PRINCE2® Practitioner (P2P)

PRINCE2 Practitioner certification is suitable for anyone managing projects. This could be as part of a formal project management function or a role which involves project management as part of day-to-day work. The Practitioner certification aims to confirm that you have sufficient knowledge and understanding to apply and tailor the method in a range of different project environments and scenarios.

Attaining your Practitioner qualification is only one part of becoming a successful and effective project manager. It is important to ensure that yous upplement this with real-life experience working on projects, in addition to investing in personal professional development and wider training.


This certification is aimed at project managers, aspiring project managers and anyone who manages projects. It is also relevant to other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects, including: Project Board members (e.g. Senior Responsible Owners), Team Managers (e.g. Product Delivery Managers), Project Assurance (e.g. Business Change Analysts), Project Support (e.g. Project and Programme Office personnel) and operational line managers/staff.

To take the PRINCE2 Practitioner examination you must provide proof of having passed one of the following:

  • PRINCE2 Foundation (or higher) - this only applies to certificates obtained after 1 January 2009
  • Project Management Qualification (PMQ)*
  • Project Professional Qualification (PPQ)*
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)**
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)**
  • IPMA Level A® (Certified Projects Director)***
  • IPMA Level B® (Certified Senior Project Manager)***
  • IPMA Level C® (Certified Project Manager)***
  • IPMA Level D® (Certified Project Management Associate).***

Examen und empfohlenes Training

Examination Format

  • Objective testing
  • 68 questions per paper
  • 38 marks or more required to pass (out of 68 available): approximately 55%
  • Two-and-a-half hours’ (150 minutes) duration, no additional reading time
  • Open book. Candidates are permitted to use the official printed hard copy of the Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® 2017 Edition. The official manual may be annotated and tabulated but no sticky notes and loose leaf papers containing additional notes will be allowed.


PRINCE2®-Zertifizierungen haben eine Gültigkeit von 3 Jahren. Zertifizierungen, die vor dem 30. Juni 2020 erworben wurden, müssen bis zum 01. Juli 2023 erneuert werden. Wurde die Zertifizierung nach dem 30. Juni 2020 ausgestellt, müssen die Teilnehmer innerhalb von drei Jahren ihre Prüfung erfolgreich erneuern. Eine entsprechende Nachricht erhalten Sie von PeopleCert rechtzeitig vor Ablauf Ihrer Zertifizierung.

Für die Rezertifizierung haben Sie 2 Möglichkeiten:
  • Sie wiederholen die gleiche Prüfung vor dem Ablaufdatum. Das Zertifikat ist dann wiederum 3 Jahre lang gültig.
  • Sie besuchen eine weitere Schulung aus dem gleichen Themengebiet. Legen Sie in diesem Themenfeld die Prüfung erfolgreich ab, erneuern sich all Ihre bisherigen Zertifizierungen zu dem Themengebiet um weitere drei Jahre.