PM² Basic Certification

Who is this Certification for

The PM² Basic Certification is a Level-1 certification and an obvious choice for anyone who wishes to start their journey in project management with a basic project management certification.

It attests the basic comprehension of the general elements of the PM² Methodology and is designed primarily (but not exclusively) for non-Project Managers who participate in projects or aspire to play a role in project management:

  • Project team members
  • Project Management Assistants
  • Project Administration Staff
  • Account Managers
  • University students
  • Participants of EU funded projects

PM² Basic Certification


The PM² Basic Certification is designed to confirm candidates’ basic understanding of general concepts of the PM²  Methodology. The certification exam tests the level of the candidates’ understanding mainly on the what and when of the PM² Methodology, and secondarily on the who and how . The exam questions are based on the four pillars of PM² and the PM² Mindsets, focusing more on Lifecycle and Artefacts and less on Processes and Governance. For candidates to achieve the certification they must be familiar with theses PM² concepts at an adequate level so that they will be able to follow the motions of a PM² project and communicate effectively with PM² team members and Project Managers. Exam difficulty level: Easy High success rate: the statistical success rate of this exam is 82%.
Study material: The exam questions are based 100% on the following European Commission publications:

Exam Format

This is a closed book online proctored exam powered by our online examination platform:

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

*The PM² Basic Certification Exam is available on any date and time.


No prerequisites. Self study.

PM² Basic Certification

For non Members


PM² Basic Certification

For Students & PM² Alliance Members


Available PM² Certifications