Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®

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Get the certification to jump start your project management career.

The CAPM distinguishes your skillset as a project manager and is a crucial stepping-stone on your path to career advancement.

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What is CAPM Certification?

The Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) is a globally recognized credential that opens the door to opportunities at every stage of your career in the field of project management.

The current CAPM certification involves taking an exam that tests your aptitude in:

  • Fundamentals of project management and the role of project managers
  • Project management environment, and project integration management
  • Project scope, schedule, cost, quality and resource management.
  • Project procurement, communication, stakeholder and risk management

The CAPM certification is an essential first step in building a career as a project manager. It can also aid you in pursuing many of our major certifications including the gold standard PM certification, the Project Management Professional (PMP).

2023 Exam Updates

The CAPM exam will be updated in 2023. The exam's original domains will be replaced by the new ones listed below:

  • Project management fundamentals and core concepts
  • Predictive, plan-based methodologies
  • Agile frameworks/methodologies
  • Business analysis frameworks

Check out the updated CAPM exam outline.

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Why earn CAPM certification?

  • Being CAPM certified creates opportunities for entry-level project management roles like project coordinator associate and junior project manager.
  • Earning your CAPM certification means automatically meeting the 35 hours of project management education and training required to sit for the PMP exam.
  • Whether you're looking to build on your current skillset or pursue an exciting new career, the CAPM distinguishes your skills and empowers you to build the project management career of your dreams.


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Am I Eligible?

To sit for the exam, you must meet the following CAPM requirements:

  • Have a secondary degree, such as a high school diploma, GED (general educational development), or global equivalent
  • Have at least 23 contact hours of project management education completed before the exam (PMI’s online Project Management Basics course can help fulfill this requirement)

Have advanced project leadership experience?

You may be eligible for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

How Much Does It Cost?

There is an exam fee required to earn the CAPM.

Member: $225.00      Non-Member: $300.00

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Get Started with these Important Resources

You’ll find answers to your questions here.

CAPM Exam Content Outline

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The Exam Content Outline provides details about the exam itself: what to expect, what is included and how it is structured.

Certification Handbook

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The Certification Handbook focuses on requirements, the application process, timeline, and many common applicant questions.

ALSO: Learn about maintaining your certification and Frequently Asked Questions in our Certification Resources pages.

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