Now if you have project management experience for at least 1,500 hours, you don’t have to attend any training program. You can apply for the (CAPM)® exam right away.
However, if you are a fresher or have no experience in project management, you will have to attend 23 contact hours of formal project management education. Once you earn these contact hours, you can apply for the (CAPM)® certification exam.
Here are two pieces of advice:
a.) The first advice is to try to get your contact hours training program through any registered education provider. The course content for any R.E.P. is reviewed and approved by the PMI, and in the case of audit you won’t need to show the content to the PMI to verify your claim. However, in case of any other method, you may have to show your content and wait for approval.
b.) The second advice is to get 35 contact hours instead of 23 contact hours. Although the (CAPM)® requires you to attend only 23 contact hours, if in the future you decide to apply for the (PMP)® exam, you will have to attend another program to complete the 35 contact hours.
Therefore, it is in your best interest to attend a 35 contact hours’ program and prepare yourself f or both certifications.