To protect the integrity of the certification exams, PMI only administers testing in a live environment. An Exam Proctor is assigned by PMI to distribute, monitor, and return the exam to PMI's Professional Services Department for grading. The fee to sit for a live certification exam is $299. This fee includes the Exam Proctor, who is assigned by PMI to administer the certification exam in a community near the candidate’s home or office. An Exam Preparation Handbook is provided before the exam. This booklet does not contain learning materials. It is designed to provide an overview of the knowledge areas in which the candidate should be competent, number of sections and questions and supplies and materials needed on exam day. Click on a link below to see a sample of PMI's Exam Preparation Handbooks. The actual handbooks also include a short series of sample questions and answer keys, plus some general test preparation tips.
To submit an exam request, click on the "Request for Exam" link below and follow the directions. Excerpts of PMI's Exam Preparation Handbooks can be viewed by clicking the links below.