Obtaining a PMI credential such as the PMP, CAPM or PMI-ACP designation is hard enough, but having to go to an exam centre to do so, especially if there isn’t one in your city, makes it just that much harder.
Well good news! Starting April 1, 2019 (no this is not an April Fools joke) candidates wanting to obtain their PMI-ACP designations can now choose to write the exam from their own home or work computer (CAPM candidates have been able to do so for a while now). To do so, you will need a computer with a webcam, a reliable internet connection, and a quiet space where you can write the exam without interruption.
What about writing the PMP or another PMI credential exam? Well there is good news (at least for some folks) on that front as well!
As of July 1, 2019, PMI will be switching from Prometric to Pearson VUE as the testing facility for PMI certification exams such as PMP and PMI-RMP). Pearson VUE has more testing centre locations and better services smaller cities. So, for example, WCP clients in Sudbury will no longer have to travel to Mississauga to take their PMP exam, they will be able to do so just a few minutes from where they live!
Here is what you need to know:
- Starting April 1st, 2019, all remaining PMI certification exams will be available for scheduling through Pearson VUE.
- Testing with Pearson VUE will begin July 1st, 2019
- Testing at Prometric sites will no longer be available after June 30, 2019