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Understanding CAPM Certification

Understanding the process of writing your CAPM exam

"With billions being invested in large projects, a shortage of 6 million skilled project professionals is expected by 2013. What's more, of the 20 million people participating in projects worldwide, just one million have professionally recognized formal project management training."
Source: Indicus Report, Feb 2010



"LOOKING AHEAD: 2016
2008 study projects avg. of 1.2M Job Openings Per Year in project-oriented professions."
Anderson Economic Group



"One fifth (1/5) of the world's GDP (us $ 12 trillion) is being spent on projects."




"Out of the 20 million people participating in projects worldwide, just 1 million have professionally recognized formal project management training"




"Certified Project Managers are in demand across various industry segments including IT/ITES, Construction, Infrastructure, Engineering, Finance, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Service Industries."

CAPM Fees

The proper fees for payment are determined by your PMI membership status and the examination delivery type (computer-based versus paper-based) for your geographic location. Refer to the Examination Administration section in the CAPM handbook to see if you qualify for paper-based exam delivery. Otherwise, plan on taking a computer-based exam and submitting the associated fees. Use the following chart to determine the certification fee.

Exam Administration Type PMI Member Status US Dollars Euros
Computer-based testing (CBT) member $225 €185
Computer-based testing (CBT) non-member $300 €250
Paper-based testing (PBT) member $225 €185
Paper-based testing (PBT) non-member $300 €250

Reexamination: CBT or PBT member $150 €125
Reexamination: CBT or PBT non-member $200 €170

Certification renewal: CBT or PBT member $225 €185
Certification renewal: CBT or PBT non-member $300 €250
Certification renewal reexamination: CBT or PBT member $150 €125
Certification renewal reexamination: CBT or PBT non-member $200 €170

The PMI membership rate will apply only if you are a member of PMI in good standing at the time you submit payment for the certification. If you apply for membership right before you apply for the certification, make sure you receive confirmation of your membership before you pay for the certification. If your membership has not been completely processed before you pay for the credential, you will be charged the nonmember rate.

If PMI membership is obtained after you submit payment for the certification, PMI will not refund the difference.

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How to Submit Payment
Once your online application has been processed and determined to be complete, PMI will send electronic notification to you requesting payment.

This requires you to go back into the online certification system to complete the following steps:
  1. Select your examination delivery method
    (refer to the Examination Administration section in this handbook for more details)
  2. Request a language aid for your examination at no extra cost, if appropriate
    (refer to the Language Aids section in this handbook for more details)
  3. Request special accommodations for your examination at no extra cost, if necessary
    (refer to the Special Accommodations section in this handbook for more details)
  4. Submit payment
    (refer to the Credential Fees section of this handbook for more details)
You can submit payment of the certification fees in any of the following ways:

Payment type Method for sending payment
Credit card Online certification system or postal mail to PMI
Check Postal mail to PMI
Money Order Postal mail to PMI
Wire transfer Contact customercare@pmi.org for details

If you submit your application by postal mail, payment is expected to be received with your application.

If you submit your application online, you may submit payment by the following ways:
  1. Online - Use the online certification system to submit credit card payment. This will enable PMI to process your payment more quickly.
    OR
  2. By Postal Mail - Mail a check, money order, credit card information or wire payment information to PMI. Include your PMI identification number and user name.
NOTE: When credential payment is received, PMI will send electronic notification indicating one of the following next steps:
  • Examination scheduling instructions to help you schedule your examination
  • Application has randomly been selected for PMI's audit process

CAPM Refund Policy
To obtain a refund for the CAPM certification, you must make a request at least 30 days before the exam eligibility expiration date. PMI will retain a processing fee of US$100 if you have not yet scheduled or taken the examination.

You also can receive a refund, less a US$100 processing fee, if you fail to meet audit requirements (refer to the PMI Audit Process section of this handbook for details on the audit process).

PMI will NOT provide you with a refund in the following instances:
  • If your one year eligibility period has expired and you have not scheduled the exam, you will not receive a refund. You will forfeit the entire fee. You will not be able to use the initial fees for anything else. If you still wish to obtain the certification, you will have to reapply and submit all associated fees again.
  • If you have scheduled the exam and did not take it, nor provide the necessary cancellation/rescheduling notification to PMI's testing administration partner, Prometric, you will not receive a refund. Again, you will forfeit the fee and not be able to apply it to anything else.
NOTE: You can send a request for refund to customercare@pmi.org or by fax to +1 610 482 9971.