The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification is designed for project managers who do not yet have the practical experience associated with a Project Management Professional (PMP)® certificate. It can be seen as a milestone in the process of obtaining PMP® certification. However, receiving a CAPM® certificate before the PMP® certificate is not a requirement.
You finished school with qualifying for university entrance or have completed an apprenticeship. You are able to prove 1500 hours of experience in project teams or at least 23 hours of project management training in accordance to the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Standards. (You do not need to have completed the seminar at the moment of registration. It is sufficient if you assure to complete the seminar prior to the exam.) You can prove this by absolving the CAPM® Preparation Course with us. Additionally, every other seminar from our curriculum can serve as an evidence.
A CAPM® credential holder is expected to behave ethically correct at any time. For this purpose the PMI has fixed a code of behavior. It addresses many different topics, for example the behavior in conflicts of interest. The knowledge of these standards will also be checked within the exam. Infractions to the code can result in the loss of the CAPM® title.
This is confirmed by a very demanding test conducted by PMI. Here the candidates need to answer 150 questions concerning all themes of project management within 3 hours. The exam is organized centrally by PMI and can be taken at one of the Pearson Vue Testing Centers or even as a proctered exam in your office or at home.
The fee is EUR 250,- for non-members and EUR 185,- for members of the PMI. The annual PMI membership fee is EUR 85,-.
If you decided to become a CAPM credential holder, you should download the latest version of the CAPM® Handbooks and read it carefully. It contains all relevant information concerning the admission, prerequisites, fees and registration of the exam.