PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Details

Certification Industry: Agile

Certificate Name: PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

Certificate Issuing Authority: Project Management Institute (PMI)

Certification Price: US $435 - US $495

Certificate Validity: 3 years

PMI offers PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification to practitioners working on agile projects. Agile basically refers to the delivery of the software in a cumulative way i.e. in smaller sprints rather than delivering the entire module at the end, in order to facilitate timely checks. PMI-ACP certifies that the practitioner is highly skilled in managing complex projects with agile approaches. Agile methodologies demand a dynamic outlook with the capability to undertake a real-time job. Accordingly, PMI-ACP is suitable for all the candidates working in a company that is steadily progressing towards agile practices. Since this credential is curated by agilists for future agilists, it is a perfect fit for the corresponding job profile.

Average Salary Range: 

USA : $62,000 - $162,000 (Source)

India : 4,43,000 - 20,00,000/- INR (Source)


  1. In-Depth Knowledge - This certification helps in developing a thorough knowledge, not just about the terminologies associated with agile projects but also various methodologies, techniques, and tools. It focuses on many approaches related to agile such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, and Test Driven Development (TDD).
  2. Wider Scope - This certification is universally recognized and helps in building great career opportunities for the professional in the upcoming field of agile project management. The enhancement of skills brings in not just recognition but also a higher pay as compared to other project managers.

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Exam Details:

The credential can be renewed by accruing 30 Professional Development Units (PDU) in Agile Concepts.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. In case of a Bachelor’s Year Degree 
    • 12 months of general project experience (within the last 5 years)
    • 8 months of agile project experience (within the last 3 years)
  2. In the case of a High School Diploma/ an Associate’s Degree 
    • 16 months of general project experience (within the last 5 years)
    • 12 months of agile project experience (within the last 3 years)

    Total Questions: 120 multiple-choice questions out of which 20 are pretest(unscored) questions.

    Exam Format: There are two methods of conducting the test. It can either be a center-based test/ online-proctored test or a paper-based test.

    Exam Time: 3 hours with no scheduled breaks.

    Time Taken To Prepare For The ExamTypically, it would take about 120 hours to prepare for the PMI-ACP examination. However, this is flexible as the preparation time is also dependent on the previous agile experience.

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