Project Management Institute

Exam Day Essentials

Supercharge Your Skills and Work Smarter - Earn the New PMP Certification

You’re constantly evolving – uncovering new opportunities, driving the change you want to see and improving your performance. So is Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification. The PMP remains the leading project management certification around the world and across industries. Now it can also unlock your competitive edge and prove you work smarter.


Take the PMP® certification exam at home or in your office, when it fits your schedule. Learn more about the online proctored exam.  
Find how to prepare for the current 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


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


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


Make sure your ID is:

  • Valid
  • Government-issued

And It Includes:

  • Your photo
  • Your signature

Stuff You Don’t Need



  • Built into computer-based tests

Scratch Paper and Pencils or Erasable Boards and Markers

  • Provided by test administrators

Results – Just Like That


Computer-Based Testing

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