Frequently Asked Questions about PRINCE2®

  • What is PRINCE2®?

    PRINCE2®is the world's most widely adopted project management method, used by people and o rganisations from wide-ranging industries and sectors.

    It is a flexible method that guides you through the essentials for managing successful projects, regardless of type or scale. Built upon seven principles, themes and processes, PRINCE2® can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.

    PRINCE2® ist comprised of:

    • The PRINCE2® manual - Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® 2017 Edition
    • A certified scheme which includes Foundation and Practitioner levels.
    • A supporting membership subscription service
  • How do I register for a PRINCE2® training course?
    • PRINCE2® training is available from QRBMC Ltd.
      Please send an email to to register your interest.
  • What are the delivery methods for PRINCE2® acredited training courses?

    PRINCE2® training is available from QRBMC in many formats, including face-to-face training in a physical classroom, one-to-one coaching delivered physically or via remote communication. Some training solutions may be a combination of both.
    Our training consultants can guide you toward the method best suited for your own learning or that of your team.
    Please contact for more details.

  • Am I able to self-study for the PRINCE2® examination?

    Candidates are able to self-study (i. e. take the exam directly from AXELOS' Examination Institute (People Cert) without attending an accredited training course) for all of the PRINCE2® certifications, although we strongly recommend that you take accredited training before taking a PRINCE2® exam.

  • How long are PRINCE2® certifications valid for?

    The Foundation examination does not have an expiry period.

    Candidates who pass the Practitioner exam are recognised as a PRINCE2® Registered Practitioner.Individuals will remain registered for a period of three calendar years. To maintain their registered status, Practitioners must:

    • Retake full Practitioner exam at the end of the three years
    • Maintain their certification through PRINCE2® Membership

    To remain current membership a candidate must satisfy the following criteria within the three-year period:

    1. Join membership within three months of passing your exam and remain in membership for the three-year period by renewing the subscription each year.
    2. Maintain the PRINCE2® digital badge which will be awarded as part of the membership for the three-year period. Candidates will need to record 20 CPD points each year, in the prescribed categories, for the badge to be extended on renewal.

    If a candidate has satisfied the above teo criteria they will be considered current and issued a new certificate at the end of year three that is valid for a further three years. You will only receive a new certificate if your digital badge has been maintained for the thre-years period.

    To support candidates who wish to remain current, AXELOS will be including one year's PRINCE2® Membership with every PRINCE2® 2017 PRINCE2®2009 Update Practitioner exam. Once you successfully pass your exam AXELOS will contact you with details of how you can activate your membership and claim your digital badge. Thereafter your PRINCE2® Membership will be priced at £50 per annum.

    Current PRINCE2® certifications (issued prior to release of the updated PRINCE2® guidance and exam in mid-2017) remain valid until the expiry date shown on the certificate. These candidates can maintain their current registration via AXELOS Membership and logging the required 20 CPD points each year to maintain their digital badge. However, these individuals will not be issued a new certificate at the end of the three years. Instead their digital badge is proof that they have maintained their professional expertise

    These changes to re-registration are only applicable to PRINCE2® Practitioners taking the English language version of the 2017 examination. Existing translated exams of 2009 PRINCE2® will stay available as will their re-registration exams.