I worked as project coordinator (for the first time) in an oil and gas company. In the beginning, when I met the project manager who interviewed me for the job, I told him I don't have any experience in the field but that my background will allow me to learn it faster. I mentioned I need to have some training. He said I would learn the skill on the go.

My job on this project is to make the environment (the field / site where the drilling work take place) ready by making sure the needed materials, people (personnel), vehicles, equipment, catering, accommodation are all available throughout the project duration.

I want to obtain the CAPM certificate.

How can I show the PMI organization that I worked for one year and for more than 1500 hours? What kind of proof and documents do they need to pass the audit stage to be qualified to take the exam?

  • See page 8 of pmi.org/Certification/~/media/PDF/Certifications/… for CAPM requirements.
    – Todd A. Jacobs
    Commented Jan 26, 2014 at 14:04
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    – Todd A. Jacobs
    Commented Jan 26, 2014 at 14:07
  • @CodeGnome - I edited a bit to make this easier to read. I feel like the user is asking how to prove he met the requirements, not what the requirements are. Page 8 suggests documenting the project and how much work was done in the 5 categories, but it doesn't address the proof part. I was going to close as a dup of this post, but I'm not convinced it's a duplicate. Hope this helps clarify.
    – jmort253
    Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 22:13
  • If you get audited, they may want to speak to someone in authority that can back up your claim.
    – user33299
    Commented Aug 19, 2018 at 5:39

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For my PMP I built a spreadsheet that showed the projects I had worked on, the dates, and the allocation of hours by phase. The proportion of hours was estimated, but defensible.

That was sufficient evidence to pass my audit.

  • That's what I am looking for , thank you brother Mark Wallace for the advice , I am going to do the same from the start since I left the old company that I used to work with . I am now working in a new company with the same role as project coordinator ..
    – capsule
    Commented Apr 24, 2015 at 14:10

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