PfM² Portfolio Certification

Who is this Certification for

The PfM² Portfolio Certification is for anyone involved in portfolio management activities, or for anyone who whishes to develop a more holistic profile and transition into an organisational portfolio management role in either a leading or supporting capacity.

  • Portfolio Managers (PfMs)
  • Members of a Portfolio Office (PfO)
  • PMO/PSO members
  • Middle or Senior Managers
  • Portfolio Managers of EU funded projects
  • Programme Managers (PgMs)
  • Educators and trainers
  • Portfolio and project consultants

PfM² Portfolio Certification


The PfM² Portfolio Certification is designed to confirm a candidate’s understanding of key portfolio management concepts and knowledge of the PfM² Methodology. 

The exam questions cover the areas of Portfolio Governance, Processes, Artefacts, and Mindsets and focus mainly on the theoretical aspects of the PfM² Methodology, covering the full breadth of the what, when, who, how and why of PfM² Organisational Portfolio Management. 

Candidates who achieve the certification prove a level of understanding of the methodology required to effectively lead or participate in organisational portfolio management activities, or support a PfM² portfolio from a Portfolio Office (PfO) or consultants position. 

Exam difficulty level: medium.

Study material: The exam questions are based the following:

  • PfM² Methodology Guide
  • All PfM² Artefacts
  • Key Portfolio Management Tools & Techniques 
  •  PfM² Exam Preparation Quiz

Exam Format

This is an online proctored exam powered via our online examination platform:

  • Online proctored exam
  • Multiple choice questions
  • 50 questions per exam
  • 45 minutes duration
  • At least 35 questions need to be answered correctly to pass the exam
  • One point awarded for every correct answer
  • No negative marking for wrong answers


There are no formal prerequisites for taking the PfM² Portfolio Certification exam.

However, we recommend first achieving a PM² Certification and following a PfM² Portfolio Management training from one of our Affiliated Training Providers.

Other available PM² Certificates