PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

Project Management

Regardless of your career stage, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® is an asset that will distinguish you in the job market and enhance your credibility and effectiveness working on — or with — project teams.

Organizations with standardized practices attain better results, as shown in our 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report. Because the CAPM® recognizes your knowledge of the profession’s preeminent global standard, you’ll stand out to employers and be poised to move ahead.

Project management is a rapidly growing profession. Through 2020, 1.57 million new jobs will be created each year and qualified practitioners are in demand. With the CAPM, you’ll be on the fast track to opportunity.

  • Education
  • Exam
  • Experience OR Training
  • Code of Ethics

PMI Member: $225
PMI Non-Member: $300

Exam Details

150 multiple choice questions (135 scored) over 3 hours proctored at Prometric testing facility

Exam questions based on A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 5th Edition

Required Education

Secondary degree (high school or equivalent)

Required Experience

1,500 hours of project experience

Required Training

23 hours of project management training

Other Requirement Details

Comply wth PMI Code of Ethics (


Certification earned for 5 years. Upon expiration, PMI recommends pursuing other PMI certification. Or, recertify for CAPM by completing the same process you did initially.