About the CAPM Exam

PMI credentials establish a dedication to and proficiency in project management. To attain a credential through the ECPI voucher system, one must satisfy the educational requirements established by PMI and demonstrate the ability to apply project management knowledge to situational and scenario-based questions on the PMI CAPM® examination. Successful attainment of PMI CAPM® provides one with recognition and distinction in the growing community of project management practitioners.

Launched in 2003, the CAPM® 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 which are relevant across many functional areas and industries.

Individuals who contribute specialized skills to a project team can benefit from this certification and align their work with Project Managers.

The certification exam has 150 multiple choice questions and there will be 3 hours allotted to complete it. According to PMI, the candidate will need to meet certain experience of education requirements prior to applying to take the exam.

TYPE OF QUESTIONS: Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response)
LENGTH OF TEST: 90 Minutes
PASSING SCORE: Determined at time of test

* The retirement dates stated herein are the current dates provided by the respective vendor and can vary.

When preparing for your exam, it is very important that you not only KNOW  what domain objectives will be covered on the exam, but that you UNDERSTAND each objective.  Within the Domain Objectives section you will see how each domain is weighted on the exam.  Carefully, review each domain in detail and use the added tools available to assist you in your studies.