MoV® (Management of Value) of provides essential guidance on maximising value and making better use of resources.

The definition of value proposed by MoV embraces both monetary and non-monetary benefits, and argues that the subjectivity of value increases the need for it to be actively managed. MoV provides a method, which is supported by techniques, in order to allocate scarce funds as effectively as possible.

MoV has evolved from many years of successful value management practice and is relevant to portfolio programmes and projects. The guide is aimed at individuals who direct, manage, support and deliver portfolios programmes and projects.

Organisations and professionals rely on MoV, a successful, proven methodology, to in order increase the value they deliver and make better use of resources.

Who is MoV® for?

MoV® is addressed to:

  • Senior Managers
  • Change Managers
  • Project and Programme Managers
  • Professionals responsible for directing, managing, supporting and delivering portfolios, programmes and projects

MoV® benefits for the professional

  • Combines an overall approach with a set of processes and principles and shows how to embed these practices, review them, and where necessary adapt them to changing circumstances
  • Provides individuals with confidence to influence risk management across an organisation
  • Proves a professional’s expertise and know how
  • Helps make informed decisions about risks affecting strategic, programme, project and operational objectives
  • Improves communication and control


MoV® benefits for the organisation

  • Improves the effectiveness of risk management by identifying, assessing and controlling risk
  • Helps improve performance through more efficient use of resources
  • Increases the probability of achieving change initiatives
  • Provides better management of unplanned threats and opportunities
  • Provides a disciplined environment for productive decision making
  • MoV® is informed and aligned with the international standard ISO 31000:2009

MoV® Certification levels

The MoV® qualification comprises different levels of certification:

MoV Foundation

MoV Practitioner

MoV® Frequently Asked Questions

MoV® Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take MoV® classes remotely?

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

Which exams are available online?

All MoV® 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 MoV 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 MoV® 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 MOV certification on a business card needs to take note of the following:
An AXELOS Trade Mark logo (e.g. the MoV® 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. MoV®) be used on a business card as long as the correct symbology is used. For example:
Joe Bloggs
MoV® Accredited Trainer
Where practical (if it can be included legibly) the Trade Mark acknowledgement statement should also be shown. For example:
Joe Bloggs
MoV® Accredited Trainer
MoV® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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

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

In what languages are MoV exams available?

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