A Guide to Taking PMI-ACP Exam Online

The PMI-ACP® Exam is now available via online means in addition to the usual Pearson VUE exam centers. This essentially means that Aspirants can now study, prepare, schedule and take the PMI-ACP® Exam purely online without the need to commute to the exam centers.

Currently, PMI allows candidates sitting for the PMP, CAPM® and PMI-ACP® exams to take the exams online.

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Points to Note for Taking PMI-ACP® Exam Online


  • a reasonably fast computer with a webcam
    • Windows 10
    • Windows 8.1
    • Mac OS 10.13 and above
    • Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 7 are NOT eligible
    • 4 GB RAM or more
    • Internet browser: Microsoft Edge, Safari, Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer 11
    • Webcam with a minimum resolution of 640×480 @ 10 fps
    • Loudspeaker(s) and a microphone
  • a reliable internet connection (a minimum speed of 1 Mbps down/up is required)
  • a quiet space you can use for at least 4 hours 


  • The PMI-ACP® Certification achieved through the online exam means is identical to the one achieved through taking exams in an exam centre.
  • The exam questions and the level of difficulty are identical to the ones taking in exam centers.
  • You still need to present valid identification documents (i.e. photo ids, credit cards, driving licenses, etc.) before taking the exam.
  • You are now allowed to use your mobile phone during the exam.
  • You are not allowed to talk with other people during the exam.
  • You are not allowed to use the internet for browsing or chatting during the exam – it is locked down by the exam proctor.
  • You are not allowed to put any study notes, textbooks or paper on the table.
  • You will get your exam results immediately after submitting the exam answers. If you get a pass, you will immediately become a PMI-ACP®!

Getting PMI-ACP® Certified Via Purely Online Means

  1. Getting the 21 Contact Hours via Online PMI-ACP® Exam Prep Course
  2. Apply for the PMI-ACP® Exam online
  3. Practise Mock PMI-ACP® Exam questions online
  4. Schedule the PMI-ACP® Exam timeslot online
  5. Take and pass the PMI-ACP® Exam online

Tips: In order to be fully confident that your equipment meets the requirements for an online proctored PMI-ACP® exam, you are advised to run a system test and exam simulation before scheduling for the exam.

For more information, please refer to the PMI webpage:

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Edward Chung

Edward Chung aspires to become a full-stack web developer and project manager. In the quest to become a more competent professional, Edward studied for and passed the PMP Certification, ITIL v3 Foundation Certification, PMI-ACP Certification and Zend PHP Certification. Edward shares his certification experience and resources here in the hope of helping others who are pursuing these certification exams to achieve exam success.

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