The Project Management Institute® is now allowing the PMP exam to be taken online. You can register for the online exam here.
This means you can take the test, using a webcam, anywhere you have a quiet place and good internet.
An exam proctor (person) will be watching you the entire time, and you will also see a picture of your webcam in the top center of the screen. Some students say this takes a few minutes to adjust to.
Be aware the exam online exam is divided into two half’s of 100 questions each. Once you finish one half you can’t go back and change any answers. This is to allow a bio break halfway through the exam.
Also, no paper/pen/pencils are allowed. You are given an on-screen whiteboard drawing tool which is not too easy to use, our students have reported. It’s definitely more convenient, but if a PearsonVue test center is nearby, and will provide you with paper/pencil, that still may be a better option.