ACP Certification Process

If you work on agile teams or if your organization is adopting agile practices, the PMI-ACP is a good choice for you. The PMI-ACP is evidence of your real-world, hands-on experience and skill as part of an agile team.

The ACP certification requires you to meet the experience and educational levels before you apply. You will need to provide the details of this experience and education, so it’s best to gather and prepare this information before you open the application.

Prerequisites for ACP certification

  • Secondary degree
  • 21 contact hours of training in agile practices
  • 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

If you don’t have a certificate for 21 contact hours of training in agile practices, you can generate one on KnowledgeMap:

For complete information on eligibility requirements, see the ACP Handbook.


You need to work really hard to pass the ACP exam. Unfortunately, none of the training systems can guarantee a positive result. You will stay alone with a questionary in the examination room. Only you and your knowledge could help! All the notes, books, smartphone(s), or friend’s help will be left outside because it’s prohibited by the exam rules.

If you are not ready to make a significant effort for your future and demonstrating an insufficient commitment, it’s highly recommended to postpone the preparation. Do not waste your time and money.

Help your mates to become ACPs!

Write your comment below if you know the books, videos, articles, and tutorials, which help to meet the ACP eligibility criteria and pass the application process.

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