CAPM Certification Course Overview


The CAPM certification offers recognition to practitioners who are interested or are just starting a career in project management, as well as project team members who wish to demonstrate their project management knowledge. This certification indicates knowledge of the principles and terminology within A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Sixth Edition, which outlines generally recognized best practices in project management.

Course Overview
Target Audience
Pre Course
Exam Info

The CAPM classroom course is based on the Project Management Institute's, 'A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 6th Edition'. 


This course will provide students with sufficient knowledge and understanding to work as an informed member of a project team, and will help prepare participants for the CAPM examination.


Instructor-led training combines the personal teaching experience of a classroom, with the ease and flexibility of a virtual environment. Our virtual courses are interactive and engaging, allowing participants to communicate with both the instructor and each other in a collaborative manner. 


This is a three-day course that helps prepares you for the CAPM examination. 


The CAPM exam is not included with this course.

You have to apply to the Project Management Institute (PMI)® before you can sit the exam. There’s a strict protocol as they have to authenticate that the pre-requisite criteria has been met prior to exam attendance. In order to understand the PMI process we recommend you review the CAPM handbook on the PMI website.


To apply for the CAPM examination, you need to have:

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 23 hours of project management education completed by the time you sit for the exam.

At the conclusion of the course students will:

  • Have sufficient knowledge and understanding to work as an informed member of a project team undertaking a variety of project management roles
  • Be able to examine and analyse the inputs, tools and techniques of the processes and knowledge areas of the PMBOK® Guide
  • Fulfil the eligibility requirement for the CAPM examination to complete the required 23 contact hours of formal education
  • Be able to describe each process group and knowledge area of the PMBOK® Guide

This qualification is for those delegates who are looking to start or add project management skills into their current role, or for those who want to manage larger projects and gain more responsibility.

Online pre-course

This is an intensive course that requires you to complete mandatory pre-course studies. Study material must be sent out 1 to 2 weeks prior to an event.

You will also be required to complete some evening work during the virtual classroom event.

The CAPM exam is not included with this course.

​Exam format

  • 150 multiple-choice questions. Of the 150 questions, 15 are considered pretest questions. Pretest questions do not affect the score and are used in examinations as an effective and legitimate way to test the validity of future examination questions. All questions are placed throughout the examination randomly
  • Three hour duration

​You can familiarise yourself with the CAPM exam content outline here.

To maintain your CAPM, you must retake the exam every five years.

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