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PRINCE® Frequently Asked Questions

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  • PRINCE® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited
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Can I take PRINCE2® classes remotely?
Yes. Some accredited training providers offer virtual classrooms and e-learning.
When do I receive my certificate?
Please contact your examination center for the receipt of your certificate. If you have taken a web proctored exam, your certificate will be sent to you shortly after your official results are issued.
How do I order books/study material?
There is a variety of study material available. For further information, you can visit PRINCE2® Official Site.
Which exams are available online?
All PRINCE2® exams are available online, apart from the PRINCE2 Professional, which doesn’t have written exams.
Which exams do not need to go through a training provider and allow me to self-study?
You can take any of the PRINCE2 exams either after having attended classes through an accredited training organization or after self-study.
How long does the exam take?
Exam times vary depending on the level. The Foundation exam time is 60 minutes, the Practitioner exam time is 150 minutes and the Re-registration exam is 60 minutes.
Are the exam questions multiple choice, essay style or both?
All questions are multiple choice.
When will I receive the mark from my exam?
For web based exams, results are immediate, subject to final verification from PEOPLECERT. For paper based exams, results are sent within 2 days upon receipt of the exam papers.
I recently passed the PRINCE2® Foundation exam through PEOPLECERT and I have received my certificate. Is there a specific logo that I have rights to use in my communications?
Any individual who would like to include information on their PRINCE2 certification on a business card needs to take note of the following:
 
An AXELOS Trade Mark logo cannot be used on business cards as they advertise a person/company and not the associated product.
 
An AXELOS word mark can be used on a business card as long as the correct symbol is used. Where practicable (if it can be included and be legible) the Trade Mark acknowledgement statement should also be shown. E.g.
 
Joe Bloggs
PRINCE2® Accredited Trainer
PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited
I am a PRINCE2 Practitioner. Do I need to re-register?
All PRINCE2 Practitioners need to be re-registered within 3-5 calendar years of their original certification. The re-registration is a 60-minute exam following the same standards with the Practitioner exam and is based on the 2009 PRINCE2 Manual.
In what languages are PRINCE2 exams available?

Foundation Exams

The PRINCE2 Foundation examinations are available in the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Slovak 
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Romanian
  • Russian

 

Practitioner Exams

 

The PRINCE2 Practitioner examinations are available in the following languages:

  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Romanian
I want to sit the PRINCE2® Practitioner exam, what are the prerequisites?
To take the exam, you need to have passed the PRINCE2 Foundation exam, even on the same day. Alternatively, from 1st July 2014 AXELOS will recognize Project Management qualifications by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the International Project Management Association (IPMA). To qualify as a pre-requisite the relevant certifications need to be current. Click here for a list of recognized qualifications.