Ok, so I tried to schedule some participants for the PMP Paper based test (PBT) in Lagos Nigeria. I discovered that the PMI has updated their website www.pmi.org. The Site does not have option for Paper Based Test in Nigeria as was obtainable earlier. Initially I felt it maybe a bug or a glitch on the pmi website.
After a few days I tried again and the same issue persisted. So I did a mail to PMI support. They responded with the following message;
"We have a good news for you: Computer-Based Testing will be available in Lagos, Nigeria by the end of this month (July). This means that candidates will now be able to sit for Computer Based Testing instead of Paper-Based Testing. All Paper-Based testing events will be cancelled".
Note that Prometric provides Tests for over 150 different exams. In a bid to be sure of the information I got from the PMI, I contacted IIBA, the institute responsible for Business Analysis certification (CCBA and CBAP) which is yet another exam organised by Prometric. Below is the email I sent to them.
IIBA responded with the following message below;
On visiting the Prometric Contact page, I couldn't get an email address so I called the phone number provided. Unfortunately, the Customer Care person that answered couldn't provide me with concrete information about when and where they would be opening in Nigeria.
Don't let that bother you though as some Customer care executives may not have certain information at one time or the other. For the PMI and IIBA to confirm the availability of the CBT in Nigeria either this month or start of next month, suggests that talks have almost reached a concluding stage.
I will keep you posted with what to expect in the Part 2 of this series. Please drop your comments and questions. I will be glad to answer them.