Certified Associate in Project Management

The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Certification by the world’s leading authority on project management – Project Management Institute (PMI) is the entry-level industry-recognized certification for project managers.

The (CAPM)® distinguishes your skillset as a project manager and is a crucial stepping-stone on your path to career advancement in the project management profession. It signifies that you speak and understand the global language of project management and connects you to a community of professionals, organizations, and experts worldwide.

By successfully earning the Certified Associate in Project Management Certification, you’ll demonstrate your superior knowledge to any organization worldwide that you are highly skilled in: 

Project management fundamentals and core concepts

Agile project management frameworks/methodologies


Predictive plan-based project management methodologies

Business analysis frameworks

These are highly sought after qualities in every organization that highlight your skills as an associate project management professional above others.

Frequently Asked Questions…

With talks of an impending global recession and ongoing societal unrest, organizations are becoming even more focused on outcomes and making their goals a reality. This need ensures project professionals are in demand across industries and sectors.

PMI’s 2021 Talent Gap survey reported the global economy will need 25 million new project professionals by 2030. This provides credible data emphasizing the need for competent project managers.

Being CAPM Certified proves your desire to build an illustrious project management career as well as ensures you have the right skills to drive business results and increase your organization’s impact around the world while ensuring you have a median salary 16% – 32% higher than those without it. Having a PMI-CAPM (Project Management Institute-Certified Associate in Project Management) certification offers several benefits, including:


  1. Professional recognition: The PMI-CAPM certification is recognized globally and can help individuals stand out in a competitive job market. It is accepted by organizations around the world as proof of industry required knowledge in project management and provides an excellent way to demonstrate commitment to the project management profession and develop the project management career of your dreams.


  1. Earning potential: According to the Project Management Salary Survey, CAPM certified professionals in entry-level project management roles like project coordinator associate and junior project manager earn 23% more than non-certified project managers.
  1. Adaptability: The CAPM certification reflects best practices in project management that are not limited to a specific industry. Your credential represents a global standard that can be applied in diverse organizations and industries.


  1. Career advancement: The PMI-CAPM certification can help individuals pursue a career in project management or move up in their current role. It demonstrates to employers that the individual has a fundamental understanding of project management concepts and is committed to professional development. This to a great extent enhances your reputation and affirms your ability to contribute generously to the success of projects.


  1. Enhanced knowledge and skills: The PMI-CAPM certification provides candidates with a solid foundation in project management, including processes, methodologies, and terminology. It helps individuals enhance their knowledge and skills in project management, which improves your ability to align projects with stakeholder needs and ensure timely project delivery timelines.
  • The CAPM Certification is a valuable certification to entry level project managers and organizations that employ CAPM certified professionals can benefit in several ways which include:


    1. Increase in Revenue

    A CAPM certified workforce translates to a consistent delivery of quality products that your customers need. This results in an increase in revenue due to the enhanced customer satisfaction.


    1. Improved project performance:

    CAPM certified professionals possess a strong knowledge of project management principles and techniques, which can help improve project performance. They can assist in developing and managing project schedules, identifying and managing risks, and ensuring that projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the satisfaction of stakeholders.


    1. Reduced Project Cost

    Having CAPM certified individuals within your organization goes a long way in ensuring that projects are managed within the constraints of time, budget and scope. According to The State of the PMO (2010), the presence of Project Management Offices in organizations saved the companies an average of US$567,000 per project. These professionals are trained in project management best practices and can help organizations reduce costs by avoiding project delays, preventing budget overruns, and ensuring that projects are completed efficiently.


    1. Career development:

    Organizations that employ CAPM certified professionals can provide career development opportunities to these individuals. CAPM certification demonstrates a commitment to professional development and can lead to opportunities for advancement within the organization.


    1. Standardization of project management

    CAPM certified professionals have a strong understanding of project management concepts and are familiar with the standard terminology, processes, and methodologies used in project management. This ensures that project management practices within the organization are standardized and consistent.

  • The CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) certification is designed for individuals who are new to project management or have less project management experience. Job roles that can benefit from the CAPM training include, but are not limited to:


    • Entry/Mid Level Project Planners
    • Entry/Mid Level Project Managers
    • Entry/Mid Level Agile Project Managers
    • Entry/Mid Level Project Team Members
    • Entry/Mid Level Quality Assurance Professionals
    • Entry/Mid Level Engineers
    • Entry/Mid Level IT Specialists
    • Entry/Mid Level Developers/Programmers
    • Entry/Mid Level Designers, Testers
    • Entry/Mid Level Project Controllers
    • Entry/Mid Level Product Owners
    • Entry/Mid Level Business Owners
    • Entry/Mid Level Scrum Masters
    • Professionals looking to transition to Project Management
  • Domain I: Project Management Fundamentals and Core Concepts – 36%


    Task 1: Demonstrate an understanding of the various project life cycles and processes.

    Task 2: Demonstrate an understanding of project management planning.

    Task 3: Demonstrate an understanding of project roles and responsibilities.

    Task 4: Determine how to follow and execute planned strategies or

    frameworks (e.g., communication, risks, etc.).

    Task 5: Demonstrate an understanding of common problem-solving tools and techniques.


    Domain II: Predictive, Plan-Based Methodologies – 17%


    Task 1: Explain when it is appropriate to use a predictive, plan-based


    Task 2: Demonstrate an understanding of a project management plan


    Task 3: Determine how to document project controls of predictive, plan based projects


    Domain III: Agile Frameworks/Methodologies – 20%

    Task 1: Explain when it is appropriate to use an adaptive approach

    Task 2: Determine how to plan project iterations

    Task 3: Determine how to document project controls for an adaptive project

    Task 4: Explain the components of an adaptive plan.

    Task 5: Determine how to prepare and execute task management steps


    Domain IV: Business Analysis Frameworks – 27%

    Task 1: Demonstrate an understanding of business analysis (BA) roles and responsibilities.

    Task 2: Determine how to conduct stakeholder communication.

    Task 3: Determine how to gather requirements.

    Task 4: Demonstrate an understanding of product roadmaps.

    Task 5: Determine how project methodologies influence business analysis processes.

    Task 6: Validate requirements through product delivery

  • To be eligible for the CAPM you need a high school diploma or global equivalent and 23 hours of project management education/training which we provide.

  • The certification exam has 150 multiple-choice questions to be completed in 3 hours.

  • Your CAPM certification is valid for three years after testing. To maintain your CAPM credential, you must earn 15 Professional Development Units (PDUs) from PMI over a three-year time span or retake the exam.

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