PMI-ACP Exam Prep

Pass the PMI-ACP® on your first try, with the best instructor-led boot camps in the business.

Class Overview

The Velociteach 2-Day Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam Prep Class is comprehensive, accelerated, and focused on a single goal:  Equip students with the knowledge and techniques they need to pass the Project Management Institute’s (PMI)® PMI-ACP certification exam. The PMI-ACP certification is a great next step for those who hold the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification.

This class covers the history and basic concepts of Agile, its methodologies, strategies—all the key areas of required study for the certification exam. Looking beyond the exam, students will learn real-world applications of the Agile approach.

The 2-day instructor-led PMI-ACP class is delivered virtually – no travel needed!

(For individual registrations, use the “Registration” box on this page. This class can also be delivered to private groups of 10 or more students. For group classes, we are able to send an instructor onsite to your location for face-to-face delivery, and we offer virtual delivery for private groups as well. Contact us for more information and to schedule a private class for your group.)


Velociteach was named Education Provider of the Year in Continuing Education by the Project Management Institute, the company behind the PMP exam.

We were chosen from over 1,600 PMP exam prep and continuing education providers worldwide for this distinguished honor.


Velociteach founder, Andy Crowe, authored The PMI-ACP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try.

The first PMI-ACP prep textbook to be released by an actual PMI-ACP credential holder, it has become the most trusted and authoritative volume on PMI’s agile certification exam prep.


If you take our 2-Day PMI-ACP prep course and do not pass the exam the first time, we will create a custom study plan for you. 

If you haven’t passed the exam after three attempts within a year of completing the course, we will refund 100% of your course tuition.

After completion of the class, students should be able to:

  • Pass the PMI-ACP Exam
  • Identify the Agile principles, practices, and tools across Agile methodologies
  • Understand application of the Agile value of decreasing product defects
  • Improve team productivity and delivery of business value
  • Increase the likelihood of project success

What is included with the class?

  • 21 hours of education in Agile practices (required to apply for the exam). (Also counts as 21 PDUs for current PMPs and 25 CPE Credits.) (PDU Breakdown: 16 Ways of Working (Technical) + 1 Power Skills (Leadership) + 1 Business Acumen (Strategic); the remaining 3 Ways of Working (Technical) PDUs are achieved through the InSite Practice Test A.)
  • 2 days of live instruction from a PMP and PMI-ACP-certified Velociteach training expert
  • Textbook The PMI-ACP® Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try by Velociteach CEO Andy Crowe, covering exam content and test-taking strategies, with two simulated exams included.
  • 6 months of access to additional practice questions through InSite, Velociteach’s exclusive online eLearning program.
  • Course workbook with comprehensive memory-device aids covering all aspects of the exam content.
  • All classroom supplies (pen, markers, highlighter, etc.)
  • PMI-ACP exam application assistance.
  • Ongoing, post-class support by Velociteach’s training team.
  • 100% Money-back guarantee

We realize that everyone learns differently. Our expert instruction, coupled with resources for auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners, ensures you will be well-prepared for the PMI-ACP exam.

Our curriculum and materials are unparalleled in their quality. Our goal is to make the content easy to understand and as straight-forward as possible while also engaging and relevant. With resources including expert instruction from experienced PMP and PMI-ACP-certified instructors, the best-selling textbook on how to pass the PMI-ACP exam, our proprietary Mind-Mapping technique, and simulated practice exams in the textbook and in InSite (our eLearning system), you’ll have all the tools and support needed for your success on the PMI-ACP exam.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most commonly-asked questions about our instructor-led PMI-ACP exam prep class (aka PMI-ACP boot camp). Have a question that’s not listed? Contact us…we’re happy to help.

How do I get certified?

Here’s a quick summary of the process involved to pursue a PMI certification. For more information about the PMP application specifically, visit our PMP Exam Application Assistance page on our website.

  • Ensure you meet PMI’s criteria for the certification you are pursuing.
  • Complete required contact training hours needed for the application.
  • Complete and submit the application.
  • Upon acceptance and approval of your application, submit exam fee payment.
  • Receive ID code from PMI (along with instructions for how to schedule your exam).
  • Schedule Exam
What is the difference in contact hours and PDUs?
Training hours completed PRIOR TO earning a certification are Contact Hours. PDUs are required AFTER achieving a certification.
What is the breakdown of the 21 PDUs provided by the course for current PMP certification holders?

PDU Breakdown: 16 Ways of Working (Technical) + 1 Power Skills (Leadership) + 1 Business Acumen (Strategic); the remaining 3 Ways of Working (Technical) PDUs are achieved through the InSite Practice Test A.

What is included in the price? Does it include the price of the exam?

Note that the cost of the exam is not included in course tuition and should be paid directly to PMI.

