PMI-ACP® - PMI Agile Certified Practitioner


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Be formally recognized for your knowledge of agile principles and your skills with agile techniques. The PMI-ACP is evidence of your real-world, hands-on experience and skill as part of an agile team. It spans many approaches to agile such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP), and test-driven development (TDD), not limiting a practitioner to one agile approach.

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When to Apply
Apply if you have 1-3 years of project management experience. See Experience Requirements for more information.

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Demonstrate your agile team experience runs deep. Beyond knowledge and comprehension, demonstrate experience and applying agile methodologies. The PMI-ACP® is registered against the ISO 9001 standard.

Education Requirements

  • High school diploma or Bachelor’s degree
  • 21 contact hours of training in agile practices

Experience Requirements

  • 12 months of general project experience within the last 5 years (A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP®)
  • 8 months of agile project experience within the last 3 years

Certification Maintenance Requirements
Must earn 30 PDUs per three-year cycle to maintain certification.

Exam Information
3 hours, 120 questions, multiple choice

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