ACP, Agile Certified Practitioner

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Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) is one of the most credible certifications sought after by employers in Agile Project Management. It demonstrates your ability to optimize processes during projects and manage change in real time in a highly collaborative and adaptive way.

Versatility and efficiency.

The PMI-ACP® certification speaks to your collaborative approach, ease with complexity, and ability to perform with accuracy within tight deadlines. Three very sought-after talents in many industries.

The PMI-ACP® program covers many agile approaches, such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, Extreme Programming (XP), and test-driven development (TDD), and will greatly increase your versatility.


The PMI-ACP® certification is ideal for professionals working within teams and organizations that adopt agile practices.

To be eligible for the exam, you must meet the three following requirements:

The exam is held at a Pearson Vue centre in your area.

The cost of the exam is US$435 for members and US$495 for non-members.

1. Have at least 2,000 hours of experience in project management gained in the last five years. Please note that the experience of those with PMP® or PgMP® certifications is already recognized by PMI.

2. Have at least 1,500 hours of experience in Agile Project Management gained in the last three years.

3. Have 21 hours of formal training in agile practices. The course offered by PMI-Montréal meets this requirement.

Maintaining your certification.

People with this designation must accumulate 30 professional development units (PDUs) every three years in order to maintain their credential. It is not mandatory to be a member of PMI Global or PMI-Montréal to do so. The cost is US$60 for members and US$150 for non-members.