PMI Agile Certified Practitioner

(PMI – ACP)®

KORNERSTONE is the global Registered Education Provider (R.E.P) of PMI®


Agile project management is an iterative method of determining requirements of projects in a highly flexible and interactive manner. It is a method of doing projects by empowering and trusting people, acknowledging change as norm, and promoting constant feedback. For organizations adopting agile approaches to project management, they place importance on individual and interactions over processes and tools, working software over comprehensive documentation, customer collaboration over contract negotiation and responding to change over following a plan.

PMI-ACP® is positioned to recognize and validate knowledge of agile principles, practices and tools and techniques across agile methodologies.

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) is a registered mark of the Project Managment Institute, Inc.

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About the Certification

  • The certification was launched and awarded in 2011 by Project Management Institute (PMI®) which was founded in 1969 as a Not-for-Profit Professional Association. By Mar 2014, there are 450,064 PMI® members across the globe
  • PMI®’s research has shown that the use of agile has tripled from December 2008 to May 2011
  • The PMI-ACP®’s committee comprises of the founding member/co-author of Agile Manifesto, Agile book authors and the founder of Agile CoP who have acquired diverse, cross-methodological leadership and agile certification experiences
  • PMI-ACP® is a methodological-neutral agile certification. It is not necessarily an agile project manager credential and it is not only for information and communications technology

Training Outlines

  • Domain I: Agile Principles and Mindset
  • Domain II: Value-driven Delivery
  • Domain III: Stakeholder Engagement
  • Domain IV: Team Performance
  • Domain V: Adaptive Planning
  • Domain VI: Problem Detection and Resolution
  • Domain VII: Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People)

Training Highlights

  • 21 hours of instructor-lead classroom training
  • Emphasis is placed on examination skills and the practical application of real-world agile project management
  • PDU workshops are available on a regular basis for students to maintain an active certification status of PMI-ACP®

Examination Highlights

  • A 3-hour Computer-Based Testing (CBT) examination
  • The exam comprises of 120 multiple-choice questions, of which only 100 are scored questions. The rest of the 20 questions are un-scored questions which will not be identified
  • Exam fee:
    • Non-PMI® member: US$495
    • PMI® member: US$435
  • After successful registration of the examination, you are assigned a 12-month eligibility period and you are allowed to take the examination up to 3 times within this 12-month period should you not pass the exam on the first attempt

Chartered Requirements

  • Educational and project management experience requirement:
 Educational RequirementGeneral Project ExperienceAgile Project Experience
  • Secondary degree (High school diploma, associate’s degree or global equivalent)
  • 2,000 hours working on project teams
  • These hours must have be earned within the last 5 years
  • Active PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement
  • 1,500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies
  • These hours are in addition to the 2,000 hours required in the “General Project Experience”
  • These hours must be earned within the last 3 years
  • Agile project experience must be unique and separate from general project experience
  • 21 contact hours of formal education or training in agile practices
  • Pass the PMI-ACP® exam
  • Candidates are required to earn and report 30 Professional Development Units (PDU) in specialized area of agile project management within a 3-year cycle to maintain the certification


Mr. Fletcher Ng

  • 20+ years experience of Group CIO, Global and Regional IT Director
  • Worked over 30+ cities, 20+ countries, 4 continents
  • On BOD for Invotech and board advisor for start ups;
  • Panelist, Corporate Speaker, Conference facilitator, specialized in Digital Transformation, IOT and Strategy evangelist

Mr. Edmond Sung

  • Over 20 years experience of IT management experience in leading edge corporations
  • Managed many enterprise software development projects for the banking and insurance industry using on-site and off-shore development methodology
  • Visiting Lecturer of Hong Kong Polytechnic University and PMI
  • MSc in Software Engineering and M.B.A