PMI-ACP Certification Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many hours of study time are necessary to pass the exam?
    • The exact amount of time varies depending on individual learning styles and comfort level. Generally students should expect to spend around 10-20 hours studying in addition to the time spent in the PMI-ACP Certification Exam Prep Boot Camp class.
  • What study materials are needed to prepare for the exam?
    • We provide complete course materials to our PMI-ACP Certification Preparation students. We provide hundreds of pages of useful information, study aids, and references, students in our classes also receive simulated PMI-ACP practice exams with over 200 practice test questions.
    • Students are encouraged to purchase the current edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge®, available at the PMI Bookstore or other retailers. PMI Members have access to a free e-copy of the PMBOK® Guide online that may be downloaded.
  • How can candidates apply to sit for the exam?
    • Candidates must complete an application. Candidates are encouraged to apply online at Once started, the application may not be cancelled but may be saved unfinished. It will remain open for 90 days.
  • How many questions are asked in the PMI-ACP exam?
    • The PMI-ACP examination is comprised of 100 mutually-exclusive, four-option, multiple-choice questions.
  • How do candidates schedule time to sit for the exam?
    • Once you are eligible to take the exam, the scheduling instructions received from PMI will instruct you to contact Prometric, to select a date and location for taking the exam. The PMI-ACP exam is a computer-based exam and may be scheduled by applicants at any time available at any of the Prometric sites.
    • Information about site locations and scheduling may be found at Prometric’s website at Select the “Professional Licensure and Certification” for test type and “Project Management Institute” for testing program.
  • What if a candidate has to cancel after scheduling the exam?
    • You may reschedule or cancel your exam if done at least three full days prior to your exam date. However, canceling or rescheduling the exam within 30 days of a scheduled exam date will incur a rescheduling fee. Be sure to confirm the cancellation/rescheduling guidelines with Prometric when scheduling the exam.

PMI Agile Certification Requirements

In order to apply for the PMI-ACP, you must meet the following requirements:



General Project Experience
  • 2,000 hours working on project teams within the last 5 years
  • An active PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement
Agile Project Experience
  • 1500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies in addition to the 2,000 hours required in “general project experience”
  • Hours must be within the last 3 years
Training in Agile Practices
  • 21 contact hours of Agile education
  • Pass exam testing knowledge of agile