PRINCE2 is an internationally accepted Project Management method describing how to manage a project in a logical and organized way.

PRINCE2 is not a tool or a technique but a structured project management methodology. It is easily tailored and can be applied to all varieties of projects and situations.

Through a network of Accredited Training Organizations, APMG-International certifies approximately 2,000 people every week in PRINCE2. If you are working, or would like to work in an organization that operates internationally, a recognized certification in PRINCE2 could help open the door to a project management career.

For senior executives working in project environments, becoming a PRINCE2 Practitioner will mean you can communicate effectively with your project team. All PRINCE2 practitioner candidates are required to re-register their certification at least once every five years in order to prove their knowledge is up to date.

PRINCE2 examinations are taken throughout the world. If you want to become a Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner, you must pass the Foundation Examination and then the Practitioner Examination, in that order. You can sit both exams in the same week or you can split them and sit them months (or even years) apart.

PRINCE2 Foundation Examination

The PRINCE2 Foundation examination assesses the candidate's knowledge of PRINCE2 through a one hour multiple choice paper composed of 75 questions (5 questions are trial questions which do not carry marks). Candidates must achieve 35 correct answers (50%) to pass. Passing this paper proves the candidate's knowledge of PRINCE2 principles and terminology.

PRINCE2 Practitioner Examination

The Practitioner examination assesses whether a candidate could apply PRINCE2 to running and managing a non-complex project within an environment supporting PRINCE2. To this end candidates need to show they can apply and tailor PRINCE2 to address the needs and problems of a given project scenario.

The PRINCE2 Practitioner exam is an Objective Test - a style of complex multiple-choice examination – lasting two and a half hours. There are 9 questions per paper with 12 marks available per question. Candidates must achieve 59 marks (55%) to pass. They are allowed to bring their PRINCE2 manual into the examination.