Once you complete your PMP application and hit “submit,” you will either be approved and prompted to pay for your exam (which you must do before you schedule it), OR you will be informed that you have been randomly selected for an audit.
The exam is held at various test sites around the country or online. While dates might be limited due to capacity, the tests are offered daily.
When you register for the PMP exam, you’ll need to pay either the member or non-member fee. The PMP exam cost varies based on whether you are a PMI member or non member. As of 2022, the member investment is $405 and the non member investment is $555.
After paying for your exam, PMI will redirect you to a page where you can sign up for a test date at a Pearson test center, or online through PearsonVUE.
You can schedule the exam up to one year in advance, from the time of your accepted PMP exam application. If you want to ensure your chances of becoming PMP certified the first (or next) time you take the test, you might consider taking a prep class. If you do, we recommend that you take the exam within 45 days of completing the class, so the material is still fresh in your mind.
Once your application has been submitted and you have paid the exam fee, you will be able to schedule your exam. Your exam can be taken at a Pearson Vue testing center. To find testing center(s) in your area, you can search for centers near your address here.
Yes, you can also choose to take your exam online. We recommend that you use your personal computer to take the exam, to reduce the risk of corporate firewalls disrupting your test-day experience. You can complete a system test and exam simulation online here.
You can also read up on the latest procedures for online proctored exams here.
The PMP exam has been translated into 15 other languages. These are:
You can read more about the procedures and policies regarding translated exams in the PMP Certification Handbook published by PMI.