For Practitioners & Registered Practitioners

The PRINCE2 Examination Board has determined that all PRINCE2 Practitioners should be re-registered within 3-5 calendar years of their original certification. This re-registration comprises a 1-hour examination set at the same standard as the Practitioner examination. All Practitioners who have taken the PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification since October 2000 have agreed or are agreeing to this requirement as part of their initial application and so are now designated as Registered Practitioners.

Practitioners certified prior to October 2000 have the opportunity to take the re-registration examination in order to demonstrate their commitment to professional development. This is particularly important following the recent refresh of the PRINCE2 guidance, for Practitioners to demonstrate the currency of their knowledge.

Those who have qualified since January 2001 or have voluntarily undertaken the re-registration qualification are designated as Registered Practitioners, which enables Employers and prospective Employers to be confident with their recency of knowledge and commitment to Continuing Professional Development.


The PRINCE2 Re-Registration exam comprises of an exam paper set at the same standard as the Practitioner examination and is based on the 2009 PRINCE2 Manual.

Paper Based Exam

  • Objective testing
  • 3 questions – 10 question items per question, each worth one mark
  • 17 marks or more required to pass (out of 30 available) – 55%
  • 1 hour (60 minute) duration, no additional reading time
  • Open book exam (official PRINCE2 manual only).

Electronic/Online Exam

The Re-Registration exam can be purchased and taken online via It is in the same format as the paper based exam.