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PMP® Test Accommodations

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Individuals who would like to receive accommodations on the PMP examination can do so by requesting them when they apply to take the exam. This process is covered in greater detail in this article.

Requesting Accommodations for the PMP Examination

In order to earn the certification of Project Management Professional (PMP), individuals are required to take the PMP exam administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Test-takers who require testing accommodations because they have a disability or some other type of condition can request them by following the instructions given by PMI.

If you require accommodations for the PMP exam, you must make your request known during the initial application process, as it is not possible for you to request accommodations once your exam has been scheduled. If applying online, you can request accommodations during the payment process. Applicants who submit their material via mail can include accommodations requests with their paper application.

After submitting an accommodations request, you must then submit the necessary medical documentation either via email or fax. These documents may include results of various diagnostic tests or proof of having received testing accommodations in the past, among other options. No test-taker will receive accommodations without having submitted satisfactory medical documentation.

Language Accommodations

Students who do not speak English as their native language can request a language aid to assist them while taking the PMP exam. This aid will help students make sure they understand the questions and answers during the multiple-choice portion of the exam. They will not provide assistance during the pre- or post-exam survey sections. Language aids are available for the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

If you would like the assistance of a language aid, you can request one during the application process at no additional cost. If your request for an aid is approved, you will be notified once your application has been processed.

PMP Test Preparation Tips

All individuals who plan to take the PMP examination will likely want to consider how to best prepare for the exam in order to ensure their chances of success. PMI provides future test-takers with a number of resources that may be useful when prepping for the exam, such as sample exam questions, details about the content of the exam, and information about the exam structure and design.

Additionally, some test-takers may be interested in using some type of exam preparation course or guide, like the PMP Exam Study Guide that has been created by Study.com.

This study guide can help you prepare for the PMP exam, as it is organized into five different chapters that correspond to the five major content areas that are tested on the exam itself. Each chapter is broken down into smaller lessons to help students grasp specific concepts and ideas. The lessons are delivered through a combination of both video format with the option of captioning, which may be helpful to students who have different types of learning styles, as well as text lessons. The course also allows students to track their progress using diagnostic reports that indicate strengths and weaknesses among the content areas. At the end of each lesson and chapter, students can take quizzes and tests, as well as a final course practice test that is comprehensive.

If you are interested in further study in the field of project management, you may also be interested in some of the other courses offered by Study.com. For example, students can learn about the basics of project management in this Project Management Course as another way of preparing for the exam.

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