Become a CAPM

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®

Enhance your credibility and improve your performance as a project manager with PMI’s associate-level CAPM Certification.

The CAPM covers the basics of project management and will open the door to many exciting career opportunities. This certification also serves as a great starting point for more advanced certifications, including the Project Management Professional (PMP).


  • A high school diploma, associate's degree, or the global equivalent
  • 23 hours of project management education. PMI’s Project Management Basics online course fulfills this prerequisite

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Funding available

Service members, veterans and military spouses may qualify for funding opportunities as part of their benefits package. Visit to see if you qualify.

Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL) is a credentialing awareness and information resource for Service members. Branch-specific online portals map military occupations to their civilian counterparts so that both current and transitioning Service members can identify relevant positions for consideration.



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Test on base

PMI certification exams are now available at Pearson VUE test centers located on major US military installations. Visit to find a test center near you.

Online proctored delivery

PMI offers the option to take your CAPM, PMP, PMI-ACP or PMI-PBA exam online. Learn more about online proctored testing for PMI Certifications.