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PMI CAPM Certification Requirements

How do I become CAPM certified?
To apply for CAPM certification an individual must:

  • Satisfy educational and experience requirements*
  • If candidate does not have at least 1,500 hours of work experience, then complete a minimum of 23 contact hours of instruction that addresses all nine knowledge areas
  • Pass the CAPM Certification Examination
  • To obtain CAPM certification examination paper application, note that it is included in the CAPM Handbook,
  • Mail (no fax or email accepted) completed application, resume, experience verification form and fee ** to:

PMIĀ® Certification Department 
14 Campus Boulevard 
Newtown Square, PA 19073-3299  USA 

Maintain your CAPM Certification


To maintain your CAPM credential, you do not need to earn PDUs. Instead, you must take a re-exam before the end of your five-year certification cycle

*PMIĀ® requires that a candidate hold a minimum of a high school diploma or global equivalent. Additionally, they must document a minimum of 1,500 hours of project management experience OR complete a minimum of 23 contact hours of educational instruction that addresses the five process groups and nine knowledge areas.