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Centre approval

Organisations wishing to offer this qualification must apply to the PMI for Centre Approval, unless they are already a PMI Approved Centre.

Already a PMI Approved Centre?

Complete and return the application form and fee to PMI. To add a qualification to the centre please complete the 'Add a Qualification' form.

Not a PMI Approved Centre?

It will be necessary to apply to become an approved centre - the process involves three stages:

  • A 'centre approval form' is completed and returned to PMI along with the approval fee.
  • An approval visit to the centre is carried out.
  • Once approval is agreed a PMI Approved Centre Certficate is issued and candidates can be registered for the approved qualification(s).

Centre criteria

PMI Approved Centres have to meet specified criteria, set out in the Regulation and guidance notes for centres for the qualification.

Different types of centre

Single Site Centre

This is a centre where all the candidates are at one location and is broken down into two categories:

Small centres – that have ten or fewer candidates taking the qualification.

Large centres – that have 11 or more candidates taking the qualification.

Multi site centre

If candidates are based at more than one location, it is possible to become a multi site centre. In this setup there must be a main centre contact who will be responsible for dealing with the administration of the qualification across all locations. All correspondence and examination material will be sent to the main centre contact who will be responsible for distributing it to the different locations. Each location must have a designated local contact. The alternative is to register each location as a single site centre.

Further information on multi site centres


Apply to become a PMI Approved Centre: £500.

Add a qualification to an existing PMI Approved Centre: £300 (per qualification.)

A full breakdown of fees can be found on our fees and forms page.

Malpractice and Maladministration Policy

PMI has a responsibility to have in place policies and procedures to prevent malpractice and/or maladministration in the development, delivery and award of its qualifications.  PMI is applying this policy to ALL of its qualifications whether they are regulated or not.

This policy is aimed at PMI’s customers, including candidates taking our qualifications and centres delivering, awarding and accommodating the assessment of PMI examinations and/or workbased assessments within or outside the UK.



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