What is PRINCE2 certification?
PRINCE2 is a certification scheme in addition to offering practical guidance to project managers. There are 2 levels of PRINCE2 certification – Foundation and Practitioner.
PRINCE2 Foundation certification
The PRINCE2 Foundation certification is the entry-level PRINCE2 certificate. PRINCE2 Foundation is aimed at those who support project managers or have duties considered part of project management but are not responsible for the outcome a project.
PRINCE2 Foundation certification exam
- Style: Multiple-choice
- Questions: 60
- Pass mark: 55% (33/60)
- Duration: 60 minutes
- Materials allowed: Closed-book
- Prerequisites: None
- Results: Same day.
PRINCE2 Practitioner certification
PRINCE2 Practitioner is the highest available PRINCE2 certification. It is suited to those in a role that involves project management as part of day-to-day work, such as change managers, project support, product managers, or business analysts.
PRINCE2 Practitioner certification exam
- Style: Objective-style
- Questions: 68
- Pass mark: 55% (38/68)
- Duration: 150 minutes
- Materials allowed: Open-book
- Prerequisites: See below
- Results: Same day.
Earning your PRINCE2 project management certificate
To earn your PRINCE2 project management certificate, you can enrol on an instructor-led PRINCE2 course. Our instructor-led PRINCE2 courses take place in one of 2 ways:
- As a traditional physical classroom course – you must travel to the training venue, or
- As a virtual classroom course – you participate over the internet using a computer and headset (and optional video camera) using our advanced virtual learning technology.
In both types of instructor-led course you receive face-to-face tuition from one of our experienced trainers. Whichever way you choose to learn PRINCE2, your instructor will get you ready to take your PRINCE2 certification exam.
All instructor-led courses are taught by experienced PRINCE2 project management trainers and offer the benefits of gaining your certification with the help of face-to-face learning with an experienced tutor. To participate in an instructor-led PRINCE2 course, you must be able to commit to a fixed classroom schedule.
To check whether there is a classroom instructor-led PRINCE2 project management course in your area, or a virtual instructor-led course hosted on the internet, please check the dates on the PRINCE2 Foundation or PRINCE2 Practitioner page.
If you cannot commit to a fixed classroom schedule, you can always obtain your PRINCE2 certification by enrolling in a self-paced online PRINCE2 course.