Value of certification
Value of certification
to IT professionals
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
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. Through 2020, 1.57 million new jobs will be created each year and qualified practitioners are in demand. With the CAPM, you’ll be on the fast track to opportunity.
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 multiple choice questions, and you have three hours to complete it.
To maintain your CAPM, you must retake the exam every five years.
Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
1,500 hours of project experience
23 hours of project management education completed by the time you sit for the exam. Our Project Management Basics online course fulfills this educational prerequisite.
In order to use your PMI Voucher to pay for your PMI credential exam you must first submit your application to PMI and your application must be approved.
To use your voucher:
Log into your PMI account by visiting
On the Overview screen, select the link for "You may now submit payment" for your credential. You will be directed back to your application and can follow the on-screen prompts.
Select your exam location
Exam Requirements: Enter the information prompted on screen
Payment: Choose the "Voucher" option and enter this PMI Voucher in the Voucher Code field. Select "Review Order".
Review Order: Review the terms and conditions in the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and the PMI Conflict Resolution Procedures. Select that you agree to the terms and conditions, and select "Complete Purchase"
You will now be provided with an order confirmation from PMI, as well as your eligibility details and information you’ll need to know for scheduling your credential exam appointment at a Pearson VUE Test Center
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