Requirements for PMP®/CAPM® Certification

Requirements for PMP® Certification

  • Work Experience:

    For a person having a bachelor degree or equivalent university degree,

    • Minimum three years/36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 4500 hours were spent leading and directing the project.

    For a person not having a baccalaureate or equivalent university degree, but who holds a high school diploma or equivalent secondary school credential,

    • Minimum five years/60 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience during which at least 7500 hours were spent leading and directing the project.

  • Contact hours of Project Management Institute: Minimum of 35 hours of specific instruction that addresses learning objectives in project management

Requirements for CAPM® Certification

For a person holding a minimum of a high school diploma, associate's degree or the global equivalent:

  • Work Experience: Minimum of 1500 hours of team project management experience.

OR

  • Formal Education: Minimum 23 contact hours of project management education.
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