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Top 10 Reasons to get a PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Professional) Certification


#1 Global Recognition

#2 Enhances Agile Skills

#3 Increases Professional Credibility

#4 Higher Job Opportunities

#5 Higher Pay

#6 Career Advancement

#7 Professional Versatility

#8 Expands Market Reach

#9 Get More Lucrative Assignments

#10 Recession-Proof Career


Project Management Institute's Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) is an industry-recognized certification, accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®).

Agile is an iterative method to develop software step by step taking frequent reassessment whenever required, instead of delivering the whole product after completion.

PMI-ACP course is mostly sought by Project Manager or aspirants following Agile practices and trains about the concepts, principles, methodology, tools and techniques employed in managing projects.

PMI-ACP® certification proves your net worth as an Agile practitioner and empowers you with the knowledge and confidence in a framework that's gaining traction and adoption by leading corporate.

PMI-ACP validates your knowledge and experience on agile principles and hands-on agile techniques.

This certification has been designed to:

  • Demonstrate to employers the practitioner’s level of professionalism in agile practices of project management.
  • Increase the practitioner’s professional versatility in both project management tools and techniques.

According to the 13th State of Agile Survey Report (2019),

  • 71% of respondents adopted agile because it reduces project cost
  • 74% of respondents adopted agile as it accelerates the software delivery
  • 51% of respondents claim that adopting agile increases productivity
  • 43% of respondents stated adopting agile enhances the product quality




PMI-ACP Eligibility Criteria

For more information on eligibility criteria, you can go through PMI-ACP Handbook

 PMI-ACP is based on different frameworks and agile approaches such as:

  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • Lean-Agile Practices
  • Extreme programming (XP)
  • Test-driven development (TDD)

PMI-ACP Certification fee


PMI-ACP Certification fees

Target Audience

  • Project Managers
  • Agile Project Managers
  • Agile Developers
  • Product owners
  • Business Analysts
  • Scrum Masters
  • Scrum Team Members
  • Program managers
  • Project team members
  • Professionals aspiring to shift from waterfall methodology to agile methodology


10 reasons to get  PMI-ACP certified:

1. Global recognition: PMI-ACP is globally recognized and in-demand certification by PMI.

2. Enhances agile skills: Gain expertise in using agile practices in your projects and get hands-on agile experiences.

3. Increases professional credibility: Carries a higher level of professional credibility as it requires a combination of agile training, and work experience in agile projects and knowledge.

4. Higher Job Opportunities:  As the adoption of agile methodology is increasing day by day, job opportunities are also increasing.

5. Career advancement: PMI-ACP certification allows you to advance your career in organizations practising agile. Certified PMI-ACP professionals can become agile trainers and agile coaches.

6. Higher pay: Certified PMI-ACP professionals get a 28% higher salary than non-certified professionals. According to, the average annual salary for certified PMI-ACP professionals for different roles are given below:

PMI-ACP Average annual salary for different roles in United States

7. Professional Versatility: As a certified professional you might get a chance to lead the team, work in different projects and enhance your project management skills with agile tools and techniques.

8. Expands market reach: Certification in PMI-ACP expands your market reach as an agile certified professional and provides you with an opportunity to network with a vibrant community of agile professionals, related organizations, and experts worldwide.

9. Get more lucrative assignments:  Certified professionals are more likely to get challenging projects and opportunities to handle valued projects.

10. Recession-proof career:  Invest in your future with PMI-ACP certification. Agile professionals would retain their value even during a recession due to their strong and highly transferable core competencies.

Career opportunities

  • PMP Scrum master
  • Technical business analyst
  • Agile trainer
  • Project Manager
  • Digital Channel planner
  • Deputy Project Manager
  • Director - planning and Project management
  • Business Analyst
  • Agile Project Manager


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