Tomorrow, the June 2012 edition of PMI Today will be formally available. Before that happens, I wanted to give a progress report on the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner numbers. Since the certification was launched back in January, the number of certification holders has grown from 542 to 758. Though this may be perceived as a slow start for number of people holding the credential, it has already surpassed the PMI-SP and will surpass the PgMP next month. Let’s not forget, these certifications have been out for a few years, not a few months. I’m not trying to minimize the value these certifications hold. Rather, I believe the Agile community is responsible for the ACP number reaching these milestones as quickly as they have.
Based on informal polling of learners from my classes, people are taking the exam within two months of taking a class. Though I don’t expect to see the certification rates to rival the PMP any time in the near future, I’m excited to see an upward trend in the ACP adoption rate.