PMI ACP - Agile Certified Practitioner - Prep. Class (2 days)


June 05, 2020 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Bellevue, WA 98006

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If you’re experienced using agile approaches, have good collaboration skills, eagerly embrace complexity and thrive on rapid response times, then your talents are in demand.

The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® formally recognizes your knowledge of agile principles and your skill with agile techniques. It will make you shine even brighter to your employers, stakeholders, and peers.

PMI-ACP® is our fastest growing certification, and it’s no wonder. Organizations that are highly agile and responsive to market dynamics complete more of their projects successfully than their slower-moving counterparts — 75 percent versus 56 percent — as shown in our 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report.

The PMI-ACP spans many approaches to agile such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD.) So it will increase your versatility, wherever your projects may take you.

For more information please visit the PMI-ACP certificate page:

Class Structure:
This course prepares candidates for the newly updated PMI-ACP® examination through a series of fast-paced and advanced review sessions over two days.

To qualify for the required study time, students will need to complete study and quizzes on pre-reading before taking the in-person workshop. The pre-reading materials will be provided after registration and will take approximately 5 hours to complete. The goal of the pre-class study is to ensure that all students will share the same foundational understanding of Agile concepts when the class starts.
As part of each class, we will discuss tips and tricks for getting through the exam.

Schedule: 2 days in class 

  • June 5th, 2020 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • June 6th, 2020 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


The course includes:

  • Student Notebook of the PPT slide decks
  • 60 Days Access to a World-Class ACP Exam Simulation website
  • Numerous cheat sheets and exam preparation checklists

Prerequisites & Audience:

Previous attendances of this class found the ACP it is particularly suited to project managers working in an Agile environment as well as with teams that mixed Agile and traditional project management. Project managers already PMP certified find ACP a great companion certification.

To sit the exam the following prerequisites are required:

  • 2,000 hours of general project experience working on teams. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP.
  • 1,500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies. This requirement is in addition to the 2,000 hours of general project experience.
  • 21 contact hours of training in agile practices. (This class will  cover this requirement)

For more information on certification please visit:

About Greg Smith – Agile Trainer/Coach:

Certified Project Manager, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner™, Certified Scrum Professional, Certified Scaled Agile Framework™ Consultant

Greg Smith is an Agile coach and trainer who leads practical and successful Agile transformations for all types of organizations.

Greg has helped numerous Fortune 500 companies
and major institutions move to Agile including CDW, Microsoft, Exxon Mobil, Costco, JP Morgan Chase, StubHub, Stanford University, Autodesk, First Data Corporation, Fannie Mae, Expeditors International, Lexis Nexis, State of Washington, State of Idaho, City of New York, Halliburton, The Joint Commission, TD Ameritrade, International Money Fund, and The World Bank Group

In 2009 Greg authored Becoming Agile in an Imperfect World. This book has helped a number of companies move to a more effective development lifecycle and is often used as a guide for entire project teams.


Continental Breakfast, Lunch and refreshments are provided.
If you have any dietary concerns, please contact [email protected]

Course Credit:

Students who satisfy course completion requirements receive a "Certificate of Completion," attesting to the fact that they have completed 21 hours of agile project management training. To obtain a certificate of completion for this course, students must attend all days of training and participate in class activities.


You are not required to take this Exam Prep Course before the exam. The course prepares individuals to take the PMP/CAPM exam, but neither PMI® nor the PMI® Puget Sound Area Chapter guarantee or imply that completion of the course will ensure that a participant will pass the PMI ACP examination. Please direct all inquiries to the VP of Profesional Education at [email protected]

Cancellation and No-Show Policy:

If you have made a reservation and find that you will be unable to attend, please send an email to [email protected] and cancel your ticket as early as possible. All cancellations are subject to a minimum of $200.00 fee if done at least 10 days before the event. Cancellations after the event starts are subject to full charge to ensure the Chapter does not incur excessive expenses. All refunds will be issued after two credit card billing cycles.

Additional Information:

For general information regarding PMI certification please click here.

For specific questions regarding the Puget Sound PMI Chapter’s certification series, please see our website.

Take the PMI-ACP Exam Online

Through an online proctor, you have the option to take the PMI-ACP exam from home or your office—a great option to fit your busy lifestyle.

Students/Veterans rate: 

We dedicate a limited amount of seats for a special price for students and for those who served for our country. Please note that you have to be a student for a college/university in WA at the time of registration. You will be required to present a valid student ID when you arrive at the event/class the first time. For our Veterans, we ask for a valid proof of their status. 

Note: New memberships need to be completed 48 hours before the advantage can be taken of member discounts and benefits.


$1,099.00 Members
$899.00 Earlybird rate before May 1

$1,299.00 Non-Members
$1,099.00 Earlybird rate before May 1

$599.00 Students/Veterans (limited seats, must be PMI member)