Last updated: April 11, 2021
Who are we?
PM4NGOs (https://www.pm4ngos.org) is an international NGO that works to promote and sustain project management in international development. PM4NGOs has devised online examinations for its certifications. These are hosted by a US vendor, Questionmark Corporation (https://www.questionmark.com) which provides an Exams Portal for PM4NGOs.
PM4NGOs runs two types of certification exam, Foundation and Practitioner. The Foundation exam consists of multiple-choice questions to be answered in a set time. The Practitioner exam consists of downloading an Activity Log and completing a number of activities over a set period which are recorded in the Activity Log and submitted for assessment. For more details see the Exams Guidance at https://www.pm4ngos.org/pmd-pro-exam-system/.
Successful candidates will receive a a certificate in digital format and a digital badge, issued electronically by a third-party supplier. Candidates who misuse their certificates or digital badges will have them withdrawn.
These Exams are PM4NGOs’ confidential information and are protected by intellectual property laws. They are made available to you solely for the purpose of demonstrating competency in the content area referenced in the title of this Exam.
When registering and creating a profile on the Exam Portal, candidates are responsible for providing accurate information and keeping their password and username safe. PM4NGOs will not be liable for any loss or damage that candidates may incur as a result of someone else using a candidate’s login without their knowledge.
Candidates should be over 18 to use the PM4NGOs Exam Portal.
When purchasing an exam, Candidates are required to upload photo identification such as a scan of their Passport when requested.
The candidate documentation will be saved at the PM4NGOs exams platform for the required period of assessing and validating the exam. Once the exam is finalized and approved, the documentation shall be deleted from PM4NGOs system within 30 days.
Candidates who wish to register for a Practitioner Exam must be able to show that they have achieved the Foundation qualification by uploading their Foundation certificate when requested.
Exam security and integrity
Examples of misconduct or misuse of the on-line Exam and the Practitioner’s Activity Log include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Using unauthorized materials during the Exam;
- Disseminating actual Exam content;
- Modifying or altering the original results or score report for an Exam, or any other exam records;
- Fraudulently impersonating another to gain access to the Exam;
- Providing or accepting improper assistance;
- Copying, publishing, disclosing, transmitting, selling, offering to sell, posting, downloading, distributing in any way, or otherwise transferring, modifying, making derivative works of, reverse engineering, decompiling, disassembling or translating any Exam in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, verbal or written, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose;
- Using the Exam content in any manner that violates applicable law.
PM4NGOs has the final decision over which candidates pass and which fail its exams.
Each exam purchase allows the candidate for a single attempt. If the candidate does not pass and he/she wants to attempt another time, a new exam purchase is required.
PM4NGOs has a formal appeal process by which registered candidates can appeal against a certification decision. This process can be viewed on the website at https://www.pm4ngos.org/pm4ngos-policies/. Appeals should be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org within six months of the certification decision detailing the mitigating circumstances or clear evidence of procedural irregularity. Note that disagreement with the exam result for multiple choice papers does not give grounds for appeal.
Exam retakes are charged at the full fee unless an appeal is successful (see above).
Candidates who have used PM4NGOs’ ecommerce partner’s site (2checkout) to make a purchase and require a refund for an unused exam, can make a request on the ecommerce site itself using the “Refund” button. This refund will not be instant as PM4NGOs will need to check that the exam has not been used and approve the refund request. Refunds must be requested within 12 months of the purchase.
Important privacy notice
PM4NGOs is a non-profit 501-C3 company registered in the USA (public, society benefit category) at 4582 Heil Ave. #1 Huntington Beach, CA 92649, USA*
Telephone: +1 (514) 573-6273 used for receiving phone calls, WhatsApp, and Telegram.
* PM4NGOs is relocating to 306 S. Wayne St, Unit E, Arlington, VA 22204, USA, date to be advised