PMI to launch an Agile Certification

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102 Last night, PMI officially announced the launch of an Agile Certification.  If you’re counting, Agile will be the 6th certification offered by the Project Management Institute.  Here is the list: PMP®®, CAPM®®, PgMP®, PMI-SP®, PMI-RMP®, and the yet-to-be-named Agile.

PMI released the following details regarding the Agile Certification: 

Who is Eligible? 

  • Practitioners who either hold the PMP® currently or have 2000 hours of general project management experience;
  • Plus, 1500 hours working on Agile teams or using Agile methods;
  • Plus, 21 contact hours of training in Agile topics

Do you have to pass an exam?  Why, yes, of course!

  • 3 hours, 120 questions;
  • Computer-based and administered by Prometric Testing Centers worldwide;
  • The cost is $435 for PMI members

How do you maintain the Agile Certification?

  • 30 PDUs every 3 years;
  • Fine print: PDUs count toward the PMI Agile Certification only if they cover Agile topics.  These PDUs also crossover and count for PMP® and PgMP renewals.  However, general project management courses that earn PDUs will not count for renewal of the Agile certification.

Key Dates:

April 2011:     Examination Content Outline available

May 2011:      PMI will begin accepting and reviewing applications

Q3 2011:        The Agile Certification examination will be available

Q4 2011:        The first Agile Certifications will be awarded to successful pilot candidates

I’ve summarized the highpoints of this PMI Agile Certification.  You can read all about it at .  I found this document to be most helpful.  Very interesting times ahead!

Yours in Agility!