How do online exams work?

1. Can I perform the exam fully online?


We offer examination and certification services for selected ECQA job roles (Business Process Manager, EU Project Manager, Social Responsibility Manager, Sustainability Manager).

Exams can be performed completely online from any location in the world from your office or home. We are using remote proctoring services from our partner Proctorio.

We are using remote invigilation/proctoring to ensure the identity of the test taker and to prevent exam breaches.

Remote proctoring includes:

  • person identification and room scan using your computer webcam

  • exam recording (desktop, webcam and microphone)

  • checking and reporting any breaches of exam rules.

Multiple-choice exams are delivered using the ECQA exam system:

2. What are the prerequisites for the online exam?

The prerequisite for taking an online exam is a completed ECQA course. You need to complete all assignments.

Technical requirements

Any computer (Windows, Mac) with a webcam, microphone and the latest webcam drivers.

Please check the minimum system requirements at least one week before the exam.

3. What kind of certificate will I get after completing an online course?

When you finish all learning modules, short tests and assignments within the online course, you will receive a certificate of attendance.

The certificate is automatically issued by BICERO / e-learning system.

4. What kind of certificate will I get after passing the ECQA exam?

If you want to obtain an EU-recognised certificate issued by ECQA (, you have to take the ECQA exam.

The certificate is active for two years from the date of issuance.

Renewal (every 2 years after 2022) or re-certification (every 7 years after 2022) is possible.

5. Can I add certificate to my LinkedIn profile?

If you want to add your new credential to your LinkedIn profile click on the button below and insert the following information:

Name: ECQA Certified EU Project Manager

Issuing organization: ECQA

Insert: issue date and expiration date

Credential ID: <you can find it in the upper right corner of your certificate>

6. What is the procedure for the examination?

Before the exam

  1. You can choose any date which fits your schedule. Please register at least seven days before the exam date.

  2. Before the exam, check the minimum system requirements.

On the exam day

  1. Enter the exam through the link you received in your email.

  2. Answer multiple-choice questions (120 minutes).

  3. Submit the exam and close the browser window.

After the exam

  1. Check your result (in 24 hours).

  2. (If successful.) Receive the .pdf certificate (in 2 weeks).

  3. Use your newly acquired knowledge!

7. What if I fail the exam?

The exam must be passed with a score >= 50%.

The price of each re-taking the exam is 196€.

8. Is there a deadline for the exam?

No. Nevertheless, we suggest that you apply for the exam within 10 days after finishing the online course, when the knowledge is still fresh in your mind.

9. How do I apply for the exam?