Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM certification) is a professional certification offered by the Project Manager Institute. The institute provides associate certifications for individuals with diverse levels of knowledge about project management and specific certifications for those working at different firm levels. These certifications cover several areas and provide a comprehensive understanding of what the institute calls the “project lifecycle.” They offer certifications for both novice and advanced professionals who wish to work in project management environments.

There are many courses available for both novice and experienced students. Students can complete these programs independently, at their own pace, or by attending a classroom-based course. The classes provide a detailed and in-depth look at how to manage projects and plan and execute projects. Students in the program must pass an exam to qualify for the certification. They have to pass the exam on the first try and submit a written exam. These exams cover subjects covered in the course and test students on what skills are required for a successful project management career.