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Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI) delivers full suite of certification exams in over 5,000 locations through expanded testing agreement with Pearson VUE

Philadelphia, PA, 23 April 2019 – Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI), the leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project management profession, and Pearson VUE, a global leader in the computer-based testing industry, have announced an expanded, multi-year agreement that will offer more testing options for candidates looking to earn PMI certifications at all stages of their career. The new agreement will offer candidates access to even more PMI certification tests as well as more flexibility in their testing location options thanks to Pearson VUE’s global network of testing centers and online proctoring solutions.

Beginning July 1, 2019, seven additional PMI programs, including the Project Management Professional (PMP)® – renowned as the global gold standard for project management professionals – will become available to professionals around the globe through Pearson VUE’s network of more than 5,600 highly secure test centers, including locations on military bases. Certain exams, like the Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP), one of PMI’s fastest-growing certifications, will also be offered via an online proctoring solution that allows test-takers to sit for an exam at their home, school, company, or other suitable testing location. PMI has been offering its associate level certification, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® through Pearson VUE’s online remote proctoring capability since 2017.

“At PMI, we are committed to providing opportunities for project management professionals around the world to obtain the certifications necessary to excel and advance their careers,” said Michael DePrisco, vice president, global solutions at Project Management Institute, Inc. “We understand that PMI members are busy working professionals and this expanded partnership will make testing for PMI certifications more accessible by giving candidates more options on where they get certified. By unlocking access to Pearson VUE’s expansive network of testing sites and online proctoring capabilities, we hope to make the test-taking experience more convenient and enhance the overall certification process.”

“Without exception, PMI’s standards for project, program, and portfolio management are the most widely recognized in the profession, and we’re delighted to further serve PMI’s project management community,” said Bob Whelan, president of Pearson Assessments. “With our expanded partnership, we look forward to delivering project management professionals an all-around better exam experience while helping PMI achieve their strategic vision to advance the project management profession globally through our expansive test delivery channels.”  

This most recent agreement adds global delivery of the following PMI certification exams: Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP)®, Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)®, Program Management Professional (PgMP)®, Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)®, Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®, and Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®

About Project Management Institute (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. We advance careers, improve organizational success and further mature the project management profession through globally-recognized standards, certifications, communities, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses and networking opportunities. As part of the PMI family, creates online global communities that deliver more resources, better tools, larger networks and broader perspectives.

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About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE has been a pioneer in the computer-based testing industry for decades, delivering more than 15 million certification and licensure exams annually in every industry from academia and admissions to IT and healthcare. We are the global leaders in developing and delivering high-stakes exams via the world's most comprehensive network of nearly 20,000 highly secure test centers in 180 countries. Our leadership in the assessment industry is a result of our collaborative partnerships with a broad range of clients, from leading technology firms to government and regulatory agencies. For more information, please visit

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