Certified Associate in PMO (CA-PMO)®

Certified Associate in PMO (CA-PMO)®

The Certified Associate in PMO (CA-PMO)® credential is a professional certification designed for individuals seeking to establish or enhance their career in Project Management Offices (PMO). This certification is aimed at professionals who wish to demonstrate their understanding of PMO practices, tools, and techniques. It serves as a testament to their ability to contribute effectively to a PMO’s strategic objectives and improve project management processes within an organization.

The CA-PMO® certification program covers fundamentals of PMO related to PMO functions, including project governance, portfolio management, resource allocation, and performance metrics. Candidates will learn best practices in managing projects and programs that align with organizational goals, enhancing their ability to support successful project outcomes.

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The Certified Associate in PMO (CA-PMO)® is a globally recognized certification that signifies an individual’s understanding and capability in supporting and enhancing PMO functions. Through a comprehensive curriculum, candidates gain insights into the core aspects of PMO, including project governance, resource management, and performance measurement. This certification is your first step towards becoming a pivotal part of your organization’s project management success.

CA-PMO® Exam Eligibility Criteria:

  • Educational Background: A bachelor degree or equivalent is usually required. Higher education in project management or related fields may be beneficial but not mandatory.
  • Professional Experience: While specific professional experience may not be required, having some background in project management or working within a Project Management Office (PMO) can be advantageous.
  • Training and Preparation: Candidate must complete a minimum of 08 hours of formal Certified Associate in PMO (CA-PMO) exam preparation training from PMO Global Institute authorized trainer. This training ensures that all candidates have a foundational understanding of PMO functions before taking the certification exam.
  • Commitment to Professional Ethics: Agreement to adhere to a professional code of conduct and ethics as prescribed by the certifying body. This commitment is essential to maintain the integrity and value of the certification

Who Should Apply?:

  • Project managers and coordinators seeking to specialize in PMO
  • Individuals aspiring to enter the project management field
  • PMO analysts and consultants looking to validate their skills
  • Project team members aiming to understand PMO dynamics for career advancement

exam information

  • Multiple Choice Questions

  • 80 minutes

  • 60 Multiple Choice Questions

Exam Fee

  • $199 / First Attempt

  • $129 / Second and Third Attempt

target audiance

  • Project managers and coordinators seeking to specialize in PMO

  • Individuals aspiring to enter the PMO field


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Benefits of CA-PMO® Certification:

  • Professional Recognition: Stand out in the job market with a certification that showcases your PMO expertise.
  • Skill Enhancement: Elevate your understanding of PMO functions and best practices, increasing your value to organizations.
  • Career Opportunities: Open doors to new job prospects, higher salaries, and leadership roles in project management.
  • Continuous Learning: Access to a wealth of resources and a community of professionals for ongoing development in the field of PMO.

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CA-PMO® Framework

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key takeouts

The Certified Associate in PMO (CA-PMO)® Certification Program offers a comprehensive learning journey into the world of Project Management Offices. Here are the key takeaways from this program:

  • Foundational Knowledge: Gain a solid understanding of PMO fundamentals, including its roles, functions, and the value it adds to an organization. Learn how PMOs contribute to strategic objectives and project success.
  • Best Practices and Methodologies: Learn about the best practices, processes, and methodologies used in effective PMOs. Understand how to apply these practices to enhance project delivery, governance, and stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Tools and Techniques: Get acquainted with the tools and techniques essential for managing projects within a PMO setting. This includes project planning, resource allocation, risk management, and performance measurement.
  • Leadership and Communication Skills: Develop key leadership qualities and communication skills necessary for managing teams, leading projects, and engaging with stakeholders effectively within the PMO context.
  • Career Advancement: Earning the CA-PMO® credential signifies your commitment to professional development and expertise in PMO practices, potentially opening doors to new career opportunities and advancements in project management.
  • Professional Network: Join a community of certified professionals, expanding your professional network. This community provides opportunities for learning, sharing experiences, and staying updated with the latest PMO trends and practices.
  • Commitment to Excellence: The certification underscores a commitment to excellence and continuous improvement in project management practices, aligning with organizational goals and improving project outcomes.
  • Global Recognition: The CA-PMO® certification is recognized globally, validating your skills and knowledge in PMO practices across industries. This recognition enhances your professional credibility and marketability.
  • Ethical Practice: Emphasize the importance of ethical practice in project management, fostering trust and integrity in your professional conduct and decision-making.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

How long will this certification be valid?

This certification will be valid for 3 years and can be renewed in every 3 years.


What is the Passing Score?

Passing score is 70%.

Can I self study and sit for the exam?

Delegates must take the 16 hours of classroom/instructor led online training from PMO Global Institute Authorized Business Partner (PMOGI-ABP) and from an authorized Instructor

What is the process to renew the certificate?

Candidates needs to earn 15 hours of PMO Professional Development Unit (PMOPDU) in every 3 years.

What is PMOPDU?

Project Management Office Professional Development Unit (PMOPDU)

Will there be a Contact Hours Certificate?

Yes. A certificate for Sixteen (16) hours of contact hours certificate will be provided at the end of the program.

Who Can Provide CA-PMO® Certification Exam Preparation Course?

A PMO Global Institute Authorized Business Partner (PMOGI-ABP) and an authorized Instructor

Do I need to have a Paid Membership to apply for CA-PMO® Certification Exam?

No. You can become an Associate Member and apply for the AGILEPMO-C Certification exam.

How to Reschedule or Cancel an Exam?

You can reschedule or cancel your online computer based exam at any time. Email to support@pmoglobalinstitute.org. Following fees applicable:

  • If you reschedule or cancel your exam within 30 days of your scheduled appointment, you will be charged a fee of US $70
  • If you reschedule or cancel your exam within 48 hours of your scheduled appointment, you will be charged a fee of US $99

Do I need to have a Paid Membership to apply for CA-PMO® Certification Exam?

No. You can become an Associate Member and apply for the CB-PMO Certification exam.

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