Why become a certified project management professional?
Employers are seeking certified project managers because they understand the importance of strong project management discipline in delivering successful projects. Employers associate certification with discipline and that there is a qualitative difference overall between a pool of certified and non-certified candidates for a position.
Yes being a certified project manager doesn’t necessarily make you better than any other project manager but holding the qualification indicates a certain level of commitment, knowledge and demonstrated skill in working proficiency in a project environment.
There is also a belief out there that having a certified project manager on a project will increase the odds of project success.