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PMI’s Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® is a valuable entry-level certification for project practitioners. Designed for those with little or no project experience, the CAPM® demonstrates your understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management.
Whether you are new to project management, or already serving as a subject matter expert on project teams, the CAPM can get your career on the right path or take it to the next level.
If you’re a less experienced project practitioner looking to demonstrate your commitment to project management, improve your ability to manage larger projects and earn additional responsibility, and stand out to potential employers, the CAPM certification is right for you.
CAPM Requirements
Secondary diploma (High School Diploma/Global Equivalent)
23 contact hours of formal education



The PMI-ACP recognizes knowledge of agile principles, practices and tools and techniques across agile methodologies.
If you already use agile practices or your organization is adopting agile methods, earning the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification will demonstrate your knowledge of and commitment to this rapidly growing approach to project management.
By earning the PMI-ACP certification, practitioners can:
▪ Demonstrate to employers their level of professionalism in agile principles, practices, tools and techniques.
▪ Increase their professional versatility in project management tools and techniques.
▪ Hold a certification that is more credible than existing offerings based only on exams or training.
2,000 hours of general project experience working on teams. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP.
1,500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies. This requirement is in addition to the 2,000 hours of general project experience.
21 contact hours of training in agile practices


What are the certifications offered by PMI

The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® is a good entry-level certification if you’re new to project management, or still figuring out your career path.
The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® is designed for practitioners who utilize Agile approaches to project management in their projects.
The Project Management Professional (PMP)® is the most important globally-recognized and independently validated credential for project managers, perfect if you have demonstrated experience and competence in leading project teams.
The Program Management Professional (PgMP)® is designed for those who manage multiple, complex projects to achieve strategic and organizational results.
The Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)(SM) credential recognizes the advanced experience and skill of portfolio managers and demonstrates proven ability in the coordinated management of one or more portfolios to achieve organizational objectives.
The PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)® is a specialty credential that demonstrates competence in assessing project risks, mitigating threats and capitalizing on opportunities.
The PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® is a specialty credential for practitioners who want to focus on developing and maintaining project schedules.



The PMP certification recognizes competence of an individual to perform in the role of a project manager, specifically experience in leading and directing projects.
The PMP recognizes demonstrated competence in leading and directing project teams. If you’re an experienced project manager looking to solidify your skills, stand out to employers and maximize your earning potential, the PMP credential is the right choice for you.
To apply for the PMP, you need to have either:
▪ A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or the global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.

▪ A four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.
To earn your Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential, you need to meet the experience and education requirements, and pass the PMP® examination, a 200-question, multiple-choice test.


Benefits of Certification

PMI certifications recognize your project management knowledge, skills and abilities. PMI serves as an unbiased endorsement of your project management expertise and professional experience on a global level.
PMI certifications reflect achievement. Our certifications show that you have demonstrated excellence in the field by meeting standard requirements established by global project management practitioners.
PMI certifications can lead to greater earnings. Many certification holders experience salary increases because of their certification status.
PMI certifications can lead to career opportunities and career advancement. Our family of certifications identifies you as a practitioner who has demonstrated competency in project management processes or in knowledge and experience in specialty areas of practice based on industry standards.
PMI certifications allow for greater recognition from employers. PMI certification holders gain increased recognition from employers for taking the extra step in professional development.
PMI certifications can afford you a competitive advantage within the job market, because the certifications can differentiate you from others within your industry.


I don't have the qualifications to sit the PMP exam. What are my options?

Join the PMI Jamaica Chapter to gain access to mentorship, opportunities to gain project management experience across the project lifecycle, and discounted courses, materials and exams to prepare for the PMP. You may also gain the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) qualification enroute to the PMP.


Training Courses Offered by PMI Jamaica

PMP Prep Course $700 for Members $800 for nonmembers Microsoft Projects


Registering for Courses

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