AXELOS Portfolio, Programme and Project Office (P3O®) Certification


Since it was launched in 2008, the Portfolio, Programme and Project Office (P3O®) best practice and certification has become a popular choice for those working in and managing PMOs. Terminology such as “hub and spoke PMOs” and the “functions and services of PMO” stem from the guidance and have become common in the PMO domain.

For those working in PMO today, the P3O® accreditations have become  the most popular way to demonstrate your committment to a PMO career.

Why You Should Consider P3O® Practitioner?

The P3O® Practitioner Certification follows on from the P3O® Foundation. Where the Foundation certification focuses on the fundamentals of P3O®, the Practitioner level is about the application of P3O®.

The Practitioner course covers the design, implementation and management of a P3O model. You will gain an overall understanding of the elements, roles, functions and tools and techniques deployed in a generalised P3O model.

Who Should Attend?

The P3O® Practitioner level course is specifically for:

  • Those leading or managing a PMO function – PMO Managers, PMO Lead, PMO Director and Head of PMO roles.
  • Those tasked with designing and implementing a PMO function

Price – £995 + VAT

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P3O® Practitioner

Learning Objectives

On completion of the training and certification, you will have gained knowledge of:

  • Develop the business case required to obtain senior management approval for the P3O
  • Identify and build the most appropriate P3O model, which will adapt to the organization’s needs, taking account of the organization’s size and portfolio, programme and project management maturity
  • Identify the most appropriate roles required to populate a specified P3O structure
  • Plan the implementation of a P3O
  • Choose and use appropriate tools and techniques while running the P3O and advising those who shape the portfolio of programmes and projects


  • P3O® Foundation

Learning Approach

  • Classroom based
  • Lectures
  • Team exercises
  • Group discussions
  • 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).

Course Logistics

  • Classroom training – 2 days
  • Price – £995 + VAT


On successful completion of the course and examination, course delegates will be certified as P3O® Practitioner accredited

“P3O® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited”

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