Value of certification
Value of certification
to IT professionals
PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
If you're experienced using agile approaches, have good collaboration skills, eagerly embrace complexity and thrive on rapid response times, then your talents are in demand.
The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® formally recognizes your knowledge of agile principles and your skill with agile techniques. It will make you shine even brighter to your employers, stakeholders and peers.
The PMI-ACP® is our fastest growing certification, and it’s no wonder. Organizations that are highly agile and responsive to market dynamics complete more of their projects successfully than their slower-moving counterparts — 75 percent versus 56 percent — as shown in our 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report.
The PMI-ACP spans many approaches to agile such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD.) So, it will increase your versatility, wherever your projects may take you.
Who Should Apply?
If you work on agile teams or if your organization is adopting agile practices, the PMI-ACP is a good choice for you. Compared with other agile certifications based solely on training and exams, the PMI-ACP is evidence of your real-world, hands-on experience and skill.
Gain and Maintain Your PMI-ACP
The certification exam has 120 multiple-choice questions and you have three hours to complete it.
To maintain your PMI-ACP, you must earn 30 professional development units (PDUs) in agile topics every three years.
2,000 hours of general project experience working on teams. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP.
1,500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies. This requirement is in addition to the 2,000 hours of general project experience.
21 contact hours of training in agile practices.
In order to use your PMI Voucher to pay for your PMI credential exam you must first submit your application to PMI and your application must be approved.
To use your voucher:
Log into your PMI account by visiting
On the Overview screen, select the link for "You may now submit payment" for your credential. You will be directed back to your application and can follow the on-screen prompts.
Select your exam location
Exam Requirements: Enter the information prompted on screen
Payment: Choose the "Voucher" option and enter this PMI Voucher in the Voucher Code field. Select "Review Order".
Review Order: Review the terms and conditions in the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and the PMI Conflict Resolution Procedures. Select that you agree to the terms and conditions, and select "Complete Purchase"
You will now be provided with an order confirmation from PMI, as well as your eligibility details and information you’ll need to know for scheduling your credential exam appointment at a Pearson VUE Test Center
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