CAPM Certification

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V in New York, New York

113 months ago


I am Civil/Environmental Engineer with four years of work experience, currently contemplating pursuing CAPM certification. I appreciate it if I could get some feedback/information with regards to the following:

1. How useful is it to pursue CAPM certification, in the sense that what are some of the tangible benefits?

2. I have noticed PMI requires individuals who want to pursue CAPM certification to have at least 1,500 hours of project team experience or 23 hours of project management education/training. Since I have just started at a new position and do not possess the necessary 1,500 hours I am thinking of doing the 23 hours training. Can someone please recommend an online PMI Registered Education Provider or a PMI components chapter in the NYC area, which offers the 23 contact hours of project management education/training?

3. After achieving a CAPM certification, what steps does one have to take to go from being a CAPM to a PMP professional?

Thank you.

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louishenighan in Fort Mill, South Carolina

112 months ago

Try for your training hours. It's cheap and has practice tests available among their different packages. I completed my hours from home in less than 2 weeks. Reviewing notes now, preparing for the test on Feb 3rd.

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UK in Tulsa, Oklahoma

111 months ago

You can check the Recognized Education Providers at as it has a separate search section for such information. I'm sure you will be able to find some institutes in NYC area.

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eriakmoos in Dallas, California

81 months ago

If you want to begin your career as project manager Then the CAPM is probably right. And with this certification you might be even given chance to be a project manager for smaller projects.

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