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PRINCE2 2017 Project Management Certifications

The PRINCE2 2017 certification scheme has two main levels, Foundation and Practitioner. At Practitioner level, there is PRINCE2 Practitioner and PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner certifications.

Candidates can take PRINCE2 2017 training courses via one of AXELOS' Accredited Training Organizations (ATOs) or self-study for all the certification levels. AXELOS is not a training organization or exam body and so prices for training courses and exams are set by our partners and will vary.

Update to PRINCE2 Best Practice Guidance

For 2017 AXELOS has revised the PRINCE2 guidance and certification scheme. This page provides details of the certification for the revised 2017 version. See our PRINCE2 2009 section for details of how to find and take training in the previous version of the certification.

Until 1 January 2018, it is possible to take both the 2009 and the 2017 version. From 1 January 2018, all English versions of the Foundation and Practitioner exams will be based on the 2017 edition. It will still be possible to take the 2009 version of the exams not in English until AXELOS states otherwise.

Purpose of the PRINCE2 Foundation Certification

The PRINCE2 Foundation Level introduces the PRINCE2 method. The Foundation certification aims to confirm that you know and understand the PRINCE2 method well enough to be able to work effectively with, or as a member of, a project management team working within an environment supporting PRINCE2. The Foundation certification is also a prerequisite for the Practitioner certification.

PRINCE2 Foundation training

Typically, classroom training for PRINCE2 2017 Foundation lasts two and a half days and the examination takes place at the end of the training (this will vary depending on the training provider). You can also self-study for the Foundation exam and you may also choose to take training in another format such as distance learning. Training is delivered by AXELOS’ Accredited Training Organizations who set their own rates.

Target Audience

This certification is aimed at current and aspiring project managers or professionals who manage projects. It is also relevant to other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects, including: Project Board members (e.g. Senior Responsible Owners), Team Managers (e.g. Product Delivery Managers), Project Assurance (e.g. Business Change Analysts), Project Support (e.g. Project and Programme Office personnel) and operational line managers/staff.

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PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner Certification

PRINCE2 Agile® has been developed as a single-tier Practitioner certification. The purpose of the Practitioner certification is to demonstrate that you can apply and tailor PRINCE2 Agile in a scenario situation.

A successful Practitioner candidate should be able to start applying the method to a real project but may not be sufficiently skilled to do this appropriately for all situations. Your individual project management expertise, complexity of the project and the support provided on how to use PRINCE2 Agile in your work environment will all be factors that impact what you can achieve.

Target Audience

This certification is aimed at professionals who work within a project environment including key staff involved with integrating project management with product delivery. An understanding of the agile concepts detailed in PRINCE2 Agile will also be beneficial to those with governance responsibilities for projects using agile delivery approaches as well as those involved with programme and project support functions.


Since 1 October 2016, you can take the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner certificate if you hold any of the following certifications:

*’PMP’ and ‘CAPM’ are registered marks of Project Management Institute, Inc. PMI is not affiliated with AXELOS. PMI does not endorse any AXELOS Qualifications.

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