What’s New with CAPM® Certification?

The new Certified Associate Project Management (CAPM)® certification exam has arrived. The exam will provide you with foundational knowledge and tools needed to work on a variety of projects and utilize different approaches— predictive project management, agile principles and business analysis. What is the best way to prepare for the new exam?

What is the best way to prepare for the new exam?

Study resources are available through our new self-paced PMI® Authorized On-Demand Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Exam Prep Course. This course fulfills the 23 hours of project management education required to take the CAPM exam. In-person training sessions are also available through our Authorized Training Partners.

Organizations who recognize the importance of power skills — those “soft” or “interpersonal” skills like communication and strategic thinking — enable project managers to align their projects to organizational objectives and inspire their teams to work together, solve problems and deliver results that contribute value to the organization and its customers, as shown in our 2023 Pulse of the Profession® report. Because the CAPM® validates your knowledge of the profession’s preeminent global standard for these power skills, you’ll stand out to employers and be poised to move ahead.

Project management is a rapidly growing profession. Through 2030, 2.3 million people will be needed each year to fill all of the project management-oriented roles. With the CAPM, you’ll be on the fast track to opportunity.

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Students can submit one application form to join PMI as a student member and take the CAPM exam at the member discount rate.

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CAPM Exam Guidance


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 questions, and you have three hours to complete it.
  • CAPM certification holders need to earn 15 PDUs every three years to maintain the certification. Find out the specific PDU requirements.

Exam Fee

Member: 17,377.00

Non-member: 23,169.00


To sit for the exam, you must meet the following CAPM requirements:

For complete information on eligibility requirements, see the CAPM Handbook.

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