Certification as a Project Manager

Dunlap-Stone University offers a course of study to help individuals prepare to sit for two Project Management Institute (PMI) globally recognized industry examinations.

  • Certified Associate in Project Management “CAPM®”
  • Project Management Professional “PMP®”

CAPM® Certified Associate in Project Management

The CAPM® demonstrates your understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management. The CAPM® is ideal for people new to project management. The PMP® certification is for journeymen practitioners who have a work history using PMI project management tools and concepts. More information can be found at: http://www.pmi.org/Certification.aspx or www.pmi.org


  • Secondary degree (High School)
  • 23 hours project management education without professional work experience


  • Secondary degree (College)
  • 1,500 hours of project experience

About the CAPM®

Regardless of your career stage, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® is an asset that will distinguish you in the job market and enhance your credibility and effectiveness working on — or with — project teams.

Organizations with standardized practices attain better results, as shown in our 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report. Because the CAPM® recognizes your knowledge of the profession’s preeminent global standard, you’ll stand out to employers and be poised to move ahead.

Project management is a rapidly growing profession. Through 2020, 1.57 million new jobs will be created each year and qualified practitioners are in demand. With the CAPM®, you’ll be on the fast track to opportunity.

Handbook (PDF) | Exam Content Outline (PDF) | Exam Guidance


PMP® Project Management Professional

The PMP® is the gold standard of project management certification. Recognized and demanded by organizations worldwide, the PMP® validates your competence to perform in the role of a project manager, leading and directing projects and teams.


Secondary degree (High School)

  • 7,500 hours leading and directing projects
  • 35 hours of project management education


Four-year degree (College)

  • 4,500 hours leading and directing projects
  • 35 hours of project management education

 About PMP®

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. You can find PMPs leading projects in nearly every country and, unlike other certifications that focus on a particular geography or domain, the PMP® is truly global. As a PMP®, you can work in virtually any industry, with any methodology and in any location.

The PMP® also increases your earning potential. PMP® certification holders earn 17 percent more than their non-certified peers according to the Project Management Salary Survey—Eighth Edition.

Employers benefit as well. When more than one-third of their project managers are PMP-certified, organizations complete more of their projects on time, on budget and meeting original goals. (Pulse of the Profession® study, PMI, 2015.)

The PMP® signifies that you speak and understand the global language of project management and connects you to a community of professionals, organizations and experts worldwide. Become a PMP® and become a project hero.

Source: http://www.pmi.org/certification/project-management-professional-pmp.aspx

Handbook (PDF) | Exam Content Outline (PDF) | Exam Guidance

Contact PMI directly for complete information about their certifications and about their testing. www.pmi.org