Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®

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What is CAPM Certification?

The CAPM® shows the world that you possess the foundational knowledge and skills that project teams demand. It proves that you’re ready to take on a wide range of projects too—with ways of working that include predictive project management, agile principles and business analysis. Earning your CAPM equips you with all you need to start a career in project management.

The newly updated, 3 hour, 150-question CAPM certification exam tests your aptitude on Project Management Fundamentals and Core Concepts.

The CAPM Exam is available in the following languages: English, Spanish, Arabic, Italian, French, Portuguese (Brazilian), German, and Japanese.

Updates to the exam include:

  • Agile Frameworks/Methodologies
  • Business Analysis Frameworks
  • Predictive Plan-Based Methodologies

The CAPM certification is essential to gain entry and start building your career as a project manager. It also positions you to pursue any of our major certifications including the gold standard in project management certification, the Project Management Professional (PMP)®.


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How to Get Your CAPM Certification


The CAPM can take your career to the next level. Map out your plan to get the certification.

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From our on-demand CAPM Exam Prep Course to our Authorized Training Partner-conducted training sessions, we have a wide range of study resources to set you up for success.

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With eligibility confirmed and the exam fee paid, you’ll be ready to schedule and take the exam.

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Why Earn the CAPM now?

  • Being a Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM)® certification holder contributes to career opportunities at entry and associate levels, such as project coordinator 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 for the CAPM Exam?

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 hours of project management education completed before the exam (PMI’s on-demand CAPM Exam Prep Course can help fulfill this requirement)

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Have advanced project leadership experience?

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

How Much Does CAPM Certification 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

  • Learn details about the exam, including what to expect, what’s included, and how it is structured.


Certification Handbook

  • Understand requirements, the application process, and certification timeline.


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