CAPM Credential

Launched in 2003, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) credential recognizes individuals with a demonstrated understanding of the fundamental knowledge, processes, and terminology as defined in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), the standard of project management’s good practices. The CAPM credential candidate contributes to a project team as a subject matter expert and may also serve as a sponsor, facilitator, liaison, or coordinator. These project team members assume full or partial responsibility for individual project tasks in their areas of expertise (e.g., finance, marketing, legal), which may not be industry-specific, but relevant across many functional areas and industries.

To be eligible for the CAPM credential, you must meet certain educational and professional experience requirements. At minimum, you need a high school diploma or global equivalent and must meet one of the following eligibility requirements.

Educational Background = High School diploma, associate’s degree or global equivalent


Project Management Experience = 1,500 hours of professional experience on a project management team


Project Management Education = 23 contact hours of formal education

The Dayton / Miami Valley Chapter does offer exam preparation classes for the CAPM credential along with the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential. Class offerings are listed in the Events calendar and are generally held twice each year as a set of five classes. If you do not see a class offering in the Events calendar and are interested in training for this credential, please contact the VP of Professional Development. Additional information concerning this credential can also be found on the PMI Website - Credential Overview page.