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PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®


The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) is a professional certification for Agile practitioners offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Benefits include:


High Demand

Utilized by a wide variety of industries

Professional Growth above others

Improves your resume

Beneficially to companies




Empowering People to Make Ideas a Reality

+1,495,000 Certifications









Not based on one specific methodology 
Flexible + Adaptable

Transferable Across Countries & Industries

PMI has provided certifications for over 30 years. Peers in over 180 countries, across 6 different continents



PMI continually conducts in-depth studies to ensure certifications accurately reflect current skills, knowledge, and practices needed to succeed

Created by Agile Practitioners for Agile Practitioners

Roles & Practice Areas are thoroughly researched & documented. Subject Matter Experts, practitioners, and organizations are consulted to understand where the industry is and where it is going. Content validated & tested to ensure quality & accuracy

Response to Agile

The research conducted through PMI’s job task analysis validates that today’s project management practitioners work in a variety of project environments and utilize different approaches. 

Accordingly, The PMP certification is reflective of this and incorporates approaches across the value delivery spectrum. 

Currently, an estimated half of the examination represents predictive project management approaches and the other half represent agile or hybrid approaches. 

Predictive, agile and hybrid approaches will be found throughout the three domain areas listed and are not isolated to any particular domain or task.

Today’s PMP certification validates that you are highly skilled in:

People: Recognizing you have the skills to effectively lead and motivate a project team throughout a project.

Process: Using predictive, agile and hybrid approaches to determine which way of working is best for each project.

Business Environment: Highlighting the success of a project and its impact on overall strategic organizational goals.

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
  • What is PMI Agile Certified Practitioner? (PMI-ACP)
    The PMI-ACP is broad and agile agnostic, not supporting a specific framework, but agility. It covers a number of approaches to agile including Scrum, Kanban, Lean, XP, TDD, and more. The PMI-ACP recognizes skill, experience and versatility applying agile principles and practices as part of an agile team.
  • Who is PMI-ACP for?
    •Experienced agile practitioners •Practitioners who work on agile teams or your organization is adopting agile
  • How can PMI-ACP help you and your team?
    PMI-ACP validates a practitioner’s ability to understand and apply agile principals, tools, and techniques on projects. Formally recognizes your knowledge of agile principals and your skill with agile techniques.
  • Did you know:
    •2021 marked the 10th anniversary of PMI-ACP •Fastest growing PMI certification with over 50k certification holders world-wide & across multiple industries
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    Education Level: secondary degree 12 months of general project experience within the last 5 years. PMP or PgMP will satisfy the requirement but not required to apply. 8 months of agile project experience within the last 3 years 21 contact hours of training in agile practices
  • How can Agile Hybrid Project Pro help you and your team?
    AHMC will help traditional project managers demonstrate their ability to manage agile or hybrid projects. It shows that the Project Manager is staying current by being aligned to the latest project management principles as the new PMP.

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Key Points

While the PMI-ACP spans multiple frameworks, it does not specialize in a specific methodology​​

The goal and approach of PMI-ACP is to promote agility and an agile mindset utilizing concepts from multiple frameworks as a learning tool to being agile

PMI-ACP is developed by agilist from across the globe, in various industries, utilizing a number of different frameworks. Created by agilists, for agilists

The PMI-ACP formally recognizes skill & experience utilizing agile tools, techniques, and methodologies​​

PMI-ACP Certification holders have described their journey as:


“Amplifying what they have previously learned and experienced”


“Broadening & eye opening”


“Rigorous & challenging”


“Profound. A deep dive”


“Enhancing future learning”

Case Studies:
Agile in the military

How the British Army’s operations went agile | McKinsey

“How Fake Agile at DoD Risks National Security”

An Agile Mindset in Military Acquisitions (

“The Command & Control” Military Gets Agile

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