PMP/CAPM Course Information

Dates and Times Vary by Semester

Prepare for PMP or CAPM certification through the Portland Chapter of the Project Management Institute. Experienced project managers or project leaders ready to become certified Project Management Professionals (PMP), and those looking to establish credibility in the application of project management processes as a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), will benefit from this course which will help you prepare for–and pass–the Project Management Institute (PMI) examination.

Students will receive a copy of the PMI PMBOK (5th) edition, third-party sample questions, course study guide and access to online practice exam that simulates the exam environment.

Attendance in the course will satisfy the education requirement for both the PMP and CAPM application. To be eligible for the PMP certification, you must meet certain educational and professional experience requirements. All project management experience must have been accrued within the last eight consecutive years prior to your application submission. Please visit for complete exam eligibility requirements.  

Key Learning Objectives

  • Study tips & strategies sitting for the PMP/CAPM examination
  • Supplemental materials and advice from current PMP professionals
  • Learn how to utilize the PMBOK 5th ed. to assist in studying for the exam and further professional development
  • Practical application and analysis of project management
  • Provide networking and study group opportunities
  • Build confidence and awareness to become a Project Management professional


“I highly recommend the PMP exam preparation course offered by the PMI Portland Chapter. A friend of mine received her PMP certification a few years ago and recommended taking the class over taking an online course because it is an excellent opportunity to network. I am really glad I followed her advice because it is very valuable to meet other project managers from various industries in the Portland area. The class itself is taught by experienced project management professionals and includes some who have recently taken the PMP exam. I learned a lot of tips and tricks on how to approach learning for the test. I just finished the fall class and plan on taking my PMP exam in the near future. The class has given me a roadmap and I feel confident that I will pass the test. Great job PMI Portland!”
~Fall 2014 Student - Christel Mantel, Project Support Analyst, Daimler Trucks North America LLC

“It was very positive learning experience for me. Thanks to PMI Portland Chapter volunteers. Without their efforts, dedication, motivation, tips and guidance, I don’t think that I would have accomplished my PMP certification.”
~Spring 2014 Student

“I would highly recommend doing the PMP/CAPM prep course through PMI. I found the instructors were knowledgeable and their personal testimonials encouraging and insightful. They each made a point of making themselves readily available outside of class for any follow up questions. With this course I was able to achieve my goal of obtaining my CAPM credentials.  I will repeat this course when I pursue my PMP. A ‘Job Well Done’ to those instructors that volunteer their free time to help us succeed!’
~Winter 2017 Student - Andrea Fields, CAPM, Pacific Foods


Our team of PMP certified instructors, comprised of experienced, PMP certified project managers from multiple industries, are dedicated to your professional development and to helping you pass this rigorous exam.   Our volunteer instructors will bring the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK) methodology and real-world experience into focus. They will walk you through the skills and strategies that are essential to passing the PMP and CAPM exams.

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This course is usually offered twice each year, Fall and Spring.

Core study material will be covered over 7 consecutive weeks (days and times to be determined prior to each series).

Registration generally opens 2 months prior to the course date.  

Chapter members receive reduced pricing.  If you plan to join/renew the Chapter in order to take advantage of Chapter member pricing DON'T WAIT!  It takes up to three business days for PMI Global to process your new PMI Portland Chapter membership so that we can create your PMI Portland login account on our site. If you're a new/renewing member or planning to join, please plan accordingly! 


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