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How to move from CAPM to PMP?

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Do PMI have a path to move from CAPM to PMP? For example, does the CAPM certification count for contact hours, or does project management work performed while being a CAPM count towards eligibility for the PMP?

Additionally, to CAPMs get a special pricing for the PMP application, or do they pay the same standard price as everyone else?
asked 3 years ago by anonymous

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The Project Management Institute has developed a project management career framework aimed at helping the PM understand how to move between the various roles and certifications.  You can start reading about that here: http://www.pmi.org/en/Professional-Development/Career-Framework-Individual-Career-Framework.aspx. In general, the idea is that being a CAPM will help you because you will be working with full project and program managers and gaining the experience necessary to apply your PM knowledge. The CAPM is about understanding the basic terms to be able to start working with a PM.  The PMP measures not just your knowledge of terminology, but also the ability to apply that knowledge to project situations.
answered 3 years ago by sdcapmp (45,840 points)
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Project management work performed as a CAPM counts for project management experience for the PMP eligibility, but then again, any project management work done counts for the PMP, so being a CAPM does not really make becoming a PMP any easier.

CAPMs do not get a special pricing for the PMP, they pay the exact same amount as others.

The CAPM certification does not count for contact hours, remember contact hours are formal project management education undertaken before becoming a PMP.
answered 3 years ago by humblepm (17,390 points)

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