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AgilePM® Practitioner

AgilePM® Practitioner is the advanced level of AgilePM® certifications, focused on the practical aspects of the DSDM Agile Project Framework.

Agile Business Consortium is the owner of DSDM, and the certification program is administered by APMG International, a global examination organization.


Candidates need to be completely familiar with the following:

Compared with the Foundation exam, you need to know a lot more about the process, the techniques/practices, estimating and prioritizing requirements, facilitation, value management, and testing, among others.

Preparing for the exam

To prepare for the exam, you can take courses (classroom courses or eLearning), or self-study.

The DSDM manuals are the primary references for the exam.

Exam format

The exam is either paper-based (at the end of classroom courses) or online (at the end of eLearning courses). Online exams can be taken from home or work, from [almost] anywhere in the world, and they are invigilated (with webcam and microphone).

There are 4 questions in the exam, each in multiple parts. It’s an objective examination (but not essay-based). You have 150 minutes to finish the exam, and the passing score is 50%.

It’s an open-book exam (only the official manuals).


You must have the AgilePM® Foundation certificate before taking the Practitioner exam.

Obtaining an exam voucher

To attend the exam, you need to have an exam voucher. To obtain a voucher, you would have one of these situations:

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This is (and will be) a work in progress: More details will be added in the future, depending on the feedback.

This wiki is developed and managed by an accredited trainer, independent of Agile Business Consortium and APMG. While aligned with their guidelines, it’s not an official resource.