All PRINCE2 courses are now available as either virtual classroom training or as self-paced online courses.

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By Simon Buehring on 06 Aug 2020

PRINCE2 certification

PRINCE2 stands for “PRojects IN Controlled Environments 2nd version.” PRINCE2 is the world’s most recognized project management qualification.

The history of PRINCE2

  • 1975: PROMPT (a project management method) is created by Simpact Systems, UK.
  • 1979: The UK government adopts PROMPT for use in its’ own administration.
  • 1989: The UK Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency (CCTA) revises PROMPT and creates the PRINCE method.
  • 1996: PRINCE2 is created as a generic project management method for use outside of software development.
  • 2013: AXELOS is formed as a joint venture between the UK Cabinet Office and Capita plc. Ownership of PRINCE2 is transferred to AXELOS.
  • 2017: PRINCE2 is updated to conform to more modern project management practices.

PRINCE2 certification

PRINCE2 has 2 levels of certification:

  • PRINCE2 Foundation level
    The PRINCE2 Foundation exam will test you on your ability to work as an informed member of a PRINCE2 project development team.
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner level
    The PRINCE2 Practitioner exam will test you on your ability to apply the PRINCE2 method to projects.

PRINCE2 exams

Over 2 million PRINCE2 exams have been sat since 1996.

PRINCE2 is a recognized project management certification in over 150 countries worldwide.

PRINCE2 exams are available in the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Portuguese
  • Chinese
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Slovak
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

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