This page provides you the guidance to purchase and take your DPro exam, review past exams results, and download your certificate(s). Scroll down to review the most frequently asked questions.

Download the Exams Guidance (PDF)

Welcome and instructions video.

Click here to access the PM4NGOs Exams Platform

New Exam System - are there any differences?

Questions of all DPro exams (Project DPro, Program DPro, and FMD Pro) content and format remain the same. There are new design options on some questions (e.g.: fill a blank, put in the right sequence/order), but the content is the same as previous exams.

We recommend that you take a Sample Exam even if you have already taken previously.

Exam prices are the same as previous exams. You can check pricing options and categories by visiting the certification page of each methodology (our website main menu on the top).

If you decide to take the exam by yourself (without live support), you do not need to appoint an invigilator.

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PM4NGOs team will verify your identification before the exam and review the recorded data and information of your exam afterwards.

Please note that PM4NGOs does not provide live support or invigilation.  Our team is not available 24/7 to provide live support to exams. Our response to candidate’s inquiries might take 1-2 days, depending on the time zone or day (working days, weekends, holidays).

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If you need support for your exam, please contact one of our training partners.

No. Once your profile is approved at the PM4NGOs Exam System (by providing a photo ID), you will be able to purchase and take your exam at the most appropriate date and time for you. You must send an email to our team to inform the date/time you are planning to take the exam. If you need to change the informed date, please just send another message to our team.

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Note: PM4NGOs  does not provide live support for exams. The date/time you inform is for our internal control and processes.

If you need live support, we recommend that you contact one of our Training Partners and check if they provide this service.

All exams purchased before June 15 will be transferred to the new system. Unfortunately, this process is not automatic. Please send your exam receipts to exams@pm4ngos.org

What are the requirements and prerequisites?

Foundation level: there are no professional or knowledge prerequisites to take the Project DPro Foundation exam. They are available for anyone regardless if you are a student, a professional at the beginning of your career, an experienced project manager, or just someone looking for additional skills and knowledge for your work.

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Practitioner level: in order to becoming a Project DPro Practitioner, the candidate must first achieve the Project DPro Foundation. Other certifications are not accepted to replace the Project DPro Foundation.

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FMD Pro and Program DPro: at the foundation level, there are no professional or knowledge prerequisites. However, we strongly recommend that you take the Project DPro Foundation first, as it presents most of the standard tools and techniques used by other best practices.

Ensure the following are functional and that you have the knowledge to use (or have appropriate IT support):

  • A browser with pop-up blocker disabled
  • Internet speed must be at least 2 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload

If you will receive live support from a trainer or invigilator:

  • Zoom or other live communication software (confirm it with your trainer/invigilator)
  • A built-in or external webcam and microphone

Click here to test real-time communication components and bandwidth

The following web browsers are supported:

  • Chrome (recommended)
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Safari

Notes:

  • Due to the frequent release schedule of these browsers, full support of new versions cannot be guaranteed. We make every effort to support the latest versions of these browsers as they are released.
  • Mobile support for participant reports is limited at this time.

We strongly recommend to take the exam using a desktop or laptop browser. Many devices have cookies, cache, and security settings that might interfere on the exam system. Devices settings might prevent the exam to save questions already answered. This means that if you lose Internet connection or close the mobile browser, you might lose all questions already answered - or even lose the exam.

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In addition to the risk of your mobile settings preventing affecting the exam saving and resuming, some features available for mobile assessments differ when using a desktop browser. For example:

  • Reporting at the end of an assessment is not possible because mobile devices cannot display the Coaching report
  • Some questions might not properly work on mobile devices (depending on your mobile settings
  • If you have live support from a trainer or invigilator, it might be challenging alternating between the exam and the chat/call with the invigilator
  • Because there are countless device brands and models, mobile operating systems, mobile security apps, anti virus, and possible combination of features, it is not possible to create a list of requirements or recommendations for taking the exam using a mobile. 

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If your only option is to take the exam using a mobile or tablet, please see below the kinds of mobile devices that are supported:

  • Apple iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch)
  • Android 2.3+ devices (phones and tablets)

How can I prepare for my exam?

You can download the Project DPro, Program DPro, and FMD Pro guides free of costs and explore other materials and content at the PM4NGOs website.

