The Foundation examination does not have an expiry period.
Candidates who pass the Practitioner exam are recognized as a "PRINCE2® Registered Practitioner". Individuals will remain registered for a period of three calendar years. To maintain their registered status, Practitioners must:
- Retake the 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:
- Join membership within three months of passing your exam and remain in membership for the three-year period by renewing the subscription each year
- Maintain the PRINCE2 digital badge which will be awarded as part of 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 two 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 three-year period.
To support candidates who wish to remain current, AXELOS will be including one year’s PRINCE2 Membership with every PRINCE2 2017 PRINCE2® 2009Update 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 three years, instead their digital badge is proof that they have maintained their professional expertise.
The 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 still be available as will their re-registration exams.
For more information about these changes see the AXELOS PRINCE2 Update Membership FAQs