certification offers recognition to practitioners who are starting a career in project management as well as project team members who wish to demonstrate their project management knowledge. This certification denotes that the individual possesses the knowledge in the principles and terminology of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), the standard of project management’s generally recognized good practices.
Individuals who contribute specialized skills to a project team can benefit from this certification by allowing them to align their work with that of project managers. The knowledge a practitioner gains from earning the CAPM certification can be applied to on-the-job experiences which help develop growing levels of competence in the practice of project management. Individuals who carry the CAPM designation after their name enjoy a high level of credibility from PMP® credential holders, project managers, employers and peers.
Benefits of CAPM
PMI’s Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification provides you with a globally recognized project management credential. Your CAPM® certification will automatically indicate to prospective employers that you are well versed in global project management processes and terminology.
Among other things CAPM® will equip you with:
- Skills to initiate a project
- Project preparation and planning proficiency
- Executing, monitoring, controlling and completing a project
- Estimating activity costs
- Planning for quality at every stage
- Performing quality assurance
- Hiring, leading and managing a project team
- Foreseeing and planning for the unexpected
Whether you’re new to project management, changing careers, or already serving as a subject matter expert on project teams, the CAPM® can get your career on the right path or take it to the next level.
If you are a project manager with less than 2 years of experience, looking to demonstrate your commitment to project management, improve your ability to manage larger projects and earn additional responsibility, & stand out to potential employers, the CAPM® certification is right for you.
The CAPM® certification offers recognition to practitioners who are starting their career in project management as well as project team members who wish to demonstrate their project management knowledge. This certification denotes that the individual possesses knowledge in the principles and terminology of A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide)®, the standard of project management’s generally recognized good practices.
The knowledge a practitioner gains from earning the CAPM® certification can be applied to on-the-job experiences which help develop growing levels of competence in the practice of project management.
CAPM Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for the CAPM certification, you must meet certain educational and professional experience requirements. At minimum, you need a high school diploma or global equivalent and must meet one of the following eligibility requirements.
- Educational – Secondary diploma (high school diploma / global equivalent)
- Project Experience – 1,500 hours of professional experience on a project team
Project Management Education – 23 contact hours of formal education
Topics covered in exam
- Project Integration Management
- Project Scope Management
- Project Time Management
- Project Cost Management
- Project Quality Management
- Project Human Resource Management
- Project Communication Management
- Project Risk Management
- Project Procurement Management
- Project Stakeholder Management
Maintain Your CAPM Certification
As a CAPM certification holder, you do not need to earn PDUs. Instead, you take a re-exam before the end of your five-year certification cycle.
To earn your Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) ® credential, you need to meet education requirements, and pass the CAPM® examination, a 150 -question, multiple-choice test.