The purpose of this document is to bring attention to the importance and effectiveness of a project management professional to be certified. The paper begins with a brief historical overview of the profession and why it became necessary for the project management profession to even exist. The complexities of the actual project management process are discussed to demonstrate how a person without formal project management education, in addition to real world experience, can easily become overwhelmed and unstable in completing a successful project. Additionally, what are some of the requirements candidates may face in order to become certified, and once certified the certificate has to be maintained by continuing education and earning a fixed amount of credits from the governing body which releases such certificates every few years. Furthermore, the issues faced by certified and noncertified persons may face are addressed in a pros and con manner, highlighting how an employer and the project itself are effected. Lastly, the disadvantages of being a certified project management professional are observed, even although very few actually exist.