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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.

Important: Please review the minimum system requirements and run system test and exam simulation before scheduling for the exam. If you schedule an online proctored exam and your computer equipment does not meet the requirements, you are unlikely to receive a refund. If your computer does not meet these requirements, please schedule to take the exam at the test center.

General Information


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.

PMI-ACP® and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® are the only PMI certifications that offer online proctored exams.

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.

You can schedule your online proctored exam online any day of the week at any time.

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.

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 and navigate to “Review Application Status” under myPMI. Click "Schedule Exam". You will be directed to schedule your online proctored exam through Pearson VUE.

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.

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