetings
Our monthly Branch lunch or dinner meetings feature an educational program designed to help you expand your project management knowledge and maintain your PMI certification.
Our local Branch meetups provide a place to meet your peers in the local area, share project challenges and resources, and build your network.
ProjectManagement.com—is a centralized location for all your community, content and collaboration needs. Access thousands of articles, templates and webinars, all designed to help you do your job. Take advantage of PDU-earning webinar opportunities. Create content, collaborate with your peers, and connect with other members within the community to build your influence. You will even earn a digital badge through your participation to display your expertise! Join today by using your PMI login credentials to access the world’s largest global online community for project professionals.
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