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.


About Kevin Archbold

Kevin Archbold, PMP, PMI-SP, has over 30 years of project management experience with large and small organizations in a variety of industries, including automotive, nuclear, telecommunications, trucking, IT, recruiting, mining, construction, and government. Kevin has presented at local and national levels within the Project Management Institute (PMI), is the winner of a local chapter PMI Project of the Year Award, and is the current president of a PMI Chapter.

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