What is PMI?
Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world leader and most recognised professional association of Project Management Professionals.
PMI offers two levels of qualifications for Project Managers:
CAPM – Certified Associate in Project Management
The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is for those engaged in Project Management but who are new to the profession. CAPM is an entry level qualification. To attain certification you must be familiar with the PMI process as set out in a document know as PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge). We offer a 3-day course to prepare you for the CAPM examination – view course details.
To learn more about this qualification, entry requirements and examination view the CAPM Handbook.
PMP – Project Management Professional
The Project Management Professional (PMP) is the recognised standard qualification for Project Managers worldwide. The qualification is based on the PMI process as described in PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) and you can achieve certification having completed the 5-day preparation course – view course details.
Who are PMI?
PMI are the world leader and most recognised professional association of Project Management professionals. PMI are global leaders in the development of standards, certification, research and publications for the Project Management profession. They provide education and training for PM’s in over 170 countries and their qualifications are the industry standard.
What are the Qualifications?
There are two qualifications. The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) and the Project Management Professional (PMP)
CAPM (View the CAPM Handbook)
This qualification is for the project management practioneer who is engaged in project management but are new to the profession and who generally work with the support and guidance of a Project Manager. CAPM is the entry level qualification for Project Management.
CAPM candidates must have some experience and education and pass an online exam.
As a candidate for CAPM you should have:
- Professional experience on a project team
- 23 hours of project management training or a third level Diploma
The CAPM exam is a 3 hour, 150 question exam. The exam which is online and available at PMI test centres. The exam is based on the PMBOK Guide.
PMP (View the PMP Handbook)
The PMP qualification is the recognised standard qualification for Project Managers worldwide. As a PMP you must agree to adhere to a code of professional conduct. You should demonstrate an on-going commitment to professional development and acquire 60 PDUs every three years.
Those seeking to be PMP’s are generally experienced Project Managers who want to advance their qualifications.
As a candidate for PMP you should have:
- Three to five years experience as a Project Manager or a Primary/Bachelors Degree
- Some level of Project Management Training
How do you know which exam to take?
The CAPM is an entry level qualification and PMP is for the experienced Project Manager.
Where can I learn more about the exams?
Visit the PMI website www.PMI.org
Are there exam fees?
Yes. Your course fee does not include your exam fee which is payable to PMI directly. The fees are $405 for members and $555 for non-members.
What is PMBOK?
This is the Project Management Body of Knowledge produced by PMI and is a practical document describing a range of knowledge for Project Managers.
Where is the test centre?
There are test centres in all the major cities. In Dublin there are a number of venues and we can advise you. For a full listing visit www.pmi.org
Can I use letters after my name?
Yes. If you achieve CAPM or PMP Certification you can use them on your CV or business cards.
How long is the course?
CAPM – 3 days from 9.30am to 5pm
PMP – 5 days from 9.30am to 5pm
Where is the course held?
Across Ireland or we can come to you for onsite training.