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PRINCE2 Practitioner 5th Edition Re-registration Certification - Project Management

The PRINCE2 Practitioner certificate should be renewed within three to five calendar years of its issue date. To renew their certificate, all Practitioners can take a re-registration examination set at the same standard as the Practitioner examination.

The re-registration certification enables you to demonstrate your commitment to continuing professional development. It also demonstrates the value of your knowledge of PRINCE2 to employers, peers and colleagues. The re-registration examination comprises an exam paper set at the same standard as the Practitioner examination and is based on the 5th Edition PRINCE2 Manual.

Taking the PRINCE2 Practitioner 5th Edition Re-registration exam

The examinations are delivered by AXELOS' ATOs who set their own rates, so prices will vary. Many ATOs also offer training sessions that will help you refresh your knowledge of the methodology.

See our Training section to find a course.

Examination Format

  • Objective testing
  • Three questions: 10 items per question, each worth one mark
  • 17 marks or more required to pass (out of 30 available): 55%
  • One hour’s (60 minutes) duration, no additional reading time 
  • Candidates may use the official printed hard copy of the Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® 5th Edition Edition guide. The manual may be annotated and tabulated but no sticky notes and loose leaf papers containing additional notes will be allowed.

Due to the impact of the coronavirus, from 13 April 2020 to 31 December 2021 individuals are now permitted to print PDFs for exams and use PDFs or official e-books on a second e-device (portable digital devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops) during open book exams.

This examination is no longer available in English, but is still available in other languages.

Re-registration through My AXELOS

My PRINCE2, with the PRINCE2 digital badge, offers an alternative to demonstrating your relevance. You can choose to either use your digital badge or take the re-registration examination as a way of remaining current in your profession.

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