PMI ACP Certification FAQ Page:

Thank you for your interest in PMIWDC's first virtual Agile ACP Prep Course. This virtual training program is comprised of more than 16 hours of video training – over 500 quiz questions, electronic copies of all documents used in our two-day class, and four webinar sessions for content review, questions and answers on the different sections of the class. Below are simple FAQs to help you get started.

To earn the PMI-ACP certification, you must meet the experience and education requirements, and pass the PMI-ACP exam, a 120-question, multiple-choice test.

Regardless of your experience and education, you should still prepare vigorously for the exam. Successful candidates will typically use multiple study aids including courses, self-study and study group. 

PMI Global administers the entire PMI ACP certification process and has complete resources about the credential at


Educational Background


General Project Experience


Agile Project Experience


Training in Agile Practices

Secondary degree (high school diploma,


degree or global equivalent)



*2,000 hours
(12 months) working on project teams

This experience must have been earned in the last 5 years



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

Hours must have been earned in agile practices


*Note: for those who hold a PMP and/or PgMP certifications, PMI has already verified you have exceeded the project experience requirements. In other words, PMP and/or PgMP certification holders will be accepted as fulfilling the general project experience requirements.


You will receive 21 hours of practical agile training hours when taking the virtual course.

“Project Management Experience” is the time that you have spent leading or directing projects. When calculating the number of months of experience, any month in which you lead multiple projects only counts as one month. When calculating the total hours of experience all hours spent leading or directing projects, including overlapping projects, can be counted.

Once your application has been accepted by PMI, and you have completed the audit process* (if that applies), PMI will send you an email with an authorization code that you can use to schedule your test at a Prometric testing center. (You cannot schedule the test until your application has been accepted, and you have completed any possible audit.) The standard method of administration for the PMP and all PMI examinations is Computer-Based Testing (CBT). Prometric is PMI’s examination administration partner. You can access a list of their test centers and schedule an exam online at

We recommend that you schedule the examination as soon as you select a date on which you want to take it and at least three months before the expiration of your eligibility period.

*Approximately 20% of all applications are audited by PMI. The audit is strictly a random audit; nothing in an application triggers the audit. If your application is audited, it usually takes about a week of time to get through the audit process.

We recommend the following:

      Review the PMI-ACP Handbook.

      Use the PMI-ACP Examination Content Outline to guide your study.

      Review the current PMI-ACP reference list .

      Enroll in a formal study course offered by PMI chapters or Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s). You can also review self-study books published by R.E.P.s and other reputable training organizations.

Registration for the virtual training will close on 2 days prior to the opening mandatory webinar. Access to the virtual training website – will be provided the next day.


PMIWDC's cancellation policy is that full refunds are only accepted if notification of cancellation is received 48 hours or more before the first start date of classes. NO refunds shall be issued for attendees who do not complete any portion of the virtual content.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the PMIWDC office at 703.683.4804.
We look forward to seeing you.

The virtual content is made available for 30 days and attendees are allowed to study at their own pace and complete the course within the specified time frame. It is the responsibility of the attendee to complete all content, including the viewing of video, Q&A and practice exams in 30 days. The class content access shall close at Midnight EST on September 6th, 2017.

For students who follow the course curriculum and complete course materials, it is unlikely to not pass the exam on the first try. However, this course does not guarantee passing the exam. Failure to pass the exam will not result in a refund or a free class.

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