If you would like to take a training course, check the Training Partners directory. You can also check our events.

Yes! We recommend that you practice the certification exam and try out its questions (similar questions - not the same). You will be able to assess your knowledge before taking the real exam. You can access the practice exams by clicking here.

How do I purchase an exam?

  • You can purchase your exam at the PM4NGOs Exams Platform. In order to purchase your exam, it is required that you have a profile at the Exam System. 
  • If you already have a profile, log in by entering your username and password, click “Buy Exam” and follow the purchasing instructions.

If this is your first time purchasing a DPro exam:

  • Click on “Create new account”, enter a username, password, and your name. Then, click the green button “Create new account”
  • You will receive an email that will request an ID confirmation. 
  • Follow the instruction in the email that you will receive.
  • Once you are logged in, you can click “Buy Exam” and follow the purchasing  instructions.
  • Use the Exams Guidance (PDF) to follow the purchasing process step by step.

Important note

  • Each candidate must purchase its own exam. 
  • The person who purchases the exam is the individual who must take it. 
  • If you have a colleague who also wants to purchase an exam you cannot purchase on his/her behalf.

  • No - not directly on our exam portal! Each candidate must purchase its own exam. The person who purchases the exam is the individual who must take it. If you have a colleague who also wants to purchase an exam you cannot purchase on his/her behalf.
  • If you purchase more than one exam,  you will not be able to transfer and a request for refund will be necessary, following the 2CheckOut (payment system) time and requirements.
  • If you would like to purchase multiple exams for a group or organization, contact our team and share the details of your need.

The Foundation exams have different pricing depending on your actual job or working status. Use the interactive survey below to verify which price you must select when purchasing an exam:

  • To use a voucher to purchase your exam, you must follow the same steps of a regular purchase, except for the payment one.
  • Once you have added your exam to the cart and reached the checkout step, you must enter your voucher code at the appropriate field and click "Add Voucher". The voucher discount will be applied to your cart.
  • Use the Exams Guidance (PDF) to follow the purchasing process step by step.

  • You can try the exam as many times as you want. However, each purchased exam grants one attempt only.
  • If you would like to try it again, you need to purchase a new exam.

  • Exams are refundable before you take them. If you have already taken the exam it cannot be refunded.
  • If you have purchased an exam and you would like to cancel it, send your request to exams@pm4ngos.org.

What is the exam duration and format?

Foundation exams are composed by 75 questions that can be:

  • Multiple choice: 1 correct answer
  • Multiple choice: 2+ correct
  • Fill a blank (select)
  • Rank or put in the right sequence
  • In order to successfully pass the exam you need 49 correct marks (out of 75 available) - 65%.
  • The exam duration is 3h (180 minutes).

The exam is closed book.

Badges and Certificates

  • Exam results and certificate (for successful candidates) are available immediately after you finish your exam.
  • To review the results of you past exams and download the certificate of the ones you have successfully passed, log in to your profile entering your username and password. After logging in, access the option “My Results”.
  • If you do not remember your login credentials, please use the option "Request New Password" page to reset your password. 

Once you successfully pass the DPro Exam, you will receive a message from our Exam System with a link to apply for your badge.

You can also apply for your badge by clicking the following links:

Project DPro Foundation 
Project DPro Practitioner 
Program DPro 
FMD Pro

Please note that you should enter the same name and email used on the Exam System. You will also be requested to upload your certificate.

Due to privacy policies, we do not transfer your information and certificate across platforms. This is the reason why we ask you to apply for your badge.

No. Your APMG certificate will remain valid and recognized by PM4NGOS, our Partners, and all organizations that have adopted Project DPro and our methodologies. If you would like to request an update on your certificate for the new design, send a digital copy of your certificate to exams@pm4ngos.org. Due to the large volume of request, it might take 7+ days to send you the updated certificate.

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Note: You can request your PMD Pro Level 1, FMD Pro, or Program DPro certificate re-issuing. PMD Pro Level 2 certificates can no longer be re-issued as Project DPro Practitioner. Exceptions may apply. 

Didn't you find the answer to your question?

Please do not hesitate to contact our team at exams@pm4ngos.org if you have any further question.

Remember to read the Individual Candidates Guidance – see the top of this page – and watch the guidance video, also available at this page.