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PRINCE2® Examinations Overview

This page provides detail and context for the current mainstream exams. TrainX have a 100% pass rate for PRINCE2 Foundation and an exemplary Practitioner pass rate - contact us to discuss your exam strategy including PRINCE2 6th Edition and PRINCE2 Agile exams.

Where to Sit Your Exams

For any training you can sit your exams:

  • Online at Your Home or Office - we'll help you arrange your exams
  • During an In-Person Course you also have the option to sit a 'paper-based' exam

Levels of PRINCE2® Examinations

There are two main levels of PRINCE2 exams: Foundation and Practitioner.

PRINCE2 has only one current edition: PRINCE2® 6th Edition. PRINCE2® 2009 exams ceased to be available at the beginning of 2018, however, a practitioner's existing certification will remain valid and the entry on the Successful Candidate Register will be maintained for five years after the Practitioner (or Re-registration) exam was successfully sat.

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PRINCE2® - Suit Your Schedule

TrainX have a comprehensive set of training options:

  • Attend in Person
    • Weekday | Part-Time | Weekend | Blended*
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* Blended options include a physically attended session, typically for Practitioner & to sit exams.

Foundation Level

Achieving Foundation-level certification demonstrates sufficient understanding of the method for someone to work effectively within, or supporting, a project.

NB: Foundation certification is required before achieving Practitioner certification.

Practitioner Level (Included Re-registration for 2009 - Exam Now Retired)

The PRINCE2 Practitioner certification is for anyone managing projects. This could be as part of a formal project management function or a role in which project management is an inherent part of day-to-day work. The Practitioner certification aims to confirm that you have sufficient knowledge and understanding in order to apply and tailor the method in a range of different project environments and scenarios.

Foundation Examination Details


This certification is aimed at current and aspiring project managers or professionals who manage projects. It is also relevant to other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects, including: Project Board members (e.g. Senior Responsible Owners), Team Managers (e.g. Product Delivery Managers), Project Assurance (e.g. Business Change Analysts), Project Support (e.g. Project and Programme Office personnel) and operational line managers/staff.

Reasons to sit the examination:

  • To confirm you have working knowledge and understanding of the PRINCE2 method
  • As a pre-requisite for the Practitioner Certification


The Foundation examination is the entry level for PRINCE2, no formal prerequisites exist.

Foundation Examination Format

PRINCE2 Edition6th Edition2009 - Retired 31/12/2017
Question TypeMultiple ChoiceMultiple Choice
Number of Questions6070*
Marks Required33 out of 60 (55%)35 out of 70* (50%)
DurationOne hour (60 minutes)One hour (60 minutes)
Permitted Reference MaterialNone - Closed bookNone - Closed book

* The 2009 format had 75 questions but 5 were for trial purposes and were not counted

Foundation Examination Skills Measured Overview

The Foundation Examination's objectives are shown here at a high level. During our courses, we cover every area of the objectives and provide a practise paper with full feedback.

6th Edition2009 Edition - Retired 31/12/2017
  • Understand key concepts relating to projects and PRINCE2
  • Understand how the PRINCE2 principles underpin the PRINCE2 method
  • Understand the PRINCE2 themes and how they are applied throughout the project
  • Understand the PRINCE2 processes and how they are carried out throughout the project

  • Know facts, terms and concepts relating to the overview, principles and tailoring PRINCE2 to the project environment
  • Know key facts, terms and know and understand key concepts from the following:
    • Seven Themes
    • Seven Processes

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Practitioner Examination Details


PRINCE2 at Practitioner level is suitable for project managers, project support, team members and managers from any discipline. Senior managers will also benefit from understanding how decision-support information is created and passed to appropriate managers. Reason to sit the examination:

  • To confirm you have achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor PRINCE2 in a scenario situation


To take the PRINCE2 Practitioner examination (6th Edition or 2009) you must provide proof of having passed one of the following:

  • PRINCE2 Foundation (this must be a 2009 certificate or later)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)*
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)*
  • IPMA Level A® (Certified Projects Director)
  • IPMA Level B® (Certified Senior Project Manager)
  • IPMA Level C® (Certified Project Manager)
  • IPMA Level D® (Certified Project Management Associate)
*'PMP' and 'CAPM' are registered marks of Project Management Institute, Inc. PMI is not affiliated with AXELOS, nor does it endorse any AXELOS qualifications

Practitioner Examination Format

PRINCE2 Edition6th Edition2009 - Retired 31/12/20172009 Re-registration - Retired 31/12/2017
Question TypeObjective testingObjective testingObjective testing
Number of Questions68103
Marks Required38 out of 68 (55%)44 out of 80 (55%)17 out of 30 (55%)
Duration2.5 hours (150 minutes)2.5 hours (150 minutes)1 hour (60 minutes)
Permitted Reference MaterialPRINCE2 6th Edition ManualPRINCE2 2009 ManualPRINCE2 2009 Manual

Practitioner Examination Skills Measured Overview

The Practitioner Examination's objectives are shown here at a high level. During our courses, we cover every area of the objectives and provide a practise paper with full feedback.

6th Edition2009 Edition - Retired 31/12/2017
  • Apply the PRINCE2 principles in context
  • Apply and tailor relevant aspects of PRINCE2 themes in context
  • Apply (and tailor) relevant aspects of PRINCE2 processes in context
  • Understand terms and concepts relating to the overview, principles and tailoring PRINCE2 to the project environment and explain how these are applied on/are involved with a project
  • Be able to apply and tailor the relevant aspects of each PRINCE2 theme to a project scenario, when creating products or making decisions related to the theme, in any or all of the processes
  • Be able to identify, analyse and distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate application of the PRINCE2 themes throughout the lifecycle of a project scenario
  • Understand the PRINCE2 processes and how they can be applied and tailored on a project

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