With portfolio management organisations can make decisions about implementing the right changes to business as usual via projects and programmes. Portfolio management approaches the management of change projects and programmes from a strategic viewpoint and is not concerned with the detailed management of these projects and programmes.

The MoP® (Management of Portfolios) guidance provides senior executives and practitioners responsible for planning and implementing change, a set of principles, techniques and practices to introduce or re-energise portfolio management.

MoP’s definition of portfolio management is: “A coordinated collection of strategic processes and decisions that together enable the most effective balance of organizational change and business as usual.” MoP® provides an overview of portfolio management, including the principles, techniques and practices alongside an organisation’s ‘business as usual' work.

MoP® helps organisations evaluate whether an investment is right for them and how it will contribute to their strategic objectives.

Who is MoP® for?

MoP® is addressed to:

• Management Board members
• Directors of Change
• Portfolio Managers
• Project and Programme Managers
• Professionals responsible for the selection and delivery of business change initiatives

MoP® benefits for the professional

MoP® benefits for the organisation


MoP® Certification levels

The MoP® qualification comprises different levels of certification:

MoP Foundation
MoP Practitioner

MoP® Frequently Asked Questions

MoP® Frequently Asked Questions

In what languages are MoP exams available?

MoP exams languages are available in a variety of languages. Please check each module separately to find out the available exams.

Can I take MoP® classes remotely?

Yes. Some accredited training providers offer virtual classrooms and e-learning.

Which exams are available online?

All MoP® exams are available online.

Which exams do not need to go through a training provider and allow me to self-study?

You can take any of the MoP exams either after having attended classes through an accredited training organisation or after self-study.

How long does the exam take?

Exam times vary depending on the level. Check each level separately to find out exam duration.

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 computer based exams, preliminary exams are available immediately after the exam has finished and are 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 MoP® 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 MOP certification on a business card needs to take note of the following:
An AXELOS Trade Mark logo (e.g. the MoP® Swirl) cannot be used on business cards as they advertise a person/company and not the associated product.
An AXELOS word mark can (e.g. MoP®) be used on a business card as long as the correct symbology is used. For example:
Joe Bloggs
MoP® Accredited Trainer
Where practical (if it can be included legibly) the Trade Mark acknowledgement statement should also be shown. For example:
Joe Bloggs
MoP® Accredited Trainer
MoP® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

I am a MoP Practitioner. Do I need to re-register?

All MoP Practitioners need to be re-registered within 3-5 calendar years of their original certification.