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PRINCE2® Certifications

The PRINCE2® qualification comprises different levels of certification: 

PRINCE2® Foundation

The PRINCE2® Foundation Certification is suitable for individuals who want to demonstrate they have sufficient understanding of the PRINCE2 methodology and can work effectively as part of a team or with a project management team within a PRINCE2 supporting environment.

The PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate is also a pre-requisite for individuals wishing to achieve the PRINCE2 Practitioner Qualification.

PRINCE2® Practitioner

The PRINCE2 Practitioner Certification is suitable for individuals who want to demonstrate they have achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor the PRINCE2 methodology in a scenario situation.

To take the exam, you need to have passed the PRINCE2 Foundation exam, even on the same day. Alternatively, AXELOS recognizes 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..

PRINCE2 Practitioners are required to be re-registered within 3-5 years from their original certification. Find out more about the PRINCE2 Re-Registration Examination


PRINCE2® Agile

The PRINCE2 Agile Certification is an extension module and is suitable for individuals who already benefit from PRINCE2 or other recognised project management certifications awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the International Project Management Association (IPMA). PRINCE2 Agile provides further guidance on how to apply agile methods and can be applied to any type of project within any industry sector.

To take the exam, you need to hold any of the below certifications:

  • PRINCE2® Foundation
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  • IPMA Level A® (Certified Projects Director)
  • IPMA Level B® (Certified Senior Project Manager)
  • IPMA Level C® (Certified Project Manager)
  • IPMA Level D® (Certified Project Management Associate)

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PRINCE2® Professional

The PRINCE2 Professional Certification is aimed at PRINCE2 Practitioners who want to take the next step and enhance their expertise in the PRINCE2 methodology. This level tests a candidate’s ability to manage a non-complex PRINCE2 project across all phases of its lifecycle.

The PRINCE2 Practitioner Certificate is a pre-requisite for the PRINCE2 Professional Qualification.

There is no written exam for the PRINCE2 Professional certification. The level requires a 2 ½ day residential Assessment Centre attendance which includes:

  • Group activities and exercises  based on a fictional project case study
  • Assessment against 19 individual performance criteria


PRINCE2® Re-registration

For Practitioners & Registered Practitioners

According to the PRINCE2 Examination Board, 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. Since October 2000 all candidates who have achieved the PRINCE2 Practitioner Qualification have agreed or are in the process of agreeing that this is required as part of their initial application and are designated the Registered Practitioner status.

Practitioners who have been certified prior to October 2000 are given the opportunity to sit the re-registration exam so they can demonstrate that they have the current knowledge, especially following the recent refresh of the PRINCE2 guidance.

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