Examination Services

PMI - Project Management Institute

PMI credentials establish your dedication to and proficiency in project management. To attain a credential, you must satisfy the educational and professional experience requirements established by PMI and demonstrate your ability to apply your project management knowledge to situational and scenario-based questions in the examination.

In PMI there are currently five credentials available and no one credential serves as a prerequisite for another. The credentials include:

  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  • PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)
  • PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)
  • Program Management Professional (PgMP)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

ID Policy

In order to appear in the PMI exam the examinee must present one form of non-expired, government-issued, photo- and signature-bearing ID. If the primary ID presented does not bear a signature or photo, the examinee must present one form of secondary ID containing a photo and/or signature -whichever is missing from the primary ID. Acceptable forms of primary ID are limited to Driver's license, Passport and National Identity card and Military ID. Acceptable forms of supplemental ID include Credit card, Bank (ATM) card and Employee ID card.

It is very important that the name which you register with exactly matches the name appearing on your ID. If there are any name discrepancies, then you would be asked for other valid IDs. Even then, if the name on your presented IDs does not match your registered name, you will be turned away.

Test Availability

At USEFP testing centers, PMI is offered four days a week, Monday through Thursday, throughout the year.

Exam Fees:

You must submit payment of the PMP credential fee as part of the payment process (if you submit an application online) or as part of the application process (if you submit a paper application). You can submit payment by credit card using the online certification system or through postal mail to PMI if you chose to pay by check, money order or wire. For all mail-in payments, please include your PMI identification number and user name.

The proper fees for payment are determined by your PMI membership status and the examination delivery option (computer-based versus paper-based) for your geographic location. Once you determine the examination delivery option, use the following chart to determine the credential fee.

Fees PMI Member
US $ 405
Non Members
US $ 555
PMI Member
US $ 225
Non Members
US $ 300
PMI Member
US $ 1500
Non Members
US $ 1800
PMI Member
US $ 520
Non Members
US $ 670
PMI Member
US $ 520
Non Members
US $ 670
4 hours: 200 question 3 hours: 150 question 4 hours: 170 question 3.5 hours: 170 question 3.5 hours: 170 question

The PMI membership rate will apply only if you are a member of PMI in good standing at the time you submit payment for the credential. If you apply for membership right before you apply for the credential, make sure you receive confirmation of your membership before you pay for the credential. If your membership has not been completely processed, you will be charged the nonmember rate.

If PMI membership is obtained after you submit payment for the credential, PMI will not refund the difference. If you are interested in becoming a member of PMI at the time you apply for the credential, you can submit your membership application, credential application at the same time, and receive the membership rate. PMI membership applications are available online at http://www.pmi.org.

Exams Registration

You can use the online certification system to:

  • Apply and submit payment to take or retake any PMI examination and/or evaluation
  • View your submitted credential application
  • View your examination eligibility status
  • Download PMI audit forms and/or exam reports
  • Access your certification record and update your contact information
  • View your listing on the Credential Registry
  • Submit payment for credential renewal
  • Download receipts

Follow the link to PMI Certification to gain access to the online certification system.

Reschedule/Cancel exam

If you need to cancel or reschedule a CBT examination, you must do so no later than 48 hours before your scheduled examination appointment.

You should call Prometric directly and not the local site where you are scheduled to take the examination. You can cancel online by following the prompts on the prometric website.

Cancellation/Reschedule Policy
Examination Type Time requirements
CBT 48 hours before the examination
PBT 35 calendar days before the examination

In case of extenuating circumstances (e.g., medical emergency, military deployment, death in immediate family, illness in immediate family) which may prevent you from meeting a scheduled examination appointment, resulting in a no-show status. You should contact PMI Customer Care within 72 hours following the scheduled examination date along with the supporting documents. If you do not contact PMI within 72 hours following a missed appointment, fees will apply in order to schedule a new appointment. PMI will review all claims on a case-by-case basis.

Scores and Score Reports

PMI report defines the levels of "proficiency" as follows:

  • Proficient - indicates performance is above the average level of knowledge in this domain.
  • Moderately Proficient - indicates performance that is at the average level of knowledge in this domain.
  • Below Proficient - indicates performance is below the average level of knowledge in this domain.

NOTE: You will not see your certification status on the Online Registry until PMI receives your examination results from Prometric.

Disability Services:

You may request the administration of any PMI examination to be modified due to disability, handicap and/or other conditions that may impair your ability to take the examination. For information on special accommodations please e-mail: certexamdelivery@pmi.org.