Frequently Asked Questions about PMI Certifications
- What is CAPM?
- What are the requirements for PMI certification?
- How much is a CAPM exam?
- How will CAPM certification help my career?
- What are job opportunities with CAPM certification?
The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification is for newer, entry-level IT students who have less project management experience. This is a globally recognized certification by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and covers all the basic knowledge and terminology associated with effective project management. Employers appreciate seeing CAPM on your résumé and it can be the ideal certification to set you apart from other prospective employees.
All PMI certifications require you to meet domain experience levels, educational levels, or both before you apply. You will need to provide details of this experience and/or education, so it’s a good idea to gather and prepare this information before you open the application. To be eligible for the CAPM certification, you need a high school diploma or global equivalent and must have completed 23 contact hours of formal education in project management.
CAPM certification demonstrates knowledge of PMI’s project management framework and project management processes, so this will definitely make you stand out as a job candidate. Additionally, CAPM-certified employees have a working knowledge of the PMBOK® Guide, a great first step toward pursuing other certifications, namely project management professional (PMP) certification.
Entering “CAPM” into the search field on Indeed yields hundreds of job opportunities across several industries: project managers and project coordinators, consultants and customer project specialists, business analysts and data integration developers. Not only is this a strong indication of that aforementioned project economy, it’s also a surefire sign that a CAPM certification can and will advance your career.