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. Research indicates that employers will need to fill nearly 2.2 million new project-oriented roles each year through 2027. With the CAPM, you’ll be on the fast track to opportunity.
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Who Should Apply
If you’d like to manage larger projects and gain more responsibility or add project management skills into your current role, then the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is right for you.
Gain and Maintain Your CAPM
- The certification exam has 150 questions, and you have three hours to complete it.
- CAPM certification holders need to earn 15 PDUs every three years to maintain the certification.
What is CAPM?
The CAPM certification offers recognition to practitioners who are interested in or are just starting a career in project management, as well as project team members who wish to demonstrate their project management knowledge.
This certification denotes that the individual possesses the knowledge in the principles and terminology of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), which outlines generally recognized good practices in project management.
Individuals who do not have project experience but are interested in project management can benefit from this certification because it demonstrates their professional knowledge.
Individuals who contribute specialized skills to a project team can benefit from this certification as well by allowing them to align their work with that of project managers.
This knowledge can be applied to on-the-job experiences that help develop growing levels of competence in the practice of project management. Individuals who carry the CAPM designation after their name enjoy a high level of credibility from Certified Project Associate Project Management (CAPM)® certification holders, project managers, employers and peers.
Why the CAPM?
The CAPM adds value. It demonstrates you have the specific skills employers seek, dedication to excellence and the capacity to perform at the highest levels.
Establish a Career in Project Management. The median salary for project professionals in North America is 18-25% higher than those without certification.
The CAPM proves you are a standout from the crowd. It shows you have the skills to drive business results and increase your organization’s impact in the office and around the world.
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How to get your CAPM
Earning your CAPM Certification is a commitment, and that’s why it is valuable. Before you apply, make sure you meet of the following sets of CAPM Certification requirements:
- A high school diploma or an associate’s degree (or global equivalent)
- Training by PMCOE
Steps to getting your CAPM
Follow the steps below to get on your way to your CAPM Certification:
Step One: Study for the CAPM Exam with PMCOE
Project Management Centre of Excellence (PMCOE) is a Premier Authorised Training Partner of PMI. What that means is PMCOE’s training programs meet the most stringent standards set by the PMI, including fully certified instructors and study materials that are exclusively provided by the PMI.
In addition, PMCOE’s training staff are highly experienced project management professionals with over 10 years of real-world experience and they are able to bring to bear their experience to enhance the learning experience.
The benefits of studying with PMCOE are many folds:
- Your project management knowledge will become a lot more solid and in some cases improve dramatically as the course is designed to provide practical knowledge by leveraging the trainers’ experience
- Accelerate the learning process by several folds by focusing on the key areas that the exam questions will likely to be on.
- In addition to the virtual face to face classes with the trainer, the course includes an exam simulator and on-demand self-study materials
- The self-study materials will enable you to supplement the class learnings at your own pace and complete the course at the pace that helps you to balance your work, leisure, and study times
Step Two: Take your CAPM Exam
What to expect on the big day and how to prepare to pass
Step Three: Maintain Your Certification
Engage in continuous professional development in order to remain certified
- PMCOE will provide you with an ongoing PDU maintenance support