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

Chapter Membership

Total Members 2034
New members this year 165
PMP® Members 1144
CAPM® Members 37
PgMP® Members 3
PMI-SP® Members 1
PMI-RMP® Members 8
PMI-ACP® Members 47
PfMP® Members 3
PMI-PBA® Members 9
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 1921
Student Members 100
Other Members 13
PMP/CAPM/PgMP/PMI-SP/PMI-RMP/PMI-ACP/PfMP/PMI-PBA are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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Upcoming Events

2019/03/21 - Don’t Put Creativity in a Box: Integrate Play and Creativity in the Work You Do

Mar 21, 2019
Time: 05:30 pm - 09:00 pm
Category: Flagship
Location: Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Westside

2019/03/21 - Enhancing your Influence: Managing Up, Down and Across the Organization

Mar 21, 2019
Time: 07:30 am - 08:50 am
Category: Pasadena
Location: Parsons Corporation

2019/03/27- Ethical Disposition of IT Assets

Mar 27, 2019
Time: 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm
Category: South Bay
Location: The Point: Keller Williams Beach Cities

2019/04/02 - Agile Methodologies

Apr 2, 2019
Time: 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm
Category: North LA
Location: Stratasys Direct Manufacturing

2019/04/04 - Certified ScrumMaster (CSM®)

Apr 4, 2019 - Apr 5, 2019
Time: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
Category: Prof Dev
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton - Westside

2019/04/13 - Benefit Management, WIIFM?

Apr 13, 2019
Time: 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
Category: Prof Dev
Location: DeVry University Sherman Oaks Galleria

2019/04/16 - Oracle Primavera P6 Live Online Workshop

Apr 16, 2019
Time: 08:00 am - 12:00 pm
Category: Training
Location: Online

2019/04/26 - 2019/04/28 - PMI-ACP® 3-Days Online Intensive Bootcamp

Apr 26, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019
Time: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm
Category: Prof Dev
Location: Online

2019/04/28 - Microsoft Project Training

Apr 28, 2019
Time: 08:00 am - 12:00 pm
Category: Training
Location: Online

2019/05/17 - 2019/05/19 - PMP® Certification Boot Camp

May 17, 2019 - May 19, 2019
Time: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Category: Prof Dev
Location: Hyatt Place LAX

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