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.