CAPM - Certified Associate in Project Management
The CAPM is an entry level certification for new project managers or team members. It has been designed to demonstrate the individuals value to project teams.
This certification issued and maintained by the Project Management Institute.
The CAPM is designed to help the individual improve contributions to projects, and demonstrating project management terminology and process. For students its designed to help give the individual a head start when looking for employment.
Because this is an entry level certification, it has less strict eligibility requirements then the more advanced Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
To be eligible for the CAPM certification, the individual must have at least a high school diploma and 1500 hours of work on a project team, or 23 hours of formal training in Project Management.
To be considered certified, the following criteria must be satisfied:
- The candidate must meet the educational and project experience as described above;
- The candidate must agree to a code of professional conduct;
- The candidate must pass a multiple-choice examination.