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Prince2 Certification

  1. Prince2 Certification Overview
  2. Prince2 Exam Details




The PRINCE2 (Projects In Controlled Environments) project management method was established in 1989 and is now the standard used by the United Kingdom government in addition to being widely used in the private sector of the UK and in many countries internationally. Persons looking to become project managers and task managers or to advance their careers in the government or private sectors should consider becoming accredited in the PRINCE2 method.

The PRINCE2 method focuses on the business justification for a project, defines the organizational structure for the project management team, and creates a product-based planning approach. It emphasizes dividing the project into manageable and controllable stages. It can be applied at any level of a project.

A PRINCE2 certification shows that the individual is able to manage projects so that they deliver organizational benefits such as minimized risk of project failure, reduced waste, increased productivity, and a high level of customer satisfaction.

PRINCE2 Certification

The PRINCE2 certification is maintained by the APM Group in conjunction with the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) and The Stationery Office (TSO). Under these groups is an established network of training companies and organizations that have been licenced to offer candidates training courses and the PRINCE2 examinations.

There are two exams that are needed to be passed in order to earn the Prince2 qualification:

  • PRINCE2 Foundation certification, and

  • PRINCE2 Practitioner certification

PRINCE2 Foundation certification covers the basics of the method and ensures that the candidate is familiar with the terminology. The Foundation examination can be taken after sitting through a short course given by an Accredited Training Organization (ATO).

PRINCE2 Practitioner certification ensures that a candidate is qualified to lead and manage a project in the PRINCE2 environment. The Practitioner will be able to write the methodology, manage the project and direct a project team.

The exams can be taken through any accredited exam center or open exam centers if in the UK, or at a British Council office if outside of the U.K. Candidates wishing to take a PRINCE2 exam should visit the official Prince2 website for more information.


PRINCE2 official website.