There are 2 options. You either need 1500 hours of actual project management experience (That's roughly about 3 years' experience working on a real project) or 23 hours of project management training from a PMI Registered Education Provider (REP). If you have studied project management as a subject at college/university, it would be another way to qualify for the CAPM certification.
Go to PMI's online certification page. This page lets you set up an account with PMI for enrolment and getting information on membership and certification.
PMI Members pay $225 for the test and non-members pay $300. So, it would be worth considering becoming a member of PMI and avail the first of several benefits that are available only to members. You can find out more by visiting http://www.pmi.org/Membership/Membership-Benefits-of-Membership.aspx
If you are a student, then you pay USD 32 only for PMI membership. However, if you are not a student then as an individual you pay USD 129 to join (plus USD $10 application fee).
As a PMI member, you gain exclusive access to PMI publications and our global standards, networking options with our chapters and online communities of practice, and leadership and volunteer opportunities. You'll also receive discounts on certification exams and renewals, as well as our professional development offerings.
You need to pay for the CAPM examination only after your application is processed and approved. You will be notified by PMI and details on how to make the payment will be part of the notification. You can pay by credit card, check, international debit card, wire transfer, or money order.
The CAPM examination is comprised of 150 multiple choice questions. The allotted time to complete the computer based examination is three hours. You can refer to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®Guide) - Fifth Edition which has largely the information that will be the basis of the CAPM examination. You may need to read, understand and apply the information available in this standard to help you pass the examination.
Prometric is a certified examination provider for PMI with centres available all across India. To schedule a date and time of your convenience, please visit : https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/pmi/Pages/landing.aspx
For taking up the exam at Prometric on the scheduled date, you must carry your photograph and a government-issued, non-expired identification. This can include your Driver's license, a copy of your passport or a national identification card .On the day of your examination, please arrive a half hour before your scheduled appointment. You must sign in, present the required identification, and provide your unique PMI Eligibility ID. You may also be asked to provide the confirmation number received when scheduling the appointment.
The application process may take up to 10 days from the date of submission. Once the application processing is complete you will get an email from PMI regarding payment of fees. Once you pay the fees, PMI will send you another communication with regards to scheduling your CAPM exam at a Prometric centre.
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 principles and terminology of A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), the standard of project management’s generally recognized good practices.
What is the difference between the Certified Associate in Project Management CAPM® and the project Management Professional (PMP)® certifications?
The CAPM recognizes a demonstrated understanding of the fundamental knowledge, processes and terminology as defined in the PMBOK Guide that are needed for effective project management performance. The PMP recognizes demonstrated experience, education and 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.