LPI was formally incorporated as a non-profit organization in New Brunswick, Canada on October 25, 1999. It has operational offices in Toronto, Canada and Sacramento, USA --- with affiliates around the world. LPI brings together an active and committed community of companies, IT professionals, training organizations and volunteers to achieve LPI's programs. LPI is recognized worldwide as the premier organization advocating and assisting in the professional use of Linux, Open Source, and Free Software.

LPI's industry standard certifications are delivered in thousands of locations worldwide, in multiple languages and with the support of employers, vendors, and trainers.