PRINCE2 qualifications validity

PRINCE2 Practitioner renewalBy passing the PRINCE2 Foundation exam and then perhaps the PRINCE2 Practitioner examination you will receive a certificate. If you take both examinations during the same course and pass both exams, you will receive just one certificate – the PRINCE2 Practitioner one. If you only pass the Foundation examination then you will receive a PRINCE2 Foundation certificate.

How long does a PRINCE2 qualification last?

The simple answer is – it never expires!

How long is PRINCE2 Foundation valid for?

As I have just said, the PRINCE2 Foundation certificate never expires. It is valid for as long as you keep it. Even then if you do lose it you can always order a replacement from the PRINCE2 exam institute which issued it.

How long is PRINCE2 Practitioner valid for?

The answer to this question requires a bit of explanation. When you pass the PRINCE2 Practitioner examination you become a Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner. This means that your qualification is registered with the PRINCE2 accreditation body – AXELOS.

Although the PRINCE2 Practitioner certificate does not expire, just like the Foundation validity your actual Practitioner certificate will remain valid for ever. Your status as a Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner however will expire after 5 years. The exact expiry date is shown on your PRINCE2 Practitioner certificate.

In order to renew your Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner status, you need to pass the PRINCE2 Re-registration exam 3-5 years after you qualify. We strongly advise you to renew your status as a Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner. That’s because by passing the PRINCE2 Re-registration examination, you demonstrate to employers that you have kept your PRINCE2 knowledge up-to-date and are committed to continuing professional development.

Being a Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner can therefore be a valuable asset to your career in today’s competitive project management industry. Your Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner status can be included on your business card. If your registered status has expired though, you would really need to remove the statement from your business card.

How can I prevent my Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner status from expiring?

As mentioned above, if you’re worried about the validity of your PRINCE2 status and to prevent your registered status expiring after 5 years, you need to pass a PRINCE2 Re-registration examination.

This exam is available as part of a PRINCE2 Re-registration course and is a highly effective way of renewing your PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner status. It includes pre-course study, training focused on exam preparation, and the Re-registration exam.

We also offer the PRINCE2 Refresher free of charge for students who would like to refresh their knowledge of PRINCE2 thoroughly, as well as prepare for and take the Re-registration exam. The Refresher course is particularly helpful if you originally studied the 2005 version of PRINCE2.

The PRINCE2 Re-registration exam (also referred to as the PRINCE2 Practitioner Re-registration exam) lasts for 1 hour. It is a shorter version of the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam, set to the same standard and in the same format. The pass mark is also the same: 55%. The exam tests your understanding of the current version of PRINCE2 and uses the objective testing format, which is a complex style of multiple choice test.

When you pass the Re-registration exam, your Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner status is renewed for a further 5 years and you will receive a new PRINCE2 Practitioner certificate.

Book now to renew your Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner status!

Knowledge Train’s Re-registration students enjoy excellent pass rates, thanks to our PRINCE2 expertise. Don’t lose your Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner status – book your PRINCE2 Re-registration course today!

If you have any questions about renewing your PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner status or want more details about taking a Re-registration course, please contact us on +44 (0)20 7148 5985 or

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