This PMI-ACP® certification recognizes knowledge of agile principles and practices across agile methodologies (including Scrum, Lean, Kanban, etc.), not simply limiting a practitioner to one agile approach.
The certification can be used in a variety of roles, and any member of an agile team may be eligible to apply. It is also important to note that it can be used in a variety of projects and industries, not just in IT. Lastly, the PMI-ACP® does not require PMI’s PMP® certification as a prerequisite.
PMI-ACP® Certificate Eligibility Requirements
- A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or global equivalent
-2,000 hours (12 months) working on project teams must have been earned in the last 5 years. PMP® or PgMP® credential holders already meet this criterion and do not need to earn additional hours.
- 1,500 hours (8 months) working on project teams using agile methodologies. This experience must have been earned in the last 3 years. These hours are in addition to the 2,000 hours required in general project experience.
- 21 contact hours must have been earned in agile practices.
PMI-ACP® Certification Process
The same as CAPM or any other PMI certification process.
The PMI-ACP® examination will consist of 100 scored items and 20 unscored (pre-test) items. The unscored items will not be identified and will be randomly distributed throughout the exam.
For more information visit PMI PMI-ACP official page