Certification Changes

Beginning in 2019, you will see exciting, new changes to the PMI certification program. These changes will take some time to implement but we commit to keeping you informed.

Overall, here’s what you can expect to see:

  • Better support of our customer’s career journey: We’ll create stepping stones that help advance skillsets and link one certification to another.
  • More customized offerings: The needs of our customers change as they progress through their career so our certifications will adapt to addresses this as well. No more “one-size fits all” approach!
  • Modernization: Better reflection of real-world work experiences and practices across the value delivery spectrum to ensure customers are equipped with the tools they need to deliver results.
  • Recognition of specialized skills: We’ll find ways to acknowledge the skillsets our customers hone and acquire through their professional development efforts.

Our first change is moving to Pearson VUE for all certification exam delivery to provide more testing locations — over 5,000 worldwide.


Covid-19 Update

PMI is committed to the safety and well-being of our global community. Our Crisis Task Force is monitoring the situation arising from coronavirus (COVID-19) daily. 

We know this has been a challenging time for all. We are taking additional steps to ensure the safety of our customers, as well as meet their needs. As a result, we made the following important decisions:

  • Extending the current PMP® exam to 31 December 2020 and delaying the launch of the new PMP exam until 2 January 2021
  • Automatically extending all candidates’ exam eligibility (for all certifications — not just the PMP) through 18 January 2021
  • Waiving rescheduling fees until 1 July 2020
  • Online proctored testing (OPT) for the PMP exam now available