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Project Management Institute, Inc. enters agreement with Pearson VUE to increase certification exam access

MINNESOTA, MN, Aug. 16 – Pearson VUE has entered into an agreement to provide computer-based-testing (CBT) delivery services for Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI) the leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project management profession.

PMI offers a comprehensive certification suite for practitioners with different levels of education and experience. PMI’s associate level certification, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®, will be available throughout Pearson VUE’s global network of over 5,000 test centers and also via Pearson VUE’s online proctoring solution which allows test takers to sit for an exam at their home, school, company or other suitable testing location.

PMI has also recently decided to issue digital badges to future and existing PMI certification-holders leveraging Pearson VUE’s Acclaim digital badging platform. Badges issued through Acclaim can be shared via popular networking sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, over email and other online destinations. They can be verified by clicking on the badge. Each badge includes metadata that shows who earned the credential, what was accomplished, and the organization that issued the badge. This portability and transparency make it easy for individuals to represent online their full range of abilities to academic institutions, employers and industry peers.

“We are proud to enter into both of these agreements with the Project Management Institute. Project management professionals taking the CAPM will experience greatly increased access whether scheduling their exam in a test center or via online proctoring,” said Bob Whelan, president of Pearson Assessments. “Paired with Acclaim digital badging, PMI’s certificants will benefit not only from Pearson VUE’s test delivery service levels but will also be able to promote themselves to employers.”

About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE ( is the global leader in computer-based testing for high-stakes certification and licensure exams in the healthcare, finance, information technology, academic and admissions markets. We offer a full suite of services to develop, manage, deliver and grow test programmes for over 450 clients via the world’s most comprehensive network of highly secure test centers in 180 countries, and through online solutions. Pearson VUE owns Certiport, the global leader in foundational IT certification solutions, and is a business of the world's leading learning company Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON).

About PMI
Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world's leading association for those who consider project, program or portfolio management their profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than three million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. It advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the project management profession through globally-recognized standards, certifications, communities, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses and networking opportunities. Visit them at, and on Twitter @PMInstitute.

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