Is it commonly expected that the title "project manager" come with credentials? I have some coworkers that have always called themselves "project support specialists", and that is their official job title, but since they got a new boss and their unit renamed "Project Management Office" they have started calling themselves project managers. The only one with any certification for this title, out of 7 or so people, is the boss.
I object to this because they don't have most of the skills I associate with "project manager", and it makes me cringe when dealing with outside companies because I fear it reflects badly on us using willy-nilly titles like this.
If the title is inappropriate, is it worth making an issue out of this?