Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI), the leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project management profession, and Pearson VUE, a global leader in the computer-based testing industry, have announced an expanded, multi-year agreement that will offer more testing options for candidates looking to earn PMI certifications at all stages of their career. The new agreement will offer candidates access to even more PMI certification tests as well as more flexibility in their testing location options, thanks to Pearson VUE’s global network of testing centers and online proctoring solutions.
Beginning July 1, 2019, seven additional PMI programs, including the Project Management Professional (PMP)® – renowned as the global gold standard for project management professionals – will become available to professionals around the globe through Pearson VUE’s network of more than 5,600 secure test centers, including locations on military bases. Certain exams, like the Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP), one of PMI’s fastest-growing certifications, will also be offered via an online proctoring solution that allows test-takers to sit for an exam at their home, school, company, or other suitable testing location. PMI has been offering its associate level certification, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® through Pearson VUE’s online remote proctoring capability since 2017.
“At PMI, we are committed to providing opportunities for project management professionals around the world to obtain the certifications necessary to excel and advance their careers,” said Michael DePrisco, vice president, global solutions at Project Management Institute, Inc. “We understand that PMI members are busy working professionals and this expanded partnership will make testing for PMI certifications more accessible by giving candidates more options on where they get certified. By unlocking access to Pearson VUE’s expansive network of testing sites and online proctoring capabilities, we hope to make the test-taking experience more convenient and enhance the overall certification process.”
“Without exception, PMI’s standards for project, program, and portfolio management are the most widely recognized in the profession, and we’re delighted to further serve PMI’s project management community,” said Bob Whelan, president of Pearson Assessments. “With our expanded partnership, we look forward to delivering project management practitioners an all-around better exam experience while helping PMI achieve its strategic vision to advance the project management profession globally through our expansive test delivery channels.”
This most recent agreement adds global delivery of the following PMI certification exams: Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP)®, Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)®, Program Management Professional (PgMP)®, Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)®, Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®, and Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®.