April 17, 2020
Starting today, Project Management Institute (PMI) is now offering project professionals the ability to schedule and take their Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam online from their home or office. The PMP exam now joins two other PMI certification exams professionals can take online: the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification exams.
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Candidates will take the exam online using Pearson VUE’s OnVUE online proctored testing software. Like center-based testing, online proctored testing requires candidates to be monitored by a proctor. However, the proctor will be offsite and will monitor candidates live through their device’s microphone and webcam with the assistance of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Candidates will still need to schedule their online exam ahead of time, but appointments are offered 24/7 so candidates can find a time convenient for their schedule.
“In these uncertain times, we are working diligently to provide members and certification candidates with the resources they need to invest in their professional development,” said Michael DePrisco, vice president, global experience & solutions at PMI. “Online proctored testing for the PMP exam is an important step in that journey. It has always been in our future, but we prioritized it now to ensure the safety and well-being of our community. This effort, which will have a long-lasting positive impact on the PMI testing experience, would not have been possible without Pearson VUE’s expertise and partnership.”
In addition to the AI-assisted, live remote proctoring, which includes the proctor’s ability to immediately end a session if misconduct is detected, PMI and Pearson VUE have implemented a rigorous data forensics program to identify and act on misconduct and other validity issues. Additionally, all candidates must complete a virtual self-check-in process, which includes AI-enhanced identification authentication and face-to-photo matching.
“This agreement is testament to Pearson VUE’s online proctoring platform, OnVUE, in meeting the strict requirements of PMI, the world’s leading association for project management professionals,” said Eric D’Astolfo, vice president, business development at Pearson VUE. “We're proud to now add the PMP certification – recognized as the gold standard for project management professionals – to the other PMI certifications for which we provide online exam delivery. We are pleased to offer a solution that enables candidates to continue forward in the pursuit of their certifications during this time.”
For more information on the online proctored testing experience and how to schedule your PMP online proctored exam, click here.
About Project Management Institute (PMI)
Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world's leading association for those who consider project, program or portfolio management their profession. Through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research, we work to prepare more than three million professionals around the world for The Project Economy: the coming economy in which work, and individuals, are organized around projects, products, programs and value streams. Now 50 years in the making, we work in nearly every country around the world to advance careers, improve organizational success and further mature the project management profession through globally-recognized standards, certifications, communities, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses and networking opportunities. As part of the PMI family, ProjectManagement.com creates online global communities that deliver more resources, better tools, larger networks and broader perspectives. Visit us at www.PMI.org, www.projectmanagement.com, www.facebook.com/PMInstitute and on Twitter @PMInstitute
About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE has been a pioneer in the computer-based testing industry for decades, delivering more than 16 million certification and licensure exams annually in every industry from academia and admissions to IT and healthcare. We are the global leader in developing and delivering high-stakes exams via the world's most comprehensive network of nearly 20,000 highly secure test centers as well as secure online testing in over 180 countries. Our leadership in the assessment industry is a result of our collaborative partnerships with a broad range of clients, from leading technology firms to government and regulatory agencies. For more information, please visit PearsonVUE.com.