What Is Certified Associate In Project Management (CAPM)®? (Part 1)

The CAPM® certification is an entry-level certification engineered for beginners in the field of project management. This article will provide information about its requirements, who is suitable for CAPM®, the certification fees and the exam content outline.


The CAPM® eligibility requirements require you to have a secondary diploma (high school diploma/global equivalent at a minimum. Also, you can have 1,500 hours of professional experience on a project team or 23 contact hours of formal education. The CAPM® is suitable for recent community college graduates, people with less than 3 years of project management experience or current students who want to show commitment to the field of project management.


Your fees for payment depend on your PMI® membership status. You can take a look at the following table to see the difference between the certification fees of a member and a non-member.

Exam Administration Type Member Non-member
Online proctored test
Center-based test
Paper-based test
$225 $300
Reexamination $150 $200
Certification renewal $225 $300
Certification renewal reexam $150 $200

Those who wish to pursue long-term career in the field of project management should invest in the CAPM® certification.

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