Management Systems FAQs

How do I register for an exam?
Exams of all levels are available through PEOPLECERT Group’s global network of Accredited Training Organizations.
Foundation exams are also available through:
  • PEOPLECERT’s web proctoring service, which allows you to take your online exam anywhere.
  • the global network of PEARSON VUE, at test centers in more than 165 countries, where  you can book you test in advance or on the day of the exam, subject to availability and
  • PEOPLECERT Approved Examination Centers
To search for an exam location in your area, please click here
What are the fees for the Management Systems exams?

Exam fees may vary from country to country. To find out how much a Foundation exam costs in your area, you can

  • create a profile  with PEOPLECERT for web proctored exam and select the exam of your choice. You will find out the fee that applies per exam. Simply, fast, reliably.
  • search for your nearest examination center, by visiting  PEARSON VUE and clicking on the “Schedule Online” button. If you are a new user, it takes less than one minute to create a profile.  If you have already registered, simply enter your username and password. If you need further information on the registration, you can find an online step by step guide on PEARSON VUE.

Once registered, you can search for an Examination centre in your area by clicking on the ‘Locate a Test Center’ button, choose a time of your convenience for your exam and find out what the exam will cost. Simply, fast, reliably.

  • inquire at a Training Organization or Exam Center of your choice.

For exams of any other level , please contact your Accredited Training Organization.

Where can I find an Accredited Training Provider?

Please click here  to locate your nearest Accredited Training Provider or Approved Examination Center.

When do I receive my certificate?

If you have taken a PEOPLECERT web proctored exam, your certificate will be mailed two business days after the day of the exam. Otherwise please contact your examination center for the receipt of your certificate.

What do I do if I lost my certificate?
Please contact us at and we will reissue your certificate. Please note that there is a charge fee for this service.
What do I do if I never received my certificate?
Please contact us at and we will reissue your certificate.
Which exams are available online?
All exams are available in either web based or paper based format.
Where can I find sample exams?

Click here to see sample exams.

Are the exam questions multiple choice, essay style or both?
All questions are multiple choice. Professional level exams may include a number of multiple choice questions based on case studies.
When will I receive the mark from my exam?

For web based exams, results are immediate, subject to final verification from PEOPLECERT. For paper based exams, results are sent within 3 days upon receipt of the exam papers.

I am visually impaired. Can I still take a PEOPLECERT exam?
Yes you can. Our system supports the Automated Test evaluation facility which enables visually impaired candidates to take the exam.
Do I need to go through training to sit for an exam?

Apart from the Foundation level, all levels of the PEOPLECERT Professional Certifications in Management Systems scheme require completion of an accredited training course.

To search for a PEOPLECERT Accredited Training Organization please click here

How long is the exam?

Foundation exam duration is 60 minutes (with an an extra 15 min. allowance for non-native speakers).

Professional exam duration is 90 minutes (with an extra 30 min. allowance for non-native speakers).

Auditor and Consultant exam duration is 60 minutes (with an extra 15 min. allowance for non-native speakers).

The Personal Attribute Assessment Test duration is 35 min (with an extra 10 min, allowance for non-native speakers).

Do I need to renew my certifcation? If so, how often?
Foundation certification does not need to be renewed.
Professional certification does not need to be renewed, unless you are applying for Consultant or Auditor certification and your Professional certificate is more than 3 years old.
Auditor and Consultant certification is subject to annual surveillance and renewal every 3 years. For detailed information please refer to the Candidate Certification Guide.