Project Management Institute

Useful Information for Scheduling and Taking Your CAPM® Exam

Online proctoring is a great way to take your CAPM 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 the 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 CAPM 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 test center.

CAPM and PMI-ACP are the only PMI certifications available for online proctoring.

CAPM exams are translated into multiple languages. Please consult the CAPM handbook or details on specific languages available. Please note that although the exams are available in multiple languages, the proctoring software, greeter support, and proctor support are only available in English.

You can take your proctored exam online at home or in your office, using your own desktop or laptop computer; or at a Pearson VUE testing center.

Online proctored exams are able to be scheduled online 24/7, and exam appointments are offered Tuesday – Saturday every week.

If you require test accommodations in order to take your exam, you must apply for these and receive approval from PMI before scheduling your exam. You will need to take the exam in a test center.

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, it does not matter what format the exam is taken in – via online, or at a test center; all of the versions are designed with items based on the same Exam Content Outline (ECO) that is found listed on the CAPM certification page of PMI’s website. Additionally, all forms of the exam are calibrated to ensure that the level of difficulty between each form is equivalent.

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