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Suitable PMI Certifications for Planners/Planning Engineers/Project Control Specialists

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Ryan Lee
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Hi there,

Can someone please kindly advise which PMI certifications would be most suitable for a Planner who also has exposure to cost control and overall project control concepts?

I was considering the CAPM and PMI-SP certifications as best fits, as opposed to the most popular PMP certfication.

Also open to hearing thoughts on other recognised accreditations (besides PMI) which might be more recognised/beneficial for project controls professionals.


Patrick Weaver
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Hi Ryan,

PMI-SP is PMI-Scheduling Professional and includes Earned Value and cost control in the exam.  Its a hard test to pass! for more on this exam see:

The other current certification is the PSP from AACEi, for their relative difference see:

Or you can wait for the Guild of Project Controls credentials being developed here as part fo the Planning Planet family.