What is the CAPM® Certification? Requirements, Cost and More

The CAPM® certification, which stands for Certified Associate in Project Management®, is intended to assist applicants in developing the abilities required for entry-level project management employment. It could serve as the initial step toward a career in the area.

Read this blog to understand what the CAPM® certification is, its requirements, training courses and much more.

What is the CAPM® Certification? 

An accreditation for project management entry-level roles, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification is run by the Project Management Institute (PMI), one of the most prestigious project management organizations in the world.

It costs $225 for PMI members to take and $300 for non-PMI members and can be used as a stepping stone to the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification.

CAPM® Requirements

You must satisfy the requirements listed below in order to register for the CAPM® exam:

  • A certificate from senior high school, a pre-degree certificate, or a pre-university certificate
  • Completed 23 hours of project management training prior to the test

How can I fulfill my 23 hours of project management education?

You can complete this prerequisite by enrolling in a variety of project management courses, both online and in person, such as GoROHO’s Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Program. You may also enroll in PMI’s Project Management Basics course.

Is the CAPM® Worth it?

The CAPM® is typically regarded as a foundational qualification in project management. So how can you know if the effort will be worthwhile? Here are some things to think about.

CAPM® Salary and Jobs

The CAPM® can help you get ready for entry-level project management positions like associate and junior project managers.

Here’s a table of job opportunities available after the CAPM® and their respective salary ranges in the U.S.A according to payscale.

Job TitleRange
Project Coordinator, Information Technology (IT)Range:$43k – $84k
Associate Project Manager (Unspecified Type / General)Range:$48k – $72k
Project Manager, OperationsRange:$54k – $93k
Project AnalystRange:$48k – $79k

CAPM® vs. PMP®

The PMI also oversees the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification program. The PMP® is regarded as a professional-level certificate, in contrast to the CAPM®, which is typically perceived as an entry-level qualification. With over a million PMP® holders globally, the PMP® is also much more well-known than the CAPM®.

Here is a brief breakdown of the key differences.

Basis of DifferenceCAPM®PMP®
Who it’s it for?Entry-level project managersThose with at least 3 years of project management experience
RequirementsSecondary degree, plus 23 hours of project management education35 hours of project management training (can be replaced with CAPM®), and 36 months of experience leading projects with a four-year degree or 60 months with a secondary degree
Cost $225 – the CAPM® exam fee if you are a PMI member. Non-PMI members pay $300$555 for those without PMI membership. PMI members, on the other hand, pay $405
Exam3 hours, 150 questions3 hours 50 minutes, 180 questions

Should I get the CAPM® or PMP®?

If you have little to no project management expertise, earning the CAPM® certification might be more advantageous as an entry-level credential. If you want to learn more about this area or take on additional project management-related responsibilities at work, it might be a wonderful icebreaker. Your choice should be based on your own objectives. It’s a good idea to educate yourself on the costs of the exams as well as your alternative possibilities.

It will be worthwhile to think about the PMP® if you have at least three years of project management experience.

CAPM® Training

Whether you are beginning your project management career or have years of experience in the field, GoROHO’s CAPM® Certification Training can help you gain the knowledge and skills necessary to stand out in your industry and effectively plan, orchestrate, and control complex projects.

Our course package contains the following:

  • A personalized welcome email and course kit
  • PMI authorized digital training materials
  • 23 hours of Live Classes taught by experienced PMP® certified instructors with real life experience as Project Managers
  • Access to PMaspire’s CAPM® Practice Exam Simulator with 600+ questions that are aligned to the real CAPM® exam
  • Personalized exam readiness assessment
  • Mentoring and support in your CAPM® journey.
  • Course completion certificate

Upcoming CAPM® Schedule Options

December BootcampMonday – Thursday Afternoons 3 pm – 5 pm (ET) Starts December 5th to December 15th.Register Here
January BootcampMonday – Friday Afternoons
11 am – 1 pm (ET) Starts January 9th to January 20th.  
Register Here

Newsletter Updates

Enter your email address below and subscribe to our newsletter