Exam Process & Questions
You can take the exam almost any time at a local test center, once you have accomplished steps 1 and 2 below. See the details below.
1. Make sure you meet the project management experience requirement
In order to take the exam, you must first understand that there is an experience requirement. Educational requirements for each of the credentials are clearly descibed on the credential pages.
2. Complete and Submit the Exam Application Paperwork
Once you have completed the PMI Exam Application Package - which can be accessed and printed from the PMI Global website - PMI will review the application. If they approve the application, they will send you paperwork with a control number and phone numbers to call to schedule your exam. At that point, YOU CAN SCHEDULE AND TAKE THE EXAM ANY TIME.
3. Schedule the Exam
The only near-term constraints are your own schedule and the availability of seats at the exam center. The specific test center schedules are given below.
You have 90 days to complete your application once you have started the process.
You have 1 year from the date of application approval to take the exam. You can take the exam up to 3 times during this 1 year.
Within the Greater Dayton Area, exams are administered at the following location:
PROMETRIC TEST CENTER
2365 Dayton Xenia Road
Beavercreek, OH 45434
Prometric Site Code: 1419
To find other locations, please visit the Prometric Website.
4. Take the Exam
Exams are computer-based and multiple-choice. You have 4.5 hours to answer 200 questions. You can take the exam at your own pace. Although the questions appear in sequential order, you can mark questions that you want to answer or review later. The procedure is quite simple and straightforward, and the staff at the test centers are very helpful - they'll make sure you understand how to take the test.
You tell the computer you're done, and your score will appear within a few seconds. If you pass, the test center notifies PMI, and you receive your verification and recertification information within days.
Click here for more information on how to take the PMP exam.
Click here for more information on Obtaining Credentials from the PMI website.