CAPM Certification Requirements in 2021

Before obtaining the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification, which is an entry-level project management certification, you must first satisfy specific prerequisites. So let’s discuss the prerequisites for CAPM certification.

CAPM Requirements

Before you can become CAPM certified, there are two CAPM certification requirements:

Project Management Education or Relevant Experience

Educational Background and Qualification

You must possess a high school diploma or a globally equivalent certificate. You need the following information:

  • The name of the institute.
  • The year of graduation.
  • The subject you majored in.

Project Management Education or Relevant Experience

The Project Management Institute (PMI), the governing authority, requires this to ensure that persons aspiring to be certified have a good knowledge of the fundamentals of project management. There are two ways in which you can meet this requirement:

If you have 1500 hours of relevant work experience in a project team, you can apply for the test. To be recognized as valid, these hours must be part of the non-overlapping project group(s) and must be documented by the project and summarized by the process group.

If you don't have enough job experience, you can enroll in a formal project management course that lasts 23 contact hours. Project management education may be obtained from the following sources:

  • PMI Chapters
  • Employer or training programs.
  • Training consultants or companies.
  • Distance learning companies that provide a course end assessment.
  • University or college academic and continuing education programs.


Project management is a well-known profession. However, recent developments in job technicalities and an increase in duties have made the role extremely adaptable. Employers looking to hire capable experts will use CAPM certification as a criterion. CAPM is an excellent choice if you want to boost your career significantly. Invensis offers Multiple project management courses and a learning path that helps the aspiring project managers to get the certifications. We are not restricted to certifications like CAPM and the other useful courses for any project management career.

FAQs CAPM Exam Requirements

Here are some common questions about the CAPM exam requirements:

A contact hour is the equivalent of one hour of classroom training. So, if you attend a classroom session of eight hours duration, which has breaks included, then you can claim that you have done eight hours as contact hours. The training hours have to be from a formal course.

Formal education can mean any one or a combination of the following:

    • Conventional classroom training
    • An instructor-led online training course
    • A self-paced online training course
    • Self-study is not counted as valid for contact hours

The formal education should include content on the areas of knowledge that are defined in the PMBOK®Guide - Sixth Edition from PMI. The knowledge areas include:

    • Project Scope
    • Project Cos
    • Project Time
    • Project HR
    • Project Quality
    • Project Risk
    • Project Communications
    • Project Procurement
    • Project Stakeholder
    • Project Integration Management

This means that you have the time of one year from the date you successfully submit your exam application to appear for the actual certification examination. In case you cannot do so, during this one year, you will have to reapply and begin a fresh application to qualify for the certification.


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  • PMBOK®Guide - Sixth Edition processes and knowledge areas
  • Identifying key steps involved in a project lifecycle
  • Communicating in a PMBOK®Guide - Sixth Edition language
  • Preparing a detailed Project Management Plan that includes Project Charter, Scope Statement, Work Breakdown Structure, and more

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FAQs on CAPM Exam Prep

Who should take up the CAPM course?

Job roles that can benefit from CAPM Prep Course include, but are not limited to:

  • Associate Project Managers
  • Project Managers
  • IT Project Managers
  • Project Coordinators
  • Project Analysts
  • Project Leaders
  • Project Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Project Sponsors
  • Project Team Members

To be eligible for the CAPM certification, you must meet certain educational and professional requirements:

  • strong>Educational Background: Secondary diploma (high school diploma / global equivalent)
  • Project Management Experience: 1,500 hours of professional experience on a project team
  • Exam Type: Multiple choice
  • No Of Questions: 150 questions per paper: 135 scored, 15 unscored
  • Exam duration: 3 hours
  • Result: The passing score is determined through psychometric analysis
  • Type: Closed book exam

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