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PRINCE2 Practitioner exam FAQs

What do you understand by PRINCE2?

Established and proven best practice in project management, PRINCE2 is a manageable method that guides the candidate through the essentials for managing a successful project, regardless of type or scale. It can be tailored to meet an organization or industry-specific requirement.

What will I become after successfully clearing the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam?

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

What are the target audience for the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam?

  • This certification is aimed at project managers, aspiring project managers and anyone who manages projects.
  • 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)

What objectives do the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam covers?

The objectives of the Exam are:

  • Apply the PRINCE2 principles in context
  • Apply and tailor relevant aspects of PRINCE2 themes in context
  • Apply (and tailor) relevant aspects of PRINCE2 processes in context 

How many questions does the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam have?

The PRINCE2 Practitioner exam contains 68 questions. 

What is the format of the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam?

The PRINCE2 Practitioner exam is available in the form of multiple-choice and multiple-response. 

What are the passing marks for the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam?

The candidate needs to obtain at least 55% in order to pass the exam. 

What are the requirements for applying for the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam?

In order to sit the exam, the candidate must be able to provide proof of passing one of the following exams:

  • PRINCE2 Foundation
  • 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)

In which language the PRINCE2 Practitioner Practice exam is available?

The PRINCE2 Practitioner Practice exam is available in the language English. 

How login does my certification be valid?

The PRINCE2 Practitioner certificate will be valid for almost 3 years.

What is the examination for the PRINCE2 Practitioner Practice exam?

The registration fee for the exam is $300.

AXELOS Certification FAQs

What are the requirements for joining the AXELOS?

Anyone can join My AXELOS, but in order to claim a digital badge, the candidate must hold an ITIL®, PRINCE2® or MSP® certification.

When joining, the candidate will be asked to provide the candidate number for the certification that they wish to register with. 

How do I join AXELOS?

To join My AXELOS, the candidate will need to establish an account on Once they have registered, they can subscribe and choose their membership subscription – My ITIL, My PRINCE2 or My MSP.

New ITIL Foundation, Intermediate and Practitioner certificate-holders and PRINCE2 Practitioner and PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner certificate-holders can claim one-year subscription with their certificate. AXELOS will email candidates with details on how to subscribe.

How much does the AXELOS subscription cost?

My AXELOS costs £50. The cost of a subscription for a second certification is £30 and just £20 for a third.

How do I renew my AXELOS subscription?

The candidate will receive an email reminder from AXELOS notifying them that their subscription is about to expire. They will be asked to make an online payment by logging in to your user account.

What is the Successful Candidate Register (SCR)?

AXELOS’ Successful Candidates Register (SCR) provides details of any candidates who have previously passed an AXELOS examination and have opted in to have their details displayed. The AXELOS’ system uses the register to cross-reference and verify candidates’ certifications before adding these to their profile.

PRINCE2 related FAQs

How do I register for the PRINCE2 Training Program?

PRINCE2® training is available from AXELOS’ Accredited Training Organizations (ATOs). ATOs offer a complete range of learning options from classroom-based training to various self-study options.

You can find a complete list of PRINCE2 ATOs through the training section of their website.

What language is PRINCE2 available in?

Currently, the PRINCE2 2017 manual and exams are only available in English.

How long is the PRINCE2 certification valid for?

The Foundation examination does not have an expiry period. Candidates who pass the Practitioner exam are recognized as a “PRINCE2® Registered Practitioner”. Individuals will remain registered for a period of three calendar years.