Language Aids for PMP Exam


PMI’s credential examinations are administered in English. During the application process candidates have the option of selecting an accompanying language aid. If you want a language aid, you need to indicate your preference as part of the payment process (if you submit your application online) or as part of the application process (if you submit a paper application). When a language aid is selected, you are given the option to view your exam in both English and your preferred second language.  (My understanding is that this is normally done via a split screen, and that while the questions will be provided in the second language, the answers may only be available in English.)

For the Project Management Professional (PMP) ® and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) ® exams, the following second languages are available:

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

Language aids are not currently available for the Program Management Professional (PgMP) ®, PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) ®, the PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) ® credential, or the Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)sm examinations. However, language aids are available at all testing centers.

Once the examination is scheduled, you should review the confirmation notice to verify that your request for a language aid has been processed. If you had selected a language aid, and the confirmation notice makes no indication, contact customercare@pmi.org.

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