About PMI-LA

PMI is the leading global association for the project management profession. PMI sets industry standards, conducts research and provides education, certification and professional exchange opportunities designed to strengthen and further establish the profession. PMI advances the careers of practitioners, while enhancing overall business and government performance, through documentation of return on investment. PMI has more than 600,000 members and 400,000 PMPs (Project Management Professional certification) in over 180 countries.  Within Los Angeles, there are over 1,500 PMI Members.

During the early years of PMI, there were no chapters; the organization existed as one body with individual members. The local chapter concept was eventually introduced, and a unit consisting of all California members was formed. This California chapter alternated holding its meetings in San Francisco and Los Angeles, drawing participation throughout the state. However, the travel and logistics soon proved impractical; and separate chapters were eventually formed in each location. 

The Southern California Chapter was formed from those PMI members south of Bakersfield. Monthly meetings were held, which drew attendees from this vast area, and a charter was issued to this Southern California Chapter in 1974. 

By 1986, the number of members in the San Diego area was large enough to charter a separate chapter, the San Diego Chapter, to serve that area. Meantime, PMI interest and membership continued to grow in the Southern California Chapter, and eventually, the membership in the Orange County area was sufficient to support a new chapter there as well. With the formation of the Orange County Chapter in 1989, the name of the Southern California Chapter was changed to the Los Angeles Chapter; and in 1999, the PMI-LA chapter received recognition for its 25th year in operation. However, the geographical territory of the chapter was still too large to allow us to adequately serve our members in all our area. So, in 2000, still another chapter, the Los Padres Chapter, was formed which consisted of members in the Santa Barbara and Ventura area. 

Our Mission
“To provide opportunities for individual growth in project management and increase corporate awareness of the project management profession.”

Our Vision
"PMI-LA will be recognized as a premier PMI chapter for the advancement of project management and a benchmark for other PMI chapters."

Member Benefits

  • Monthly networking opportunities
  • National and local job leads
  • Discounts to monthly dinner meetings
  • Invitations to conferences and expert presentations
  • Discounts on Saturday seminars and professional development courses
  • PMP certification prep workshops
  • Ongoing membership support
  • Project Management mentoring programs
  • Ongoing training in project management and related fields

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Chapter Membership

Total Members 2108
New members this year 313
PMP® Members 1172
CAPM® Members 44
PgMP® Members 3
PMI-SP® Members 2
PMI-RMP® Members 8
PMI-ACP® Members 54
PfMP® Members 3
PMI-PBA® Members 8
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 1984
Student Members 111
Other Members 13
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Professional Development

2019/06/08 - The Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Project Management

Jun 8, 2019
Time: 09:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: DeVry University Sherman Oaks Galleria

2019/06/28 - PMI-ACP® 3-Days Online Intensive Bootcamp

Jun 28, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
Time: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm
Location: Online

2019/08/09 - PMP® Certification Boot Camp

Aug 9, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019
Time: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Online

2019/09/07 - PMP®/CAPM® Exam Prep Workshop

Sep 7, 2019 - Oct 19, 2019
Time: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
Location: Online

Upcoming Events

2019/06/04 - Getting the Best from Your Team: Expanding the Definition of Expertise

Jun 4, 2019
Time: 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm
Category: North LA
Location: Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

2019/06/05 - Northridge Networking Mixer

Jun 5, 2019
Time: 05:30 pm - 08:30 pm
Category: Networking
Location: Claim Jumpers, Northridge

2019-06-26 - How to Cultivate a Culture of Accountability That Sticks

Jun 26, 2019
Time: 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm
Category: South Bay
Location: The Point: Keller Williams Beach Cities

2019/07/21 - Celebration 45 Years in the Making

Jul 21, 2019
Time: 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
Category: Membership
Location: Los Verdes Golf Course