Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)


Course Overview

The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) qualification is the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) preliminary certificate in project management and has been designed around the PMP standard.

The CAPM Certification is based around the sixth edition of the PMBOK® Guide. This certification shows employers your understanding of how to achieve project success, regardless of scale or formality of the project, a factor that is highly desirable by the PMI’s 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report.

The CAPM qualification is ideal for those wanting to train to the level of a PMP certification but don’t have 3-5 years experience required.

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Is the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) course suitable for me?

The CAPM® certification is a perfect choice for Junior Project Managers, or those looking to become a Project Management Professional. It is also the way in for those looking to attain PMP® status but do not yet have the hours of experience to undertake the PMP examination.

In order to sit the examination a secondary diploma (A-Levels or a global equivalent) and 23 contact hours of project management training is required. We will help you exceed these hours through our training, giving you additional contact hours.

From that point, you can then decide when you are ready like to undertake the 3-hour, 150 multiple-choice examination in either an online format or at a Pearson Vue testing centre.


How will the CAPM Course benefit me?

CAPM is one of the most in-demand qualifications in Project Management, and as such, earning your certificate can lead to excellent career progression within Project Management.

In addition to gaining valuable skills and earning internationally recognised certifications, you will also:

  • Gain the key knowledge to work effectively in your industry.
  • Increased productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  • Improve employment prospects.


What jobs can I apply for after my CAPM training?

Typical career progression for a Project Management professional, when CAPM certified:

  • Project Coordinator (1-5 years’ experience) – £30k
  • Business Analyst (5-7 years’ experience) – £43k
  • Associate Project Manager (7-10 years’ experience) – £48k
  • Senior Project Manager (12+ years’ experience) – £63k

(Source: Payscale)

Why Us

Why choose to study the CAPM course with e-Careers?

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 625,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training, and we have earned a 5-star rating on Trustpilot, from over 10,000 students.

By refining our processes, partner relationships, and course materials, we can offer high-quality training solutions for our delegates.

You will also benefit from:

  • Exam Pass Guarantee*.
  • Fast-tracking your learning with our virtual classroom course.
  • Enhance your career prospects.
  • Learn from expert trainers with vast experience in this field.
  • We offer interest-free payment options.

Exam Pass Guarantee to give you peace of mind to succeed

Our virtual classroom training has provided high pass rates, which has made us confident to offer an Exam Pass Guarantee. Have peace of mind, knowing we’ll support you until you are certified.

With our Exam Pass Guarantee, if you do not pass the exam after attending our training course, you can attend the same training again for free.

All we ask is that you:

  • Attend all class days and complete all assignments
  • Take the exam within 30 days of your Virtual Classroom training
  • Request your course re-enrolment within 30 days of the failed exam attempt

Please note:

Students retaking the course must use any materials or books distributed to them in their original course session. Failure to provide these materials will result in the student being charged for replacement(s).

*Exam Pass Guarantee does not include the resit exam; this would be an additional cost.

Syllabus & Exams

CAPM Syllabus

Over five days, the virtual course course will span each of the chapters of the PMBOK® Guide.

The exam weightings are as follows:

  • Introduction and foundational elements (6%)
  • Project environments (6%)
  • The role of the Project Manager (7%)
  • Project Integration Management (9%)
  • Project Scope Management (9%)
  • Project Schedule Management (9%)
  • Project Cost Management (8%)
  • Project Quality Management (7%)
  • Project Resource Management (8%)
  • Project Communications Management (10%)
  • Project Risk Management (8%)
  • Project Procurement Management (4%)
  • Project Stakeholder Engagement (9%)

CAPM Exam Details

Exam format –Multiple-choice.

Duration – 3 hours.

Number of questions – 150.

The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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