The Project Management Institute® (PMI®)’s Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is a valuable entry-level certification for project practitioners. Designed for those with little or no project experience, the CAPM demonstrates your understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management.
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.
Who should apply?
If you’re a less experienced project practitioner looking to demonstrate your commitment to project management, improve your ability to manage larger projects and earn additional responsibility, and stand out to potential employers, the CAPM certification is right for you.
To apply for the CAPM, you need to have:
- A secondary degree (high school diploma or the global equivalent)
- At least 1,500 hours experience OR 23 hours of project management education by the time you sit for the exam
Courses to help on your journey to certification
How to apply
Maintain your CAPM
As a CAPM certification holder, you do not need to earn PDUs. Instead, you re-take the exam before the end of your five-year certification cycle. For more information consult the CAPM Handbook.
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