About PMI-SWVA

Who is the PMI Southwest Virginia Chapter?

We like to call Southwest Virginia home. We are proud of our region and its many outstanding communities and organizations, as well as its abundant cultural and recreational opportunities.  We love working and living here.

In the early 2000's, as professional project managers, we grew increasingly frustrated that the nearest PMI chapters were too far away to be of any practical benefit. These chapters included:

  • Central Virginia (Richmond)
  • Washington, DC
  • Metrolina (Charlotte)
  • North Carolina's Piedmont Triad

With a lot of hard work and perseverance we obtained full chapter status in 2003. The chapter offers a variety of valuable services to the local community and promotes excellence in the project management profession and project management education throughout Southwest Virginia.

As of January 2017, our chapter is continuously growing with current membership at 278 members with 92% holding one or more PMI credential. The detailed breakdown is as follows:

  • PMP – 205
  • CAPM – 9
  • PMI-ACP – 7
  • PgMP – 2
  • PMI-RMP  1 

Geographic Area

Geographically, our chapter primarily serves the area of Virginia located south and west of a line drawn from Covington to Lexington to Lynchburg, and on to Danville. This includes the metro areas of Roanoke, Blacksburg, Lynchburg, Danville, and Bristol. This area is home to a wide variety of organizations serving many diverse industries and needs.

We are proud members of PMI's Region 5 which encompasses Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, and North Carolina and includes the following 14 PMI chapters:

  • Baltimore, MD
  • Central Virginia
  • Hampton Roads, Virginia
  • Kentuckiana
  • Kentucky Bluegrass
  • North Carolina Piedmont Triad
  • North Carolina
  • Metrolina
  • Montgomery County, MD
  • Silver Spring, MD
  • Southern Maryland
  • Southwest Virginia
  • Washington D.C.
  • West Virginia/Ohio Valley

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