To join our chapter, you must first join the Project Management Institute ($129 per year). You may join the San Francisco Bay Chapter ($35 per year, $15 for students) when you join PMI or you may add the Chapter to your membership at any time.

Are you looking for work but still want to maintain your PMI membership? During these tough economic times, this comes as a reminder that PMI has always offered a 1-Year Hardship Membership FREE of charge for anyone who is unemployed. To qualify you must be a paying member for a minimum of 3 years. For details contact the PMI Headquarters Customer Service Department at 610-356-4600.

There are many benefits of membership including the option to join our chapter or one of the many other chapters around the world.

Here are step by step instructions on joining PMI and/or adding our chapter to your membership:

How to Join the Project Management Institute and the SF Bay Area Chapter
  1. Go to
  2. Click “Join Now” on the left hand side under “Become a PMI Member”
  3. Click the type of membership desired, e.g. “Individual”
  4. On the next page, select “Add to cart”
  5. On the next page below the “Checkout” option select “Community Membership”. Click “Browse Communities”
  6. This brings you to a page called “PMI Components and Communities”. Under the Chapter heading click “North America”
  7. On the next page select “California”
  8. Click “Join” under San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
  9. “Add to cart” and follow the checkout process

NOTE: You may also call the PMI Customer Care line at (610) 356-4600. Option 8 and the representative will instruct you on how to join and answer any questions you may have.

PMI Global will process your application within a few weeks and your data will be added to our chapter database.

How to Add the SF Bay Area Chapter to your PMI Membership

If you are already a member of PMI you may add our chapter to your membership for $35 per year.

  1. Log into the website with your PMI user id and password
  2. Click or copy this link into your browser:
  3. Select “California”
  4. Click “Join” under San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
  5. “Add to cart” and follow the checkout process