PM² Essentials Certification

Who is this Certification for

The PM² Essentials Certification is a Level-2 certification and a popular entry point to the world of PM² Certifications. It is suitable for anyone leading or participating in projects, regardless of their specific domain of application.

  • Project Managers
  • Business Managers
  • Project Owners
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Project team members
  • Project Management Assistants
  • PMO/PSO members
  • Project contractors
  • Participants of EU funded projects
  • Project Coordinators and Work Package Leaders
  • Project management educators and trainers
  • University students

PM² Essentials Certification


The PM² Essentials Certification is designed to confirm candidates’ understanding of key concepts of the PM²  Methodology. The certification exam tests the level of the candidates’ understanding on the what, when, who and how of the PM² Methodology. The exam structure is based on the four pillars of PM² and the PM² Mindsets. 

The exam questions are balanced in terms of difficulty and distribution in the 5 areas or Governance, Lifecycle, Processes, Artefacts and Mindsets. For candidates to achieve the certification they must demonstrate their understanding of the PM² concepts in an adequate level so that they will be able to work effectively as a member of a project team of a PM² project. 

High success rate: the statistical success rate of this exam is 85%.

Study material: The exam questions are based 100% on the European Commission’s:

Exam Format

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

  • Multiple choice questions
  • 70 questions per exam
  • 60 minutes duration
  • At least 50 questions need to be answered correctly to pass the exam
  • One mark awarded for every correct answer
  • No negative marking for wrong answers


There are no formal prerequisites for the PM² Essentials Certification exam.

PM² Essentials Certification

For non Members


PM² Essentials Certification

For Students & PM² Alliance Members


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