ISTR that it is estimated that there are over 1 million project managers with the PRINCE2 certification, but can someone point me to an accurate reference for this and/or any other certifications such as PMP?

Thanks. Peter

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PMI publishes "PMI Today", which displays the number of Active certification holders. As of August 2015 there are 655,576 PMPs, and 28,826 CAPMs. Another up-and-coming certification is the Agile Certified practitioner PMI-ACP which has 8,870. The other 5 certification streams have less than 4k.

All told a little under 700k. Keep in mind that some people may hold multiple certifications, and there are other organizations who do PM certs too.


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These graphics are often found at the beginning of PM Network, a magazine put out by the Project Management Institute.

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