Do I need to be a PMI member to become certified?
No, you do not need to be a PMI member to apply for one of the organization’s certifications.
Can I attempt the exam in my native language?
Yes, you can if your native language is English, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, or Spanish.
Where is the examination given?
You can choose to attempt the certification exam at an approved local Pearson VUE testing center or at home/office while monitored by an online proctor.
What does the PMI-ACP® certification exam cover?
The PMI-ACP® certification examination will cover the following domains, which are shown with an estimate percentage of the questions you will receive:
- 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%)
What are pretest questions?
Pretest questions are 20 questions which do not count in your score. These are added to certification exams to help PMI monitor the performance of a question before including it permanently in its databank of test questions.
Will I need to fulfill requirements to maintain my certification?
Yes, you do. Holders of the PMI-ACP credential will need to have 30 PDUs per three-year cycle. These 30 PDUs should comprise of minimum 18 Education PDUs and maximum 12 Giving Back PDUs. Education PDUs are further broken down into minimum 4 Technical PDUs, 4 Leadership PDUs, 4 Strategic PDUs, and 6 PDUs from any area of the PMI Talent Triangle.
If I fail my PMI-ACP exam, can I retake the exam?
Yes, you can. In addition to your first attempt, you can re-take the exam two more times within your one-year eligibility period.