The 2-day PMI-ACP exam prep class price includes the following:

• Instruction from a PMI-ACP and PMP-certified Velociteach instructor with extensive industry experience
• The best -selling book The PMI-ACP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try, by Velociteach founder and CEO Andy Crowe
• Course workbook containing quizzes, exercises, and interactive lessons
• eLearning: 6-month access to InSite, Velociteach’s interactive eLearning system, with 120 practice questions
• PMI-ACP exam application assistance
• Ongoing, post-class support by Velociteach’s training team
• 21 hours of agile-related education (also counts as 21 PDUs for current PMPs and 25 CPE credits where applicable)

What does the ‘virtual’ option on the schedule mean?
The ‘virtual’ classes are live, instructor-led classes that are delivered virtually in real time. These classes are structured just like our in-person classes—except you’ll attend from your computer so no travel is needed. Students can ask questions and engage with the instructor. This video shows what you can expect in our virtually-delivered PMP Exam Prep class. With virtual delivery, you can attend our Boot Camp without leaving your base camp.
Do I need to do anything to prepare for class?

No advance reading or preparation is required for this course; however, students may choose to begin reading the course textbook ahead of time. This is suggested but not required.

Those who plan to take the PMI-ACP Exam upon completion of this course should meet PMI’s requirements for PMI-ACP certification and complete the exam application process with PMI.

What is a typical agenda like for the 2-day PMI-ACP Exam Prep Class?

The below is a sample agenda for the Velociteach 2-day PMI-ACP exam prep class.  Note: Actual flow/daily schedule may vary slightly depending on Velociteach instructor, but all topics will be covered!

  • Introduction
    • Baseline Exam Introduction and Score Sheet
    • PMI-ACP Application Requirements & Process
    • PMI-ACP Exam Specification
  • Standardized Exam Strategies & Tips
  • The Agile Manifesto
    • Value Pairs
    • 12 Principles
  • Agile Methodologies
    • Scrum – Roles, Ceremonies, Artifacts
    • eXtreme Programming – Roles, 12 Practices
    • Lean – 7 Principles
  • Project Justification & Chartering
  • Agile Teams & Team Spaces
  • Agile Analysis
  • Sprint Exam
  • Agile Planning
  • Agile Estimating
  • Working with Agile
  • Managing with Agile
  • Course Final Exam
  • Course Wrap-up and Next Steps
What is your pass guarantee policy?

If you take one of our Instructor-led, Onsite or Virtual Certification Prep courses and don’t pass the exam after 3 tries within 1 year of your class date, we’ll refund 100% of your tuition. No fine print, no stipulations. Get certified, or get your money back. Period.

If for some reason you do not pass the exam after the first attempt, Velociteach will never leave you hanging! We will ask for your exam analysis report and prepare a personalized detailed study plan for you. In the event of exam failure, you are also welcome to sit in on a future virtual class free of charge. For more policy details please visit our Guarantees and Policies page.

What is your cancellation/reschedule policy?

We understand that sometimes, unavoidable conflicts arise after you register for a class. For our public, open-enrollment classes, we have policies in place to assist should you need to reschedule or cancel your enrollment in our class. Please see our Guarantees & Policies page for detailed information about class changes and cancellations.

What is the difference in a public exam prep class and a private group exam prep class?
We offer our exam preparation classes both to private groups of 10 or more students and as a public, open-enrollment class for individuals. Both get the same great instruction, materials, support, and the Velociteach guarantee. With a private group class, we are able to come onsite to your location to deliver the class, and we also offer virtual delivery if preferred. And with private group classes, we are able to offer group discounts. Contact us for more information about scheduling a private class for your group.
I don’t have the required 10 students for a private group class. Do you offer group discounts for smaller groups?
Yes! We are happy to offer discounts for small group enrollments in our public, open-enrollment classes. Contact us for more information.
Do you participate in any Military Credentialing Assistance programs or offer military discounts?

Yes! We are an approved vendor with the Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) program on Army IgnitED and the Air Force COOL program. In addition, we offer other discounts for our military. Contact us for more information on how to utilize the benefits.

(The Army CA program is for Active duty Army enlisted members, or reservists and National Guard members on title 10 or title 32 orders respectively. The Air Force COOL program is for Active duty Air Force enlisted members, or reservists and National Guard members on title 10 or title 32 orders respectively.)

Do the Velociteach exam preparation offerings include the exam fee?
No. The exam fee is payable by the individual directly to PMI. (If special circumstances require inclusion of the exam fee, please contact us to inquire.)
How do I maintain the certification once I pass the exam?
Once certified, credential holders must earn a specified number of PDUs every three-year cycle. PMI determines the number of PDUs and breakdown of PMI’s Talent Triangle categories required for each certification. The PDU Passport is great option for access to high-quality and engaging training through a subscription to all online PDU courses on InSite. With over 200 PDUs to choose from, you can find authors, topics, or PDU categories to help you both skill up and maintain your certification.
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