P3O Portfolio Programme and Project Offices: Exams and Stuff | ALC Training News

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*As of 01 February, 2022 paper-based exams will no longer be offered by PeopleCert the examination institute for P3O®. All exams will be conducted online. During the course you will receive an exam voucher and instructions how to book the exam for a date and time of your choice within 3 months of the course. The exams are web-proctored by PeopleCert and are available 24/7.


  • There are no pre requisites to sit the Foundation exam.
  • To sit the Practitioner exam delegates must have passed the Foundation exam.


Foundation  Exam

  • Multiple choice examination questions
  • 75 questions – 70 live questions and five trial
  • 60 minutes’ duration
  • 35 marks required to pass (out of 70 available) – 50%
  • Closed book.

Practitioner Exam

  • Objective testing
  • Four questions of 20 marks each – 80 marks in total
  • 150 minutes’ duration
  • 40 marks required to pass (out of 80 available) – 50%
  • Open book – (Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices: P3O guide only).


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