All you need to know to get your PMI-ACP® certification.

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What is the PMI-ACP certification?

The PMI-ACP certification recognizes the knowledge and application of agile principles and approaches to projects.

It empowers project leaders from all industries to leverage agile techniques to lead their teams on projects that deliver value to their organization.

What skills does the PMI-ACP certification cover?

The PMI-ACP certification tests your knowledge and skill of using effective agile project management including:

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Agile Principles and Mindset

Core principles and values that guide all agile practices as well as an understanding of what it means to have an agile mindset.

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Agile Approaches

The knowledge and understanding of agile methodologies such as:

  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • Lean
  • Extreme programming (XP)
  • Test-driven development (TDD)
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Agile Project Management

The knowledge of core agile concepts including:

  • Value-driven delivery
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Team performance
  • Sizing, estimation, problem solving and continuous improvement

PMI-ACP certification exam details

The PMI-ACP certification tests your knowledge and expertise using agile project management principles and practices on projects, while demonstrating versatility using agile tools and techniques.  The test lasts 3 hours. Specific details include:

Exam Questions

The computer-based exam is 120 multiple choice questions.

Test questions are broken out by 7 domains including:

  • Agile mindset + principles 
  • Value driven delivery
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Team performance
  • And more…..

Take the Exam

The PMI-ACP exam is overseen by a proctor, which means you will be timed and observed during the exam.

Visit the PMI website to find a PMI-approved testing center or schedule an online proctored exam.

Why Get Certified

The PMI-ACP certification validates your agile experience and knowledge of agile project leadership.  Other benefits include:

  • In-demand skillset and job opportunities
  • Basis for better salary and benefits
  • Global recognition of agile project management proficiency
  • Deliver organizational benefits and value
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How to prepare for your

PMI-ACP certification

1. Confirm your eligibility

To qualify to take the PMI-ACP exam, you must meet these criteria.

  • A two-year degree, a high school diploma or GED
  • 12 months of general project experience in the last 5 years
  • 8 months of agile project experience in the last 3 years
  • 21 hours of agile training. Meet the training requirement by taking a PMI-ACP online instructor-led class or on demand prep course.

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2. Get trained, prepare to pass!

Take a PMI-ACP class or use our self-study materials to prepare for the exam.

Receive 21 hours required by PMI when you take our live virtual and on demand prep courses.

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3. Gather your information

Document your general and agile project management experience and education.

  • Where you worked, roles & responsibilities

  • Length of time on general project teams

  • Time working on agile project teams


  • Training you’ve taken

  • Courses and workshops completed

  • Qualifying hours

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4. Apply and register for the exam

Create an account on the PMI website or through the PMI app.  You’ll need an account to apply. Have copies of your training and educational information.

  1. Complete the application
  2. Wait for approval
  3. Register and pay for the exam
  4. Schedule your date and select your testing environment
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5. Pass the exam on your first try!

You have the knowledge and confidence to pass the exam. Take RMC’s PMI-ACP prep class and we guarantee you will pass your exam.

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