PMI - Project Management Institute - Online proctored exams

Online proctored (OP) exams allow you to conveniently and easily take an exam in the comfort of your home or office while being monitored by an offsite proctor. All communication with the proctor is done in English.

Watch to learn more about CAPM’s OP candidate experience:

Getting Started

It is important to review the following steps to determine whether OP is appropriate for you. Online proctored exams have specific technical, system, environment, and testing protocol requirements which must be met to successfully take an exam. Review them before you register for your exam to make sure your system is ready when the actual exam time comes.

Important: Please review the minimum system requirements and run system test and exam simulation before registering for the exam. If you register for an online proctored exam and your computer equipment does not meet the requirements, you are unlikely to receive a refund. If your computer does not meet these requirements, please register to take the exam at a test center.


Step 1. Run system test and exam simulation

Download and run the system test from the same computer and location you will be testing from. The system test will simulate the exam experience and verify whether your system can run the online proctored software. The test includes a webcam, microphone and internet connection check. You will also take a one question exam that will test the secured browser connection. Note that the secured browser will take up your whole screen. This process will take approximately 5 minutes.

Simulate the Exam Experience

Step 2. Review policies and procedures

To maintain the integrity of proctored exams in an online proctored setting, specific policies, practices, and procedures must be followed. Go through the policies and procedures to make sure you understand what you can do and cannot do while taking an online proctored exam.

 
 
 

Step 3. Verify system requirements

Verify whether the computer being used for the online proctored exams passes the following minimum system requirements.


If you are ready to take an online proctored exam, start by scheduling your exam. Note, you will be taken to the PMI - Project Management Institute website to browse the exam catalog to register for your exam.

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Last updated 2018-07-25