Exam Day Essentials

People who take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification test have worked too hard to let something bad happen on exam day. So when it’s time to test, follow these suggestions to calm nerves — and reduce risk.

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.

Know Your Limits

4 Hours – Time Allotted for Exam Completion

  • There are no scheduled breaks.
  • The clock doesn’t stop for personal breaks—they eat into your exam time.

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Prove It's You

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Make sure your ID is:

  • Valid
  • Government-issued

And It Includes:

  • Your photo
  • Your signature

Don't Bother

Items prohibited in the testing area include:

  • Phones, laptops and other electronic devices
  • Bags and luggage

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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

Computer-Based Testing

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

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