Prepare For Exam

You have applied for the credential. Now what?

Once you are eligible to take the credential exam, PMI will notify you by e-mail and send you examination scheduling instructions.

The examination scheduling instructions direct you to the website for PMI's exam administration partner, Prometric, to schedule your examination date and location.

Exam Eligibility Period

  • Is the period of time during which you are able to test
  • Lasts one year
  • Starts on the day your application was approved

You may take the examination up to three times within this one-year eligibility period. If you do not pass on the first attempt, you will be responsible for fees associated with re-examination.

The documents linked to this page detail exam formats, policies and procedures. Please reference these documents before you schedule and sit for your examination.

PMI wishes you success in your pursuit of our professional project management credentials.

Learn about exam prep tips on each individual credential page found under "About PMI's Credentials".