You need to meet the minimum system requirements in order to schedule your PMP® exam. In case you don’t have the right computer equipment and you have already purchased the exam, it is unlikely that you will get a refund.
In order to schedule your PMP® exam through Center-Based Test (CBT) or Online Proctored Test (OP), you need to follow these steps:
Step 1: First, you need to log in to www.PMI.org and then move to ‘Review Application Status’ under myPMI® section. Click on ‘Schedule Exam’.
Step 2: Following the above step you will be redirected to your Pearson VUE account.
Step 3: The landing page of your Pearson VUE account comprises of a space where you need to search the name of your testing program. For PMP®, you need to search for PMI® - Project Management Institute.
Note: Before scheduling, rescheduling, or canceling an exam, it is mandatory for you to select your testing program, or you can also choose to contact one of the customer service representatives.
There is another way to find and select your testing program. You can find a list of all test sponsors on the landing page of your Pearson VUE account by clicking on ‘A to Z list of all programs’.
Step 4: In the next step, click on ‘P’ to find PMI® (Project Management Institute) which is the test sponsor or testing program name for PMP® exam.
Step 5: Clicking on PMI® - Project Management Institute will take you directly to a landing page where you need to use your unique PMI® eligibility ID to log in.
Step 6: Now you need to choose between Center Based Test (CBT) or Online Proctored Test (OP) option.
On selecting CBT option:
Follow these scheduling instructions in order to take up the PMP® certification exam in CBT mode:
Step 7.1: In this step, you will have to select the booking method for your PMP® exam. You need to select the ‘I will be scheduling for a future date at a test center’ option and then click on ‘Next’.
Step 7.2: Clicking on ‘Next’ will take you to the View Testing Policies page where you need to review the testing policies and then click on ‘Schedule this exam’.
Step 7.3: This is the step that allows you to choose the test center, date, and time for your PMP® certification exam. For instance, if you are based in Delhi, India, you just need to choose your exam center in ‘Delhi’ before choosing the date and time. As another example, if you are based out of New York, USA, you need to choose your Pearson VUE test center in New York before choosing a suitable date and time for your PMP® exam.
Step 7.4: Once you choose your test center, date, and time, review the appointment and then click on ‘Proceed to Checkout’.
Step 7.5: Now you need to just follow the steps and click on Submit Order which will confirm your appointment.
Step 7.6: On completion of the process, you will receive a confirmation mail from Pearson VUE.
On selecting Online Proctored Test:
If you decide to appear for your PMP® exam through the Online Proctored Test mode, you just need to follow these steps:
Step 8.1: In order to select the Online Proctored Test option for your PMP® certification exam, you need to read and agree to the online proctoring policies and then click ‘Next’.
Step 8.2: In this step, you will come across the exam and language aid. First, you need to click on ‘View Testing Policies’ and then click on ‘Schedule This Exam’.
Step 8.3: As you will be taking the exam from home, you don’t need to select any exam center. But you do need to choose the date and time on which you want to take your exam. You can select the time of the exam once you select the date. You can schedule your PMP® exam at any time between Tuesday and Saturday.
Step 8.4: You need to review your appointment details once you make the selection and then click on ‘Proceed to Checkout’.
Step 8.5: Follow the next steps and then click on ‘Submit Order’.
Step 8.6: Once your appointment is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation mail from Pearson VUE.