PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Certification Training

An immersive exam-prep course that prepare you for the PMI-ACP certification exam. This course covers the most recent update (March 2018) to the certification exam, and is available in multiple learning formats - self-paced online, online lectures, and in-person classes. Make your learning experience convenient without compromising on the learning outcomes.

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PMI-ACP training program overview

This training program is geared towards a 360° coverage of the PMI-ACP certification exam. The courseware utilizes a mix of practice tests and video presentations (in addition to instructor-led lectures for classroom formats) for an impactful learning experience. All course formats individually fulfill the 21 contact hours' education requirement for the PMI-ACP exam. 



Leverage Agile techniques and learn about Agile frameworks and methodologies like Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Feature Driven Development (FDD), and Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM).



The courseware is aligned with the official PMI-ACP exam content outline and covers the latest exam update (March 2018) along with PMI's list of reference materials for the exam.



The expected outcome of this course is to give you sufficient knowledge, skills, and simulated testing experience to clear your PMI-ACP certification exam in your first attempt.

What’s included in the PMI-ACP certification training course?

The online self-learning version of the course comes with

  • Video presentations covering all topics and knowledge areas for the PMI-ACP certification exam.
  • Practice questions and flash cards to quickly review your knowledge.
  • 2 simulated full-length practice tests on the lines of the real certification exam.
  • 1 live, online instructor-led session where the instructor explains how to solve every question in a full practice test. This needs to be registered for separately (no extra cost) by emailing

The online self-learning version of this PMI-ACP course comes included by default when you register for the online instructor-led version or the in-person classroom version. When you sign up for an instructor-led version (live-online or traditional classroom), you'll additionally get

  • 3 days' (7-8 hours per day) instructor-led lectures.
  • Recordings of your instructor-led lectures (available after the class within your online self-paced course access), if you've opted for the live-online training format.

The registration process

Once you have completed our simplified enrolment process, you’ll receive an email confirmation with your payment receipt in your registered email ID. You can then access the entire content of the online student portal immediately by logging in to your account on our site. Should you require any assistance please reach out to us via email ( or via our online chat system.

The course curriculum

The curriculum for this PMI-ACP training course is 100% aligned to the official PMI-ACP exam content outline and incorporates all updates to the certification exam (the last update being in March 2018). The following is a list of broad topics covered

  • Introduction
  • Define positive value
  • Avoid potential downside
  • Prioritization
  • Incremental development
  • Understand stakeholder needs
  • Ensure stakeholder involvement
  • Manage stakeholder expectation
  • Team formation
  • Team empowerment
  • Team collaboration & commitment
  • Level of planning
  • Adaptation
  • Agile sizing and estimation
  • Problem detection and resolution methods
  • Agile analysis and design
  • Agile estimation
  • communications
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Metrics
  • Planning monitering and adapting
  • Process improvement
  • Product quality
  • Risk management
  • Value based prioritization

Key facts you should review before signing up

Once you have completed the simple enrolment process, you’ll receive an email confirmation. You can then access the entire content of the online student portal immediately. If you require any further assistance please do not hesitate, you can drop an email to and we will be happy to help.


Prerequisites for the PMI-ACP certification

  • 2,000 hours of general project experience working with project teams. A current PMP® or PgMP® will meet this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP certification.

  • 1,500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies. This is required in addition to the 2,000 hours of general project experience.

  • 21 contact hours of training in agile practices.

What the certification exam entails

The computer-based PMI-ACP examination includes 120 multiple-choice questions. You get 3 hours to complete the exam.

The exam questions are developed and validated by globally distributed independent agile project professionals. Questions are monitored through psychometric analysis, and the passing score based on the difficulty of the questions served to each individual candidate. In general, it is estimated that the passing the exam involves correctly answering around 70% of the questions.


Maintaining your PMI-ACP credential

You need to earn 30 professional development units (PDUs) in agile project management every three years to maintain your PMI-ACP credential. To view or report your PMI-ACP PDUs online, visit PMI’s Continuing Certification Renewal System (CCRS).


Learner profile for the PMI-ACP certification

The typical profiles of PMI-ACP certification holders include agile project managers, scrum masters, product owners, business analysts, developers, testers, IT leaders, project stakeholders, and other individuals directly or indirectly involved in an agile project or process.

The PMI-ACP credential (and this course) is also suited to project managers and project team members who need an advanced knowledge of the agile methodology, including best practices and implementation approaches.



We love questions, almost as much as we love providing answers. Here are a few samplings of what we’re typically asked, along with our responses:

The PMI-ACP certification validates an individual’s expertise as an agile practitioner while implementing agile tools and techniques in the projects(s) he is working on. The PMI-ACP credential carries a high level of credibility owing to a mix of certification requirements across professional experience, focussed agile training, and clearing an application-level exam.

Become more proficient. Getting certified by nature involves an in-depth study in agile principles and methodologies. This combined with the mandatory agile project experience makes you more proficient and versatile in agile tools and techniques.

