What you need to know to
get your CAPM® certification.

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What is CAPM certification?

The CAPM is globally recognized entry-level certification to launch your career in project management.

It empowers professionals like you with the knowledge to work effectively with teams on any project in any industry.

What skills does the CAPM cover?

The CAPM certification demonstrates the knowledge and competency of project management fundamentals including:

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Project Management Fundamentals

An understanding of core principles.

  • Project lifecycle
  • Project management environment
  • Role of the project manager
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Agile & Predictive Approaches

The knowledge and understanding of predictive (plan-based), adaptive (agile) and hybrid approaches and how and when to apply them to projects.

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Business Analysis Frameworks

The knowledge of concepts including:

  • How to gather and validate requirements
  • The role and responsibility of the BA
  • How to conduct stakeholder communications

CAPM certification exam details

The CAPM certification tests your knowledge of project management fundamentals, the application of agile and predictive approaches and business analysis core concepts. The timed test lasts 3 hours. Specific details include:

Exam Questions

The computer-based exam is 150 multiple-choice knowledge-based questions.

  • Multiple-choice questions including animation video and comic strip
  • Matching
  • “Hot area” graph-based
  • Limited fill-in-the-blank

Take the Exam

The CAPM is overseen by a proctor, which means you will be timed and observed during the exam.

Visit the PMI website to find a PMI-approved testing center or schedule an online proctored exam.

Why Get Certified

The CAPM certification distinguishes your knowledge and competency across project management including business analysis and agile principles.  Other benefits include:

  • Enhanced skillset and job opportunities
  • Basis for better salary and benefits
  • Global recognition of PM fundamentals proficiency
  • Deliver organizational benefits and value
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Free 2023 CAPM Webinar

Learn about top CAPM certification questions in our free webinar.

Topics include:

  • Is the CAPM certification right for me?
  • The 2023 CAPM Examination Content Outline explained
  • The latest information on exam questions
  • How to prepare for the new CAPM exam
  • Information on test options

How to prepare for your

CAPM certification

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1. Confirm your eligibility

To apply for the CAPM certification, you must meet these criteria. You don’t need professional experience to take the CAPM exam.

  • A two-year degree, a high school diploma or GED
  • 23 hours of project management education.  Meet this requirement by taking an CAPM online instructor-led class.
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2. Get trained, prepare to pass!

Take a CAPM class or use our self-study materials to prepare for the exam.

Meet your 23 contact hours required by PMI when you take our live virtual courses.

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3. Gather your information

Document your academic and project management education.
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Certificate(s) for 23 contact hours in project management training
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4. Apply and register for the exam

Create an account on the PMI website or through the PMI app.  You’ll need an account to apply. Have copies of your training and educational information.

  1. Complete the application
  2. Wait for approval
  3. Pay for the exam
  4. Schedule your date and select your testing environment
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5. Pass the exam on your first try!

You have the knowledge and confidence to pass the exam. Take RMC’s CAPM prep class and we guarantee you will pass your exam.

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