All world is going through crazy and hard times. Organizations are trying to do their best to offer their products and services with a minimum interruption while people are locked-down at their homes. PMI was working on alternatives to offer the PMP exam online, which is the flagship certification track of PMI as well. Because all Pearson VUE test centers in the US & Canada and in many other countries were closed due to pandemic. Many aspirants ask this question:
Can I Take PMP Exam Online? The answer is YES!
PMI President, Sunil Prashara, announced in a LinkedIn article he wrote in March that PMI is preparing to offer PMP exam online through webcam proctoring by mid-April.As of April 14th, 2020, PMI officially announced that PMP certification aspirants can schedule to take the PMP exam online.You can see the official LinkedIn post below:
“As of April 14th, 2020, PMI officially announced that PMP certification aspirants can schedule to take the PMP exam online.”
How can I take the PMP exam online?
The online proctoring experience will be similar to the in-person option with additional advantages. You will be able to take the PMP certification exam from your home with your internet-connected PC or tablet. Taking in-person PMP exam requires to find a suitable PMP exam schedule in a Pearson VUE test center. However, with the PMP exam online proctoring option, you will be able to take your PMP exam whenever you wish. The following are the fundamentals you must have to take PMP online proctor testing.
Computer with a webcam – because a live proctor will watch you during the exam
Reliable internet connection
A quiet room to take the PMP exam online for four hours.
The PMP exam online will be conducted by Pearson VUE as well. Once you completed the PMP application and passed the PMP exam eligibility, you will have the option to schedule your PMP exam in your PMI profile. You will go through the same steps to schedule your PMP exam online as well. Besides center-based testing, there will be an online proctor testing option as well. To apply for the PMP certification exam, you must complete your 35 contact hours PMP Training first. You can attend in a self-paced or instructor-led virtual training.