PMI ACP® Certification Exam

Benefits of PMI-ACP® Certification

  • Cover all fundamental aspects of Agile Principles and Methodologies and helps in professional growth by gaining knowledge of different Agile methods
  • Demonstrate your skills to your employer, peers & customers that you are proficient in Agile Methodologies and use industry best practices
  • Enhance your salary, job opportunities, and credibility by adding new credentials in your resume
  • Increase the chances of being internationally recognized with PMI certification.

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PMI ACP® Exam Information


Particulars Description
EducationLevel Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or global equivalent)
General Project Experience *2,000 hours  (12 months) working on project teams.  This experience must have been earned in the last 5 years
Agile Project Experience 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.
Training in Agile Practices 21 contact hours. These hours must have been earned in agile practices (This course takes care of this requirement)
Examination Test knowledge of Agile fundamentals and ability to apply to basic project
Maintenance 30 PDUs every 3 years in Agile project management

Overview of the PMI ACP® Certification

PMI ACP® is a globally recognized agile certification offered by the Project Management Institute to professionals who are running projects using various agile principles, practices, tools, and techniques. PMI Agile certification is in high demand because of the increased usage of Agile methodologies incorporate.

Application Submission : You have 90 days to submit the PMI ACP® Certification application once you have started it.

Application Completeness Review : 10 days (when submitted online).

Applicant Payment Process : You cannot schedule PMI Agile Certification exam until you submit payment of the certification fees.

Audit Process: If your PMI® Agile Certification application is selected for an audit then you will be given 90 days to submit your audit material with PMI®. PMI® completes audit process in 5-7 days.

Multiple Choice Examination Eligibility : You can take the exam within 1 year from the date of acceptance of the application. You can take up to a maximum of 3 attempts during this 1 year.

Certification Cycle : This begins on the day you pass your exam.

Certification Maintenance : You are required to earn and report 30 Professional Development Units (PDU) within this 3-year cycle.

Certification Renewal : You can complete this by gaining and reporting 30 PDU plus the certification renewal fee.

Certification Suspension : This occurs on the third anniversary of the day you passed the exam if you do not fulfill the CCR requirement.

Certification Expiration : Your certification expires if you do not fulfill the CCR requirement towards certification maintenance. If you wish to hold the certification again you need to reapply.

Exam Pattern and Information:

The PMI ACP® exam is comprised of 120 multiple-choice questions. 20 of these are pretests which are placed randomly. The time allotted for this exam is 3 Hours. The split of exam across domains is as below:

Domain Name % on 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 %

Exam Fee:

Exam Administration Type PMI® Member Status US Dollars
Computer-based testing (CBT) Member $435
Computer-based testing (CBT) Non-Member $495
Paper-based testing (PBT) Member $385
Paper-based testing (PBT) Non-Member $445
Re-exam – CBT Member $335
Re-exam – CBT Non-Member $395
Re-exam – PBT Member $285
Re-exam – PBT Non-Member $345
CCR certification Renewal Member $60
CCR certification Renewal Non-Member $150

How to Apply for PMI ACP® Certification?

Top reasons to register for PMI ACP® Certification?

In case any of the above reasons resonate with your thought process, we recommend that you start with taking free sample questions.

How to Prepare for Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI ACP)® Certification

  1. (Must do) Read PMI ACP® Book by Whizlabs. – PMI® does not have a handbook like PMBOK for ACP® exam. It refers 11 different books for this certification’s preparation. Instead of purchasing these different books you can consider downloadable eBook prepared by Whizlabs as the important topics from all the other books are covered in this book.
  2. (Optional) Other than a book, you would also need to appear in a reasonable number of practice tests. That will help you to assess you topic-wise preparation level and concrete your preparation on weak areas. It will also expose you to a variety of exam questions and set the right expectations. In case you want to take a look at some of the sample questions you can try PMI-ACP® Sample Practice Questions of Whizlabs
  3. (Optional) In case you need specialized training for key topics of PMI ACP® you can check out PMI ACP® Training/ Webinars sessions available with Whizlabs.
  4. (Optional)Register in a good discussion forum to discuss preparation related queries. This will be very helpful for your study.
  5. (Optional) In case you are a self-learner kind of person but need a formal training you can check Online Self Study training material of Whizlabs.

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

Benjamin Franklin

Start your preparation today by checking your current level of understanding, appear in free practice questions.

PMI ACP® Certification FAQs

  1. Is there any prerequisite for this Certification? There is no prerequisite for the PMI ACP® Exam. You can directly appear for this certification exam. Anyone who uses agile principles, practices, tools, and techniques in their projects can apply for this exam.
  2. How can I apply for the PMI ACP® Certification? PMI has both online and email mediums for applications. PMI encourages the exam taker to apply online although you can download a printable application from the website and email it to PMI.
  3. Which are the recommended books for PMI ACP®? You can check these books for reference – • PMI ACP Exam by Mike Griffiths • The PMI ACP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try, Iteration 2 by Andy Crowe
  4. If I already have a certification/credential from PMI, can I still pursue the PMI ACP®? Yes. You need to meet the eligibility requirements for the PMI ACP®. You can also apply the professional development units (PDUs) you earn for the PMI ACP® to maintain the PMP and PgMP credentials.
  5. How to fill the application for PMI ACP®
    1. Online – You can start filling your application online and save it where you stop (in a partial manner). You will have 90 days to complete the application from the day you start. The application has parts about your personal details, you agile experience and 21 contact hours of Agile education.
    2. Offline – You can download the form from PMI website and fill it and sent to the postal address mentioned in the handbook.
  6. Can I purchase exam voucher from Whizlabs? No, we do not provide the exam voucher. You have to directly purchase the same from PMI.
  7. Do you offer Money Back Guarantee for your PMI ACP® Exam Simulator? Yes, we offer 100% Unconditional money back guarantee. If you do not clear the exam for any reason, please note that we refund the cost of the product which you purchased from Whizlabs but not the PMI Certification Exam cost.
  8. Apart from mock exams & questions, is there any further assistance I can get from Whizlabs? Yes, we provide you full support for any query related to the certification when you are preparing for our mock exams. Your query will be handled by certified PMI ACP® SME (Subject Matter Expert) & response will be provided in due course.
  9. What if I have more queries? If you have any queries related to this course, payments, etc., please feel free to write here. A member of our support staff will respond as soon as possible.


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