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CAPM and ACP? 2 months 2 weeks ago #26462

  • Colette Johnson
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Can I take the PMI-ACP test with at CAPM Certification? I just took, AND PASSED, the CAPM. I'd like to move forward to take the ACP, but not sure if I will be able to take the ACP.

This may belong in the CAPM forum. I didn't know where to post.
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CAPM and ACP? 2 months 2 weeks ago #26485

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If you meet the eligibility requirements for the PMI-ACP, you can take the test.
The criteria from the PMI website are:

Secondary degree
21 contact hours of training in agile practices
12 months of general project experience within the last 5 years. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP.
8 months of agile project experience within the last 3 years
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CAPM and ACP? 2 months 1 week ago #26517

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Hello Colette,

maybe I did miss something, but your question sounds for me like, if you would asking if it might be possible to for the ACP Exam right after
passing the CAPM Exam without any further learning.
The answer here would be clearly "no", right?
If you are working in an agile environment and if you do fulfill the ACP application requirements like stated by Elizabeth already, then it might be a good and logical next step for you, thriving for the ACP Credentials.
But be aware that the ACP Exam is much more difficult and complex than the CAPM Exam (not as much as the PMP Exam, but almost ...).
Just to make that point very clear.
Sorry, if I got you wrong.


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