PMI Silver Spring Chapter


PMISSC Announcements

2020 Board Election Nominations Now Open

On June 14, 2020, the Project Management Institute Silver Spring Chapter (PMISSC) opened up the nomination process for its 2020 board of director elections. 

Interested candidates are welcome to nominate themselves and anyone is free to nominate a candidate of their choosing.  All nominations are due by midnight on August 31, 2020.

The following Offices comprising a segment of the Board of Directors are on the ballot for the 2020 PMISSC Election:

          ♦ Vice-President of Professional Development
          ♦ Vice-President of Membership
          ♦ Vice-President of Governance/Board Secretary 
          ♦ Vice-President of Technology
          ♦ Vice-President of Outreach

Those elected for the positions above will serve a two-year term beginning on January 1, 2021 and ending on December 31, 2022.

For more information, please visit the PMISSC elections page:

To access the rules and regulations governing PMISSC activities, please visit the chapter by-laws page:

Coming Soon: New PMI Certification Application Format

On June 8, 2020, the Project Management Institute (PMI) announced the launch of a new and redesigned format for all of its current certification exam applications.

Scheduled for implementation during the second half of June 2020, the changes were made on the basis of user feedback and so the new application is designed to be more straightforward and easier for certification candidates to complete.  

Here’s what is new:

  • Decreased number of screens to streamline application
  • Eligibility requirements (years of work experience, hours of training required) are staying the same, but the format in which applicants submit this information is changing. For example, candidates can now enter months of experience instead of hours, which is much easier to track
  • Where possible, PMI eliminated free text fields and included more drop-down type selection fields. Being able to select an answer from a drop-down makes it clear to applicants what the question is asking and is thus easier to answer

The following certifications benefit from these improvements: PMP, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMI-RMP, and PMI-SP. 

To improve stakeholder understanding of the new process, PMI has made available a Quick Reference Guide in portable digital format (PDF) and there is an online demo that illustrates and previews the changes. View the demo here.   

Candidates with open/pending applications are encouraged to submit applications by June 15, 2020. If they are unable to submit by that date, PMI will do its best to transfer over as much of the application data as possible into the new application. Candidates with open/pending applications will be contacted directly.

For questions about the application changes, please feel free to contact PMI’s Customer Care team.​​​​​