Earn more: The salary survey from PMI states that a PMI-ACP certified professional earns 20-30% more than a non-certified project manager. The average salary of PMI-ACP certified professional in the United States is $109K (source: PayScale).

New career opportunities: Once you get certified you can explore additional career opportunities. Some job titles that generally require a PMI-ACP certification across recruitment portals include

  • Agile Program Manager
  • Technical Business Analyst
  • Agile Coach
  • Project Manager
  • Agile Scrum Master

PMI provides an online certification system to apply for all of their certifications. A printable version is also available in special cases for which you may have to contact the Customer Care to submit a request. Here’re the steps involved in getting certified

  • Review the certification requirements and ensure that you meet all of them.
  • Register on and fill up your application for the PMI-ACP certification.
  • Submit your application online, and get it reviewed for completeness (takes around 5 business days).
  • You’ll be notified by PMI if you’re selected for an audit. In such a situation, you’ll need to furnish additional documentation supporting your application for a review by PMI within 90 days of getting picked for the audit.
  • Complete the requisite payment to PMI for your certification exam. This will get you a unique eligibility ID from PMI.
  • Use your eligibility ID to schedule your PMI-ACP certification exam on Prometric’s website -

Getting a formal training/ course helps you prepare across all necessary topics for the certification exam and prevents inadvertently missing out on one or more essential knowledge areas. It is also a mandatory requirement for certification to complete at least 21 contact hours of training on agile practices, preferably from a PMI Registered Education Provider. Note that any self-directed learning will not satisfy this training requirement.

A contact hour certificate (21 contact hours for the PMI-ACP credential) certifies that you have put in the necessary minimum amount of time in learning about topics covered in the exam content outline. A contact hours’ certificate is generally a prerequisite for certification.

PDUs (Professional Development Units) are a type of continuing education “units” that help measure the time and effort spent in activities aligned to one’s profession, certification or credential. PDUs form a certification maintenance requirement that becomes relevant after you get certified.

In most cases, each “contact hours” or PDU is equivalent to 1 hour of engagement in a relevant activity (attending training, presenting a paper, working in an aligned project etc.).

PMI neither discloses the passing score for the PMI-ACP exam nor specifies the number of questions you need to answer correctly. As a PMI-ACP exam candidate, you won’t get to know your exact exam scores - you’ll instead get a proficiency level as an indicative performance rating across each knowledge domain, as explained below

  • Above Target — Your performance is better than the threshold set by PMI for your specific rendering of the exam.
  • Target — Your performance is on par with the set threshold.
  • Below Target — You’ve performed worse than the set threshold.

You can refer to this chart to calculate your PMI-ACP certification fee:

Exam Administration Type PMI Member Status US Dollars Euros
Computer-based testing (CBT) | Paper-based testing (PBT) member $435 €365
Computer-based testing (CBT) | Paper-based testing (PBT) non-member $495 €415
Reexamination CBT/PBT member $335 €280
Reexamination CBT/PBT non-member $395 €330
CCR certification renewal member $60 USD only
CCR certification renewal non-member $150 USD only

The computer-based PMI-ACP examination includes 120 multiple-choice questions. Out of these 120 questions, 100 questions are scored and considered towards the final score calculation, while the remaining 20 questions are pretest questions that are not scored.

The distribution of questions by domain is as follows

Domain Percentage of Items on the Test
Domain I. Agile Principles and Mindset 16%
Domain II. Value-driven Delivery 20%
Domain III. Stakeholder Engagement 17%
Domain IV. Team Performance 16%
Domain V. Adaptive Planning 12%
Domain VI. Problem Detection and Resolution 10%
Domain VII. Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People) 9%
Total 100%

A. The following are the basic eligibility criteria for the PMI-ACP Certification exam.

+ General Project Experience + Agile Project Experience + Training in Agile Practices

degree (high
degree or


*2,000 hours (12 months) working on project teams This experience must have been earned in the last 5 years


1,500 hours (8 months) working on project teams using agile methodologies.

This experience must have been earned in the last 3 years

These hours are in addition to the 2,000 hours required in general project experience.


21 contact hours

Hours must have been earned in agile practices

*Note: for those who hold a Project Management Professional (PMP®) and/or PgMP credentials, PMI has already verified you have exceeded the project experience requirements. In other words, PMP® and/or PgMP credential holders will be accepted as fulfilling the general project experience requirements.

You can reschedule or cancel your computer-based exam at any time, as long as you do so more than two full calendar days before your scheduled exam appointment.

If you reschedule or cancel your exam within 30 days of your scheduled appointment, you will be charged a fee of US $70 (the 30-day period does not include your day of the appointment).

If you do reschedule your exam within two days before your scheduled exam appointment, you will have to pay the entire exam fee.

From the time your PMI-ACP application has been approved, you get one year to complete your certification exam. You can take the exam up to 3 times within this one year eligibility period.

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