Principles of Project Management (CAPM exam prep) ProgramFrequently Asked Questions

FIU Executive Education offers non-credit certificate programs that allow business professionals to continue their professional development. Therefore, at the conclusion of our Principles of Project Management program, you will receive a digital certificate of completion from FIU Business. FIU Executive Education programs do not award college credits and may not be taken as part of a current academic program in which you may be enrolled. The registration and payment for FIU Executive Education programs are done directly through our website. Programs taken through FIU Executive Education will not appear on MyFIU, and will not appear on an FIU transcript. In addition, you will not need to apply through the university as a whole.

There are no requirements nor pre-requisites that must be met before enrolling in the FIU Executive Education Principles of Project Management program. This includes test scores, transcripts and GPA requirements. However, if you are taking a program with FIU Executive Education in preparation for a certification exam, registration for the exam may have certain requirements. In this case, please check directly with the certification entity to ensure that you have met their requirements to register for the certification exam.

Registration for FIU Executive Education programs is relatively simple, in that you are registering directly for our certificate program and do not need to register through the university as a whole. To register for a particular program, please click on the “Register Now” link on the specific program’s webpage.

FIU Executive Education programs do not charge an application fee other than the cost of participating in the program. Please note that registrations are not confirmed until the program cost is paid in full. In the event that a down payment is made for a program, the down payment is not refundable.

Through taking a non-credit certificate program, participants will not be official students in the sense that they will not be awarded a “Panther ID” number or Student ID. With this being said, participants will therefore be unable to access the FIU Library, FIU Gym and other similar amenities.

International participants are welcome to enhance their professional development by attending FIU Executive Education programs. FIU programs are non-credit and generally do not qualify for the purpose of obtaining a student visa. Participants generally need only a tourist visa to attend our programs. When warranted, our office may present an official letter confirming a participant's registration in a program, which may be used in support of obtaining a tourist visa. For more information regarding visa rules, please contact the U.S. State Department https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/study/student-visa.html

Each specific program has its own attendance requirement that must be satisfied. For Principles of Project Management, 100% attendance is required to meet the educational hours requirement to take the CAPM exam. In general, should you miss a program session, you will still receive the session PowerPoints that are provided to all participants. Unfortunately, our office is unable to provide any additional notes on the material that may have been covered. Therefore, we recommend that you speak with one of the other participants in the class who may be able to assist with any specific information that may have been covered. Throughout the program, if you have any questions regarding an absence, please do not hesitate to directly contact our Program Coordinator for Open Enrollment Programs.

In order to ensure that program sessions remain engaging and interactive, FIU Executive Education class sizes are typically no larger than 20 participants. We work to ensure that participants have countless opportunities to interact with both the program instructors and their peers. Our programs are not structured as large lecture hall seminars.

FIU Executive Education courses are not structured like a standard college lecture. Our programs do not take place in lecture halls and our instructors do not strictly “lecture” for the entire length of the program. Considering that almost all of our participants are working professionals, our programs are designed to be incredibly engaging and allow for the students to participate.  Although a portion of each session will consist of instructor lectures, our sessions also consist of group work/activities, group conversations, case studies and roleplay scenarios.

Approximately 2 hours outside class time.

All program information including program schedule, program location, FIU map and parking details will be sent to all confirmed participants two weeks prior to the start date of the program. If you have any specific questions regarding any of these items before then, please do not hesitate to contact our Program Coordinator for Open Enrollment Programs directly.

The Program Coordinator (PC) is your primary point of contact for any program-related issues/concerns. Communication can be through phone or email. The PC will help participants with areas such as registration, payments, invoices and verification letters. The PC will also assist with other issues that may arise by either serving as a liaison or directing the participant to the appropriate contact. Also, the PC will provide administrative support for the program. Should you have any questions before, during or after the program, please do not hesitate to contact our Program Coordinator for Open Enrollment Programs directly.

Successful completion of the program is contingent upon attending all the program sessions. With reasonable, advance notice and the approval of the Program Coordinator, a participant may be excused from a session for reasons of a personal nature. If for any reason a participant is not able to attend a session(s), then he/she will be held responsible for completing the missed session(s) work as indicated by the session facilitator in conjunction with the Program Coordinator.

Each participant is responsible for abiding to the attendance policy. Participation in class is important for the learning process and success in the program. Successful completion of the program requires a 100 percent attendance rate due to the short number of sessions.

Should you fail to meet the attendance requirement for a specific program, then you may make up the program sessions that you have missed during the next program offering. This will be free of charge; however, new program materials and parking will not be provided. In order to retake the sessions during the next program offering, please contact our Program Coordinator for Open Enrollment Programs directly.

Principles of Project Management

Comprehensive Project Management

  • Prepares participants for the CAPM Certification
  • Introductory program to project management and covers industry tools, templates, and terminology
  • Typically for those entering the project management industry or just beginning
  • Prepares participants for the PMP Certification
  • More in-depth concepts and directly follows the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) 6th Edition
  • Typically for individuals who have between three and five years of experience leading and directing projects

FIU Executive Education does not require that the Principles of Project Management program be taken before the Comprehensive Project Management program. It is up to the participants to determine which program fits their needs and is best based upon their skill set. If you have specific questions regarding the program that would be best for you, please do not hesitate to directly contact our Program Coordinator for Open Enrollment Programs.

For full information on the CAPM Certification, please visit: https://www.pmi.org/certifications/certified-associate-capm

If for any reason you do not pass the CAPM Certification Exam, it is our policy that you may retake any of the program sessions with our office. This offer is good for up to 12 months after the end date of the program for which you paid. This will be free of charge; however, new program materials and parking will not be provided. In order to retake the sessions during the next program offering, please contact our Program Coordinator for Open Enrollment Programs directly.


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