CAPM - Certified Associate in Project Management

The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) Credential

 Designed specifically for project team members, the CAPM credential is aimed at improving overall project success by helping to ensure project management knowledge. To become a CAPM credential holder, you must meet specific guidelines designed to objectively measure experience, education and professional knowledge.

You also must agree to adhere to the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and pass an examination that assesses your knowledge of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide—Fourth Edition). 


  • Applicants must have a minimum of a high school diploma AND
  • More than 1,500 hours of work on a project team or 23 contact hours of project management education.

 The CAPM Credential Examination

This three-hour examination composed of 150 multiple-choice questions to measure your knowledge of the PMBOK Guide.

 Examination preparation tips:

  1. Study the PMBOK® Guide—Fourth Edition  (effective July 1, 2009) and other texts that discuss the management of communications, cost, human resources, integration, procurement, quality, risk, scope and time, as well as a project manager's social and professional responsibilities.
  2. Download and study the CAPM credential handbook — paying particular attention to the CAPM examination blueprint.
  3. Enroll in formal CAPM Exam study courses (either online or attend a class).

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