PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

Prove Your Agile Experience Runs Deep

Demonstrate your ability to lead agile teams to excellence.

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What is PMI-ACP® Certification?

If you’re experienced in using agile approaches, have good collaboration skills, eagerly embrace complexity, and thrive on rapid response times, then your talents are in demand.

The PMI-ACP certification, brought to you by the creators of PMP®, formally acknowledges your agile competencies. It validates your capability to lead agile teams to excellence, earning recognition from peers, employers, and stakeholders alike.

To obtain the PMI-ACP certification, a project manager must meet certain requirements and pass a 120 multiple-choice question exam. You can prepare for and take the exam in English, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish.

The PMI-ACP certification validates that you are highly skilled in:

  • Understanding and applying multiple agile approaches including Scrum, Lean, Kanban, and Test-Driven Development.
  • Engaging stakeholders effectively to gather requirements, incorporate feedback, and ensure project success.
  • Delivering value to customers through iterative development cycles and employing agile metrics for informed decision-making.


The median salary for a Scrum Master holding the PMI-ACP certification stands at $133K, while those without it typically earn $115K.


PMI-ACPs are highly satisfied with the qualification.

How to Get Your PMI-ACP Certification


The PMI-ACP can take your career to the next level. Map out your plan to get the certification.

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Preparation is key to success. Access a range of resources to equip yourself for the PMI-ACP certification exam.

Prepare for the Exam

Take the Exam

Upon confirming eligibility and paying the exam fee, schedule and take the PMI-ACP exam to validate your agile expertise.

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Why Earn the PMI-ACP now?

Organizations that embrace agility and adaptability outperform their counterparts, completing more projects successfully—75 percent versus 56 percent—as shown in our Pulse of the Profession® report. With the demand for agile project managers soaring, earning the PMI-ACP certification is more valuable than ever. Developed by agilists for agilists, this certification enhances your versatility across diverse projects and industries.


of PMI-ACPs qualified for new opportunities.


of PMI-ACPs gained recognition for career advancement.

Am I Eligible for the PMI-ACP Exam?

Earning the PMI-ACP certification requires commitment, but it's worth it. If you possess real-world agile experience, you've already overcome the hardest part. Before applying, ensure you meet the following requirements:

  • Secondary degree
  • 21 contact hours of agile practices training
  • 12 months of general project experience within the last 5 years (a current PMP® or PgMP® satisfies this requirement but is not mandatory)
  • 8 months of agile project experience within the last 3 years

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Not Eligible?

You may qualify for the CAPM certification.

How Much Does PMI-ACP Certification Cost?

There is an exam fee required to earn the PMI-ACP.

Member: $435.00      Non-Member: $495.00

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PMI-ACP Exam Content Outline

  • Learn details about the exam, including what to expect, what's included, and how it is structured.


Certification Handbook

  • Understand requirements, the application process, and certification timeline.


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