What You Need to Know About PMI-ACP® Online Proctoring
Online proctoring is a great way to take your PMI-ACP exam in the comfort of your home or office at a time that is convenient for you. However, there are some procedures that need to be followed as well as system requirements for it to work. Take a look at the information on this page to understand what you need to know before you decide if online proctoring is right for you.
The Online Proctored Exam Experience
How do I know if an online proctored exam is right for me?
Start by ensuring your computer meets our requirements by completing the required system test. We also strongly recommend you review the Online Proctoring video above before you decide to take the online proctored exam. If you have any doubts or reservations, we recommend that you schedule your exam at a Pearson VUE testing center.
What certifications offer online proctored exams?
In what languages is the PMI-ACP exam available?
The PMI-ACP exam is translated into multiple languages. Please consult the PMI-ACP handbook for the specific languages available. Please note that although the exam itself is available in multiple languages, the proctoring software, greeter support, and proctor support are only available in English.
When can I schedule my PMI-ACP online proctored exam?
You can schedule your online proctored exam online any day of the week at any time.
What if I have special needs that require accommodations?
If you require special accommodations in order to take your exam, you must apply for these and receive approval from PMI before scheduling your exam. You will also need to take your exam in a test center. Visit the Special Accommodations page for more information.
How do I schedule my PMI-ACP online proctored exam?
Before you can schedule your exam, you must submit your application payment. Once payment is received, you will then be eligible to schedule your online proctored exam. Log in to PMI.org and navigate to “Review Application Status” under myPMI. Click "Schedule Exam". You will be directed to schedule your online proctored exam through Pearson VUE.
Is the online proctored exam more difficult than the exam at the test center?
No, all of the versions are designed with items based on the same Exam Content Outline (ECO). Additionally, all forms of the exam are calibrated to ensure that the level of difficulty is equivalent.
What type of computer do I need to take the online proctored exam?
Most recent Windows and mac OS computers (excluding tablets) are supported. Review the system requirements and run the exam simulation before you pay and schedule your exam. You'll have the opportunity to download a small test app to verify that your computer, microphone, webcam and internet connection are ready for you to take your exam.
Can I still take the online proctored exam if my computer does not pass the system test
No. You should not choose online proctored delivery if your system does not pass the system test, including ensuring that you can take a clear photo of your identification.