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CAPM Certification Prep

Offered at the San Marcos Campus


CSUSM’s 13-week intensive certification prep program prepares you to sit for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). This prep program is ideal for those who are new to project management and are looking to grow their career.

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  • Exam preparation

    This program meets the project management education requirement to sit for the CAPM exam and provides knowledge and tools to help you be ready on test day

  • Designed for all levels

    Course materials are designed for beginning project managers but the concepts apply to all levels of project managers, including those with years of experience

  • Immediately applicable

    You will be able to take what you learn in the class and immediately apply it to your current work projects

  • Hands-on preparation

    Course sessions include a combination of lectures, discussions, quizzes and projects

Program Details


    This certification prep course is designed primarily for:

    • Individuals seeking CAPM certification
    • Those new to project management who are seeking advancement or more information

    There are no admission requirements to take this program; however, to be eligible to sit for the PMI’s CAPM exam, you need to meet all education and experience prerequisites in one of the following two categories:

    Category General Education Project Management Experience Project Management Education

    Category A

    High school diploma

    1,500 hours of project management experience


    Category B

    High school diploma


    23 hours of project management education


    For complete details regarding the CAPM eligibility requirements, please visit the Project Management Institute’s website.

    If you are an experienced project manager, check out the upper-level Project Management Professional certification prep course.


    Course Dates Registration

    CAPM Certification Exam Prep

    Fall 2020

    CAPM Registration - coming soon

    Course Details

    • Classes held at CSUSM on Mondays from 6-9 p.m.
    • Program fee is $2,100
    • Entire program is approved for 3.9 CEUs

    Fee Includes

    • All course materials
    • Sixth edition PMBOK Guide
    • Parking


    • CSUSM alumni and students receive a 15% savings: call Extended Learning at 760-750-4004 to register and receive your savings code
    • This course is not eligible for veteran funding, call the Veteran Services Coordinator at 760-750-8705 for additional funding options

    Please note: All rates are subject to change without notice.


    • Project integration and scope
    • Managing schedules and budgets
    • Project quality
    • Human resources
    • Communication
    • Procurement
    • Risk and stakeholder management
    • And much more!

    Ryan Stewart, PMP


    Ryan has been practicing project management for over 10 years in a variety of industries, with a majority of his background being in defense and security/risk management. He is currently the manager of Sheriff’s Analysis Group for the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, where he oversees the department’s analytical and intelligence project and program functions. Ryan has a master’s degree in business management, specializing in organizational leadership, from National University, a master’s degree in human and health administration from the University of Oklahoma and a bachelor’s degree in law, society and justice from the University of Washington. Ryan is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and a retired Marine Corps officer.


  • FAQ

    What services do you offer to active military, veterans and dependents?

    Please contact Eric Sandoval, our veteran services coordinator at 760-750-8705 or to learn more about how we can help.

    What are the course materials?

    Prepare for the exam with comprehensive study materials including printed study materials, online quizzes, flashcards, CAPM exam emulation and more. 

    Also included in your course fee is the most current version of the PMBOK Guide which is the industry standard in project management.

    Can I earn CEUs with this program?

    Yes, this program is eligible for up to 3.9 CEUs.

    Can I use my employer’s tuition reimbursement for this program?

    Yes, this program will accept employer’s tuition reimbursement funds.

    Does this program qualify for any SHRM recertification PDCs?

    Yes, this program is valid for 35 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.


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