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 PMI 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.

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.

Skills Covered

Prepare trainees for obtaining the PMI – ACP certification. Additionally, the course should also help you to:
  • Apply agile practices on specific project situations;
  • Understand the agile approach, during the requirement, analysis, design, development, tests and deployment phases;
  • Understand the challenges of the agile approach in project management;
  • Determine if the agile approach is an option considering the project situation and environment;
  • Adapt the agile approach;

Who Should Attend

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.

Course Curriculum


General Project Experience:

  • 2,000 hours working on project teams
  • These hours must be earned within the last 5 years
  • Active PMP or PgMP credential will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP.

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
  • 8 months of agile project experience within the last 3 years

Training in Agile Practices

  • 21 contact hours
  • Hours must be earned in agile practices


  • Tests knowledge of agile fundamentals

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