CAPM Certification NYC

CAPM Certification Classes & Exam Prep

The four-day CAPM ® Exam course covers everything you need to pass the Certified Associate in Project Management or CAPM ® exam. Developed by PMI, the CAPM ® exam is the entry-level project management certification, designed for new and aspiring project managers that want to gain the essential knowledge and skills to become a successful project manager.

In this intensive, bootcamp-style training, you’ll learn the five stages of project management, the ten knowledge areas for project management, and study alongside experienced project managers to prepare for the CAPM exam. Our class includes a detailed exam prep guide, practice questions, and lessons taught by a certified PMP® (Project Management Professional) and experienced Project Manager that will guide you through the entire CAPM® application process.

Learn more about project management and topics covered on the CAPM exam on our Free PMP and CAPM Resources Blog and our CAPM FAQ guide.

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$1295 35 Hours PC provided 185 Madison Avenue, NYC In-person classroom training

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Aug 12–15 Mon–Thu, 8:30am–5:30pm

CAPM Course Benefits

  • PMP® certified instructor with strong real-world project management experience
  • Passing Guarantee: Pass the exam or we pay for your retake
  • Qualifies for 35 PMI® contact hours
  • PMI® Registered Education Provider (NYC Career Centers)
  • Free retake of course included
  • Comprehensive exam prep materials: study guide, practice questions & exam, and workbook
  • NYC's most affordable and comprehensive program

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Steps to Earning a CAPM Certification

The field of project management is growing quickly, and the Project Management Institute (PMI) predicts over 1.5 million jobs in project management by 2020. The CAPM® certification is the principal qualifications for aspiring project managers that want to demonstrate that they have the knowledge, skills, and training necessary to manage products. The CAPM® certification will demonstrate to potential clients and employers that you are serious about your career in project management.  Earning a CAPM® certification will open the door to opportunities that allow you to gain the necessary on the job experience to earn a PMP® certification.

Are you an experienced project manager? If you have more than 1,500 hours of experience, you may qualify to take the Project Management Professional or PMP® exam. Learn more about PMP® certification courses at NYIM.

Is CAPM® Certification Worth It?

If your ultimate goal is to earn a PMP®, you may ask yourself is it worth it to get a CAPM® certification? The answer is yes! For experienced project managers, a CAPM® certification adds distinction to your qualifications, setting you apart from other project managers applying for the same job. For aspiring project managers, a CAPM® certification demonstrates that you have the professional knowledge necessary for a career in project management.

Why take your CAPM® certification training at NYIM?

At NYIM, you will obtain first-class instruction, detailed study guides and resources, supportive peers, and a guarantee that you will pass the exam on your first attempt. By choosing to study for the CAPM® at NYIM, you’ll receive assistance at every step of the certification process, including assistance applying for PMI membership and the CAPM® exam on the final day of class. Our CAPM® certification course offers the most value for your money. CAPM® applicants at NYIM take the same course as PMP® students and will learn everything they need to pass the CAPM® exam and more. Students in NYIM’s CAPM® course receive training above and beyond what is required for CAPM® and have the added benefit of learning from and studying alongside experienced project managers preparing for the PMP® exam.

Our course is taught by a certified PMP ® with an MBA in Project Management, 13 years experience in managing projects, and a proven track record of helping others pass the exam. Our engaging instructor has helped thousands of students pass the exam and attain certification. Choosing an intensive program is a time-intensive experience, and it’s essential to ensure that you are getting the most value for your money.

The certification course is taught by a certified PMP® with more than ten years experience and a graduate degree in project management. Also, our instructor has helped thousands of students prepare for and pass project management certification exams. Our instructor is engaging, supportive, thorough, and uses a variety of teaching methods and training materials, including the most recent edition of the PMBOK® (Project Management Body of Knowledge) guide released in 2017. Nervous about taking a timed test? In addition to preparing you for the course material, our course includes an equal amount of preparation in test-taking methods. We cover test-taking techniques including time management, elimination strategies, and approaches to difficult questions.

What will I learn in the CAPM Certification Bootcamp?

The CAPM® certification exam is based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge or PMBOK® guide’s 13 chapters. In the CAPM® course, you will learn the fundamentals of project management including the five phases of project management, ten knowledge areas of project management, and the 49 processes that project managers perform within these areas. The content is covered in-depth as students are also prepared for the PMP® exam. CAPM® applicants will learn everything they need to not only pass the certification exam but also perform as a competent project manager.

What are the CAPM® Certification Requirements?

