Before Your Certification Exam

When you have purchased your exam voucher and scheduled a date and time for your certification exam, it’s time to prepare for your online certification exam through Pearson OnVUE.

Make sure that you prepare for your exam using study materials or classroom training, which will not only help you acquire and confirm the knowledge you need to pass the exam, but also provide you with more confidence, giving you the best chance at being successful.

Make sure that you:

  • Download the certification handbook (CMCO/CMCP).
  • Use study materials such as online training.
  • Keep your training materials organized.

Run a system test by clicking here using the same computer and network that you will use to take your exam.  The system test will take approx. 10 minutes.  You will be required to take photos of yourself and your private workspace.  To avoid delays in starting and completing your exam, complete the system test prior to the start of your scheduled time.

The Day of Your Certification Exam

When it is exam day, simply log into your account to begin.  You will download the OnVUE application.  OnVUE will then prompt you to take photos of the following with your smartphone:

  • Headshot
  • Government-issued ID
  • Testing environment

For your exam, you need to:

  • Prepare your workspace. You will need to place all books and writing materials out of reach, disconnect additional computer equipment (e.g., peripherals), and remove any writing from your walls (e.g., whiteboards).
  • You will also need two forms of identification ID and a phone, all of which must be placed out of reach after checking in.

During the Exam

Expect to be answering various type of questions, including, but not limited to:

  • Multiple choice
  • Multiple response
  • Fill in the blank
  • Drag and drop

Prior to starting your exam, you’ll learn how much time you have to complete the test and what score you’ll need to achieve to pass your exam.

After the Exam

You will receive a test score immediately following the exam and learn whether you have passed. In case you did not pass, don’t give up! Identify the knowledge areas that need improvement, consider an online refresher course for CMCO, or our CMCP Primer E-Book and retake the exam. Remember that we also offer certification bundles that include certification retakes.


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