PMI Agile Certified Practitioner

Who should apply?

If you are working in organizations using agile to manage projects, the PMI-ACP can provide an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of agile practices. The PMI-ACP is not limited to project managers or Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential holders; individuals with experience working on agile project teams can apply.

Practitioners who are seeking to:

  • Demonstrate to employers their level of professionalism in agile practices of project management
  • Increase their professional versatility in both Waterfall and agile techniques
  • Hold a certification that is more credible than existing entry-level, training or exam-only based offerings

PMI-ACP Requirements

To apply for the PMI-ACP, you need to meet the following requirements:

PMI Agile Certification Eligibility Requirements
Requirement Description
General Project Experience
  • 2,000 hours working on project teams
  • These hours must be earned within the last 5 years
  • Active PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement
Agile Project Experience
  • 1500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies
  • These hours are in addition to the 2,000 hours required in “general project experience”
  • These hours must be earned within the last 3 years
Training in Agile Practices
  • 21 contact hours
  • Hours must be earned in agile practices
Examination
  • Tests knowledge of agile fundamentals

About the Author

I'm an Enterprise Agile Coach at LeadingAgile. I have a goal to take the hand waving out of Agile, Kanban, & Scrum. I’m a strange combination of a little OCD, a little ADHD, a lot of grit, and a lot of drive. I come from a traditional PM background but I don't give points for stuff done behind the scenes. The only thing that counts is what you get done and delivered. Author of Zombie Project Management (available on Amazon)