FIU’s Principles of Project Management (CAPM) Certificate Program will give you the practical knowledge, tools, and confidence to succeed in the dynamic field of project management. Whether you’re new to overseeing a project, are part of a project team, or are starting project management as a career path, you’ll learn best practices following PMI’s PMBOK® Guide and learning directly from experts in the field.

This course will:

  • Offer you an essential foundation to the practice of project management—blending theory with practical examples, templates and case studies.
  • Provide a refresher on the PMBOK® Guide for those who have been away from the profession.
  • Serve as preparation for industry-recognized Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification.

Please note: If you are an experienced PM professional (3+ years) looking to prepare for the PMP® examination, please refer to the Comprehensive Project Management (PMP) Certificate Program or Online Comprehensive Project Management.

Who Will Benefit

  • Pursuing project management as a new career path
  • Active participant in a project team
  • Managing a project or leading a team for the first time
  • Looking for formal, foundational project management professional education
  • Currently interested in earning the CAPM® (and future PMP® certification)

About the Exam/Eligibility

Your program fee includes:

  • Digital Access to FIU Educational Materials
  • Digital Access to FIU Instructional Resources
  • Florida International University Certificate of Completion

General Information/Custom Programs: FIU Business Executive Education can create custom training programs specific to the needs of your organization. Please connect with us by submitting the inquiry form below or contact us 305.348.4217 or

Gain the practical knowledge, tools, and confidence to succeed in the dynamic field of project management.

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Schedule & Registration

Aug. 24 to Oct. 19, 2024
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon
Virtual, Live via Zoom / Instructor-Led
Total Training Hours: 23

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SessionDay/TimeTopic Session and Description


9 a.m. to noon

Project Management Introduction: Projects, programs and portfolios.


9 a.m. to noon

Project Integration Management: Integrating project planning activities. Project charter, project management plan. Managing project changes. Executing and closing the project.


9 a.m. to noon

Project Scope Management: Gathering project requirements, creating the scope statement, establishing the scope baseline. Scheduling management plan. Difference between milestones and activities, building the project schedule network diagram, finding the critical path and float.


9 a.m. to noon

Plan and Manage Budgetary Resources: Plan and manage quality of deliverables. Cost management plan, estimating cost; cost baseline, earned value, forecasting; quality philosophies and standards; controlling quality; quality metrics, audits and inspections, quality control measurements.


9 a.m. to noon

Plan and Manage Resources and Communications: Resources management plan, team charter, project team and physical assignments. Develop and manage project teams. Communication management, plan, work performance information. Fundamental tools and techniques to manage project communications.


9 a.m. to noon

Assess and Manage Risk | Plan and Manage Procurement: Risk identification, qualifying and quantifying risk. Probability-Impact assessment, risk response strategies. Procurement management, types of contracts, procurement documents. Claims administration. Controlling and closing contracts.


9 a.m. to noon

Engaging Stakeholders |Social responsibility | Stakeholder identification: Stakeholder engagement management plan; social responsibility; PMI code of ethics.


9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Creating a personal strategy to pass the CAPM exam. CAPM exam handbook and content outline. Course revision and wrap-up.


  • Introduction/ Initiation to Project Management
  • Planning Principles
  • Quality Management
  • Project Network, Organization, & Control
  • Fundamental Project Management Skills, Concepts, and Techniques
  • Creation of Project Charters, Scope Statements, Breakdown Structures, Schedules, and Budgets
  • Risk Management
  • Close-out Projects & Summary
  • Exam Preparation Tools

Program Faculty & Experts

Financial Assistance & Discounts

FIU Executive Education programs are designed to enhance your management skills and boost your career success. Because our certificate programs are non-credit and do not lead to a degree, they do not qualify for traditional student financial aid. However, financial assistance is available in a variety of methods:

  • Private student loans are available for our programs through SallieMae. We strongly recommend participants submit their loan application at least eight (8) weeks prior to the start of the program to ensure completion of the loan. 

    To apply for a SallieMae loan, please follow the steps below:

    • Notify us via email at – Please provide your full name, telephone number and the course you wish to take.
    • Visit SallieMae SMART Option Loan to finalize your loan application process:
      • From the home page, choose “Career training student loan”
      • Under “Degree/certificate of study” choose “Certificate”
      • Under “Major/specialty” choose “Continuing Education”
    • Apply for the loan to match the exact program fee.
    • Once your loan is approved and certified, we will notify you with next steps.
    • We periodically offer special discounts via the FIU Executive Education newsletter. To sign up please register here
    • FIU Alumni, Students and Staff: 10% discount available:
      • Please email us at prior to registering for your program, to obtain your discount code.
      • Please be sure to use your email address when registering. 
    • Group Discount for Organizations: 15% discount is available to companies and organizations registering a minimum of three (3) employees. Please contact us via email at so we may guide you through the registration process.
  • Employer Education Benefits: Ask your employer if it provides education benefits to employees. In many cases and under certain conditions, employers may offer up to $5,250 in tuition/fee assistance to employees tax-free. For more information and latest updates, visit or ask your employer to visit this IRS web site.

    Training Grants for Employers: Employers may qualify for employee training grants from the state of Florida. These grants are used to help employers pay the cost of training and re-skilling employees. For more information, visit CareerSource Florida.

  • Check this section regularly for updates on scholarships and grants available to FIU Executive Education learners.

    PEO Program for Continuing Education: Grant of up to $3,000 to women whose education was interrupted and who now seek a degree or certificate that leads to employment.

  • For general information regarding Financial Aid (FAFSA) or the Veterans GI Bill, please contact FIU Financial Aid at or Veterans Affairs at

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All Programs for Individuals

FIU Executive Education programs for individuals are delivered virtually by an instructor on evenings and weekends. The short programs, in such areas as human resources, project management, Lean Six Sigma, finance and more, can also be taken fully online at your own pace.