Here are PMI-ACP Certification FAQs below to help you get started:
PMI Agile Certification Requirements
In order to apply for the PMI-ACP, you must meet the following requirements:
|General Project Experience|
|Agile Project Experience|
|Training in Agile Practices|
- Cost for PMI members is $435.
- Cost for nonmembers is $495.
The cost for PMI membership is $129/year, plus a $10 application fee. Membership in a local PMI chapter is an additional fee which varies by chapter. Check the PMI website, www.pmi.org, for the chapter fees.
The exact amount of time varies depending on individual learning styles and comfort level. Generally students should expect to spend around 10-20 hours studying in addition to the time spent in the PMI-ACP Certification Exam Prep Boot Camp class.
We provide complete course materials to our PMI-ACP Certification Preparation students. We provide hundreds of pages of useful information, study aids, and references, students in our classes also receive simulated PMI-ACP practice exams with over 200 practice test questions. Students are encouraged to purchase the current edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge®, and the Agile Practice Guide available at the PMI Bookstore or other retailers. PMI Members have access to a free e-copy of the PMBOK® Guide online that may be downloaded.
Sample exam questions and suggested reading are also available on the PMI web site.
The PMI-ACP examination is comprised of 100 mutually-exclusive, four-option, multiple-choice questions.
Candidates must complete an application. Candidates are encouraged to apply online at pmi.org. Once started, the application may not be cancelled but may be saved unfinished. It will remain open for 90 days.
Online applications are typically processed within five business days. Individual applications submitted by mail take approximately 10 business days. Corporate applications submitted by mail take 20 business days.
Once the application and fee have been processed, PMI will electronically send the Examination Scheduling Instructions, confirming that the applicant is eligible to take the exam.
Eligibility is good for one year from the day that the application was approved. The exam may be taken three times within the eligibility period should applicants not pass on the first attempt.
Once eligible to take the exam, the examination scheduling instructions received from PMI will instruct the applicant to contact Prometric at www.prometric.com to select a date and location for taking the exam. The PMI-ACP exam is a computer-based exam and may be scheduled by applicants at any time available at any of the Prometric sites.
Information about site locations and scheduling may be found at Prometric’s website. Select the “Professional Licensure and Certification” for test type and “Project Management Institute” for testing program.
You may reschedule or cancel your exam if done at least two full days prior to your exam date. However, canceling or rescheduling the exam within 30 days of a scheduled exam date will incur a rescheduling fee. Be sure to confirm the cancellation/rescheduling guidelines with Prometric when scheduling the exam.
Candidates who do not pass the exam may retake the exam two more times for a total of three times within one year of application approval. If candidates are not able to pass the PMI-ACP certification exam within their one-year eligibility period, they must wait one year from the date of the last attempt to reapply for the PMI-ACP credential. Applicants who chose to apply for a different PMI credential, such as the CAPM, may do so at any time.
We are committed to helping you pass the PMI-ACP Certification exam the first time. If you take one of our public PMI-ACP Certification Prep classes and don’t pass the exam, or if you were unable to take the exam after attending a class for some reason and need to retake the class as a refresher, you may register for an upcoming public PMI-ACP Certification Prep class free of charge. If you wish to take the class again because you did not pas the exam, we will first review your exam results and to to determine if tutoring is a better option for you.
Students retaking the class must bring their original course materials. If you have lost your course materials, or if the course version has changed since you last took the class, you can purchase new course materials for only $150.
- Cost for PMI members, $150.
- Cost for nonmembers, $200.
If you follow our instructions, and attend all days of class, We Guarantee you will pass your exam. Simple, straightforward, no hoops to jump through. If you fail the exam 3 times, we will refund your tuition.