Project Management Certification

Find the Right PMI Certification for You

Watermark Learning provides the critical training and related resources to ensure you and your organization receive the full benefits of project management certification and credentials, including:

  • Demonstration of a professional level of project management capabilities in principle and practice
  • Recognition of professional competence by professional peers and management
  • Increased confidence by employers when hiring project managers

There are many types of certifications available to Project Managers: Industry Credentials (Project Management Professional (PMP)® & Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® and PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®), which are primarily knowledge-based, and Academic Certification, which is a blend of skills training and theory.

How are PMI exams created?




Which certification is right for you?

PMP®, CAPM®, or PMI-ACP® certification
Awarded By: Project Management Institute (PMI®)

A PMP certification candidate, with a four-year college degree, must have at least 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of formal, project management-related education.

A PMP certification candidate, without a four-year degree, must have at least 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of formal, project management-related education.

For more details, visit the PMI website.


A CAPM certification candidate needs 1,500 hours of professional experience on a project team, or 23 hours of project management education.

For more details, visit the PMI website.


A PMI-ACP certification candidate needs 2,000 hours working on project teams (a current PMP or Program Management Professional (PgMP)® credential holder will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP exam), 1,500 hours working on project teams using agile methodologies, and 21 hours of training in agile practices.

For more details, visit the PMI Website.

Steps to Credential:

Application process and a:

  • 4-hour, 200-question exam for PMP certification
  • 3-hour, 150-question exam for CAPM certification
  • 3-hour, 120-question exam for PMI-ACP certification
Best For: Experienced PMs looking to demonstrate their experience and competence in the field of project management.
Project Management Boot Camp Certificate
Awarded By: Watermark Learning / Auburn University
Experience Needed: No previous experience required.
Steps to Credential: Successful completion of 3 required courses
Best For: Anyone, with any level of experience, interested in making project management their career or seeking to broaden their knowledge or experience in the discipline of project management.


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