Getting a Project Management Certification Just Got Easier
The Project Management Institute (PMI) recently announced some big changes to one of their certification programs.
PMI's revised Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® requirements now make it much easier for entry-level project managers to get certified.
Why is this so exciting? In the past year, there were almost two million job postings that called for project management skills. And CAPM certification can show employers that you have foundational knowledge of project management terminology and processes.
Here's what changed: previously, CAPM certification required a combination of education and a significant amount of work experience, in addition to passing the CAPM certification exam. As of August 28, 2019, PMI has eliminated the work experience requirement.
According to the Project Management Institute,
"We learned that those most interested in the CAPM may not have any work experience. Most earn it to get started in their career or get noticed on project teams...we will be repositioning the CAPM to those earlier in their career and eliminating the 1,500-hour work experience requirement for new CAPM applicants."
We hope this change will help more aspiring project managers get a CAPM certification and start their project management careers.
CAPM applicants will still need to have 23 hours of project management education, as well as a secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or equivalent) to apply for certification. Our CAPM Exam Prep fulfills the requirement for 23 hours of project management education, while preparing you to successfully pass the CAPM exam.
Not sure if CAPM is right for you? Check out our guide to project management certifications.