P3O Certifications - Project Office

  • Certification levels
  • Route to certification
  • Taking the exams
  • Examination languages

The P3O® certification scheme has been developed to offer two levels of certification, Foundation and Practitioner. AXELOS has accredited PeopleCert as our Examination Institute (EI) who then accredits a network of Accredited Training Organizations (ATOs), including their trainers and course material. The ATOs and accredited trainers offer P3O training courses and examinations.

Foundation Examination

Practitioner Examination

Practitioner Re-Registration Examination

Candidates must take the Foundation exam before the Practitioner exam, either on the same day or separately. If a candidate has previously passed the Foundation exam, they qualify to sit the Practitioner exam without needing to re-sit the Foundation.

If a candidate sits the Foundation exam only, and passes, they will receive a Foundation Examination certificate. However, if a candidate sits both the Foundation and Practitioner exams on the same day, and passes both, they will receive a Practitioner examination certificate only.

There are two routes towards obtaining the P3O certifications - you can sit the exams at the end of a training course with an Accredited Training Organization (ATO), or study privately and then book the exam without a training course via PeopleCert, our P3O Examination Institute.

For details of training courses, use our search facility to locate a training provider.

Sample Papers

Practice for your P3O exams by testing yourself with these Sample Papers.

The P3O Foundation, Practitioner and Practitioner Re-registration examinations are available in the following languages:

  • Chinese (Foundation only)
  • Dutch (Foundation only)
  • English
  • German (Foundation only)
  • Polish (Foundation only).

Examinations in these languages are available through our global network of Accredited Training Organizations.

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