Before you can take the CAPM® exam, you must apply for and receive approval to take the exam from PMI. The application process is usually completed online. The following are the steps required to apply for an earn CAPM® certification online:

  1. Earn Experience or Take CAPM® course. As part of the CAPM® application process, applicants must have 1,500 hours of experience on a project team or at least 23 hours of training in a project management course. Students will need proof of their experience (including job and reference information) or proof of training to apply for the CAPM®.
  2. Submit Application. After earning the required experience or training, applicants can begin their CAPM® application and have 90 days to submit all required materials.
  3. Application Review. Applications are typically reviewed and approved by PMI within 24 hours unless selected for audit. If an application is selected for audit, the applicant has 90 days to submit additional materials requested by the auditing team. Once additional materials are received, PMI reviews audited applications within 5-7 days.
  4. Applicant Payment. Only after your application has been reviewed and approved, are you required to make a payment. It is recommended that students join PMI to take advantage of additional resources and member pricing. CAPM® students enrolled in a degree-granting degree program have the unique opportunity to take advantage of the PMI Student Bundle, which packages PMI membership and CAPM® exam fees into one convenient price.
  5. Applicant Eligibility. Applicants are eligible to take the exam after receiving an ATT (Authorization to Test) from PMI, which is usually sent after payment is received. Applicants have one year from the date of their application approval to take the exam. The exam can be taken up to three times.
  6. Scheduling a Test. Unlike other exams, students taking the CAPM® can apply to take a proctored test online or schedule an in-person exam at a Pearson VUE Testing Center. Once certified, the CAPM® certification is valid for five years.

What is the structure of the CAPM exam?

Students have four hours to complete the 150-question CAPM® exam. Fifteen of the 150 questions are ungraded questions placed randomly throughout the exam to evaluate their validity on future tests. The remaining 135 questions are graded and scored. PMI does not publish its passing requirement, but experts recommend students must score at least 60% to pass. Students are only permitted to bring a photo ID and their PMI ID number for the test. Students should not bring coats, medicine, food, drinks, paper, pens, or scrap paper. Applicants are typically provided with a calculator and erasable whiteboard for notes during the CBT exam. The rules for taking the online proctored exam are slightly different from the center-based test (CBT). Students taking the online proctored exam are not permitted to leave their workstation for any reason, and doing so can result in immediate termination of the exam. Students taking a CBT may take breaks as needed, but will still lose time as the clock doesn’t stop for breaks. Each chapter of the PMBOK® represents 4-10% of the exam, with Chapters four, five, six, ten, and thirteen covering most of the exam. The official breakdown of exam questions as listed in the PMI CAPM® handbook is as follows:

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CAPM® is the only PMI exam that can be taken online with a proctor, or in person at a Pearson VUE testing center for CBT. Paper-based tests (PBT) are available for students who meet the criteria at a Prometric Testing Center.

What are the CAPM® Exam Questions Like?

The CAPM® exam is a theoretical exam based on foundational knowledge of project management as defined in the PMBOK® guide. The Exam Outline offers 58 learning objectives specifically identified for the CAPM qualification. The  following free PMI resources are a great way to explore the exam to get a better idea of what the exam questions are like:

Resources: The CAPM Handbook

The CAPM handbook is an essential resource for the CAPM® exam. It contains information on how to apply, recertify, and maintain your CAPM® certification. It also contains valuable information about the structure and content of the CAPM® exam. Download a free copy of PMI’s CAPM® Handbook on the PMI website.

How Much Does CAPM ® Certification Cost?

NYIM recommends that all certification applicants become a PMI member before applying for the exam. If you’re a full-time student currently enrolled in a degree-granting program, you can take advantage of PMI’s Student Bundle, which packages PMI membership and the CAPM exam fee. If you’re not a student in a degree program, you can still join PMI and pay the exam fees separately. The CAPM® exam fee is $225 for members and $300 for non-members. Pricing is the same whether you take the online test, CBT, or PBT. The retake fees are $150 for members and $250 for non-members. Applicants for CAPM® re-certification pay the same exam and retake fees as first-time test takers. Certification courses typically do not include exam fees, as PMI requires applicants to apply first with PMI and then the test center. Each student has three opportunities to take the certification test. It’s common for most certification centers to offer a guarantee if you don’t pass by the third attempt, but NYIM offers a unique guarantee that will cover the $150 member retake fee if you don’t pass the exam on your first attempt. Learn more about our passing guarantee.

How long does a CAPM® Certification last for?

Certified project managers must renew their CAPM® certification every five years. To renew the certification, a student must sit the exam again before the end of their five year certification period.

How can I upgrade from a CAPM® to a PMP® certification?

To upgrade from a CAPM® to PMP® certification, you must earn the required amount of experience hours in project management. While CAPM® certification is for new and aspiring project managers, PMP® certification is for experienced project managers currently in a leader or managerial role on the project. To qualify for the PMP® exam, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • At least 4,500 hours of experience leading or directing projects and a bachelor’s degree
  • 7,500 hours of experience leading or directing projects and an HS diploma or associate’s degree

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