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)®, PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)®, and PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®), which are primarily knowledge-based, and Academic Certification, which is a blend of skills training and theory.

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Which certification is right for you?

Industry Credentials
Name: PMP®, CAPM®, PMI-PBA®, PMI-ACP®
Awarded By: Project Management Institute
Experience Needed, PMP:

A PMP 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 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.

Experience Needed, CAPM:

A CAPM 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.

Experience Needed, PMI-PBA:

A PMI-PBA candidate, with a four-year college degree, must have at least 4,500 hours of business analysis experience, including 2,000 hours working on project teams, and 35 hours of formal, business analysis-related education.

A PMI-PBA candidate, without a four-year degree, must have at least 7,500 hours of business analysis experience, including 2,000 hours working on project teams, and 35 hours of formal, business analysis-related education.

For more details, visit the PMI Website.

Experience Needed, PMI-ACP:

A PMI-ACP candidate needs 2,000 hours working on project teams (a current PMP or PgMP will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP), 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 exam and PMI-PBA exam
  • 3-hour, 150-question exam for CAPM exam
  • 3-hour, 120-question exam for PMI-ACP exam
Best For: Experienced PMs looking to demonstrate their experience and competence in the field of project management.
Academic Certification Credentials
Name: Masters Certificate and Associate Certificate in Project Management
Awarded By: Watermark Learning / Auburn University
Experience Needed, PMP: No previous experience required.
Experience Needed, CAPM: No previous experience required.
Steps to Credential: Masters: successful completion of 3 required courses and 3 elective courses.
Associate: successful completion of 2 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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