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Pearson VUE to replace Prometric for all PMI exams

Pearson VUE

For the last several decades the Project Management Institute (PMI)® has been using Prometric for its exams. If you wanted to pass a PMI exam then, in most cases, you needed to do so at a Prometric testing center.

This week, PMI® announced that beginning July 1st 2019 it is moving to Pearson VUE for all its certification examinations worldwide (except for China).

PMI® Announcement

We’re moving to Pearson VUE to provide a better overall exam experience. All certification examinations worldwide (except China) will be run through Pearson VUE to provide:

  • Additional test locations: With more testing locations available, choosing a convenient test site is easier than ever.
  • Online proctoring for PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®: Candidates can now test from their home or office for increased convenience and ease-of-access. No other certifications are scheduled for online proctoring at this time.
  • Versatility to U.S. Service Members: Pearson VUE offers a global U.S. Federal and military on-base test center network in the marketplace, allowing US Service and government members to test where they serve around the world.

Starting 1 April 2019, all PMI certification exams will be available for scheduling through Pearson VUE. Testing with Pearson VUE will begin 1 July 2019. We will stop testing at Prometric for all PMI certifications on 30 June.

What this means for You as an exam taker

In short: If you are planning to take your exam on or before 2019-06-30 then you will be taking your exam at Prometric. If you are planning to take your exam on or after 2019-07-01 then you will be taking your exam at Pearson VUE.

Additionally, PMI® writes that "candidates will be guided to one of the test vendors based on the timeframe they plan to test". This means that PMI will automatically send you to the correct provider, depending on your planned examination date.

If your exam is already scheduled on or before 2019-06-30

You can keep that appointment and test as planned, regardless of the certification exam.

If your exam is already scheduled on or after 2019-07-01

For candidates in this situation, PMI writes that "we will work with Prometric and Pearson VUE to have that appointment moved to a Pearson VUE location". What will most likely happen is that PMI will reach out to youin the coming days or weeks and ask you to reschedule your exam at a Pearson VUE testing location near you.

We will continue to update this article with additional information over the coming days and weeks.

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