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Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Certification Track

Begin a career in Project Management with the CAPM® Certification

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Ensure you are prepared to take the CAPM® exam! Montgomery College is an Authorized Training Provider (ATP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to provide industry leading preparation towards the certification exams. Training with an Authorized Partner is the only way to ensure you are learning from PMI-vetted instructors.

The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification is designed for individuals looking to get into project management, entry level project managers or those with less than 3 years’  project team experience and project management.

A CAPM® Certification can help you move forward in a career in project management and get you on the path towards potentially obtaining the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification.

CAPM® Certification Exam Eligibility Requirements

To obtain a CAPM® Certification you must meet the requirements of the Project Management Institute (PMI), which includes a general educational requirement and Project Management education requirement. Based on these three factors (a table is below), you can determine whether or not you qualify for the PMP®. If you are not eligible, you may look to prepare for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Certification Exam

To apply for the CAPM®through the Project Management Institute,  you need to meet the following prerequisites:

General Education

Secondary Degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)

Project Management Education

23 hours of project management education by the time you sit for the exam 

CAPM® Preparation Schedule,  Fall 2021:

Structured Remote class are online courses that will meet at a designated meeting date and time, live with your instructor.

Students are required to  complete PM101: Methodology and OverviewPM102: Practical Application of Predictive Project Management and PM103: Practical Application of Agile Project Management before taking the CAPM Exam Preparation. Information on these courses can be found on the Project Management Certificate webpagenew window.

PMC002  Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Exam Prep
  • Course: PMC002, CRN# 25160
  • Dates: November 3, 2021 - November 29, 2021, 2021
  • Meeting Days/Times:
    • Mondays and Wednesdays
    • 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Location: Structured Remote (SR)
  • Investment:
    • $354 + $305 = $659
    • Non-Maryland Residents add $300
    • (course materials included)
Montgomery College Project Management Certificate

We have updated our program to now include the Montgomery College Project Management Certificate. This program is designed for individuals who are not seeking to get certified or does not possess the requirement to qualify and sit for the PMP certification. There are four courses for one to earn the certificate.

Learn more about the Montgomery College Project Management Certificate 

Registration Information

Our noncredit program is open enrollment and available to all students on a first come, first serve basis. Students looking to register online must login to their MyMC Student Account to register for the classes in the program. More registration details are below:

  • Learn more: Project Management Flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)
  • Ways to Register:
  • Registration deadline: Open until the class is full
  • Cancellation policy: Registration Information and Policies 

If you are not sure which sequence of courses is right for you, please contact Transcie Almonte-Sabio, Program Director at 240-567-3828 or John Amoroso, Program Assistant at 240-567-3825.

If you far exceed the experience and training you see above, you may qualify for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification.


CAPM® Exam Details

Format of Exam:

  • 150 multiple choice questions
  • Must complete the exam in 3 hours

The price to sit for an exam is:

For PMI Members: US$ 225.00
For PMI non-members: US$ 300.00
Exam Proctor: Thomson Prometric Testing Centers

Certification Handbook: Download the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Handbook (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) for more information including the application, payment, recertification process, policies and procedures, the PMI Code of Ethics and more.

Recertification: To maintain the CAPM®, you must retake the exam every five (5) years.

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The PMI Approved Training Partner Seal (PMI ATP Seal) is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. Montgomery College has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI). PMP, CAPM, PMBOK, and The PMI Talent Triangle are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.