Project Management Institute

Exam Day Essentials

The PMP® Certification Exam Has Changed

The new version of the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam launched on 2 January 2021. Find out what changed and how to prepare for the updated version.

The PMP® certification exam can be completed in your home or office. Learn more about the online proctored exam.

Online Proctored Testing

You’ve made the investment to earn the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification.

Now it’s time to make the commitment to prepare for — and pass — the exam. Carving out time and securing the proper materials to study requires discipline and focus. As a project professional, you’ve got what it takes.

Pad Your Schedule

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Visit the Test Center in advance so you can:

  • Know precisely how to get there.
  • Find the room immediately on test day.

Test-day tip: Arrive 30 minutes early so you have time to relax before you start the exam.

Or, you can take your PMP Exam online.

Know Your Limits

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230 Minutes – Time Allotted for Exam Completion

  • Two 10-minute breaks for computer-based tests. No scheduled breaks for the paper-based exam.

Prove It’s You

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Make sure your ID is:

  • Valid
  • Government-issued

And It Includes:

  • Your photo
  • Your signature

Stuff You Don’t Need

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Calculators

  • Built into computer-based tests

Scratch Paper and Pencils or Erasable Boards and Markers

  • Provided by test administrators

Results – Just Like That

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Computer-Based Testing

  • You’ll find out if you passed before you leave. 

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