PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner Examinations
The purpose of the foundation level is to confirm that you have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the PRINCE2 method to be able to work effectively with, or as a member of, a project management team working within an environment supporting PRINCE2. There are no pre-requisite qualifications before taking the foundation examination.
The PRINCE2 Foundation exam format:
- Multiple choice
- 75 questions per paper
- 5 questions to be trial and not counted in scores
- 35 marks required to pass (out of 70 available) – 50%
- 60 minutes duration
- Closed book.
The purpose of the practitioner level is to confirm that you would be able to apply PRINCE2 to the running and managing of a project within an environment supporting PRINCE2. Candidates must achieve a pass at PRINCE2 Foundation level before completing the PRINCE2 Practitioner examination.
The PRINCE2 Practitioner exam format:
- Objective testing
- 8 questions - 10 question items per question, each worth one mark
- 44 marks or more required to pass (out of 80 available) - 55%
- Two-and-a-half hours (150 minutes) duration, no additional reading time
- Open book exam (official PRINCE2 manual only).
On successful completion of the PRINCE2 Foundation exam the gained qualification is not valid for a defined period and will not expire. Candidates who pass the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam are recognised as a ‘PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner’. Individuals will remain registered for a period of 5 years. To maintain the registered status, practitioners must complete and pass a PRINCE2 Re-registration examination 3-5 years following their initial/previous practitioner certification.
How do I take my exam when ready?
We believe that our customers should enjoy a flexible exam-taking process, suited to their individual needs. Therefore all our learners can choose to take their exam either:
Online – It doesn’t matter where in the world you are based, the exam can be taken online via your webcam and at a time suitable for you!
At a local test centre – if preferred, we can arrange your exam in a British Council Office in your country and London, Milton Keynes, Chester and York.
In-house – our business customers can benefit from group exam sessions arranged in-house.