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P3O® Certification - Best Online Training Course - P3O® Foundation

The Portfolio, Programme, and Project Offices P3O Foundation certification enables you to widen your horizons and broaden your vision. The P3O certificate also distinguishes your profile and indicates a strong knowledge of the key principles, methodologies, and techniques used in the official guidance.

In addition to that, it enables you to effectively contribute to the improvement of portfolio, program, and project management within an organization.

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5 Days


35 Hours

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8 Sep 2024



This course includes:

  • Interactive Training Method
  • 100+ Practice Questions
  • Certified Trainer
  • Convenient Delivery Option
  • 24/7 Learner Support
  • Content Designed by Industry Experts
  • One Year Subscription

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P3O® Certification Online Course Overview:

Get a holistic view of projects and programs taking place inside your organization after exploring a deeper level of management. With universally applicable guidance, you will be able to innovate, moderate, and execute large projects that are aligned with the strategic objectives of your entity.   

Level-up in your organizational structure with solid experience of Portfolio, Programme, and Project Offices P3O Foundation certification. This course empowers you with tools, key elements, functions, techniques, and tactics. Successful candidates usually overcome common obstacles in management after completing the course.  

1. Foundation Certification 

In P3O foundation certification, you build a reliable body of knowledge that matches the guide. Foundation certification aids you to have a full understanding of terminologies, principles, and tools, and it is a prerequisite for proceeding with the practitioner certification.  

2. Practitioner Certification  

In P3O Practitioner Certification empowers you to deliberately initiate programs and projects and effectively manage them with an open eye on the long-term plans and goals. It is a verification that you have a full understanding of guidance regarding designing, implementing, managing, and working within any component office. 

Who Needs This P3O Course?

  • Senior Managers
  • Portfolio managers
  • Program managers
  • Project managers
  • Experienced engineers who desire to increase their portfolio, program, and project management skills within an organization.

Skills Acquired From This P3O Course:

  • Problem-Solving  
  • Strategic Planning  
  • Investment management 
  • Development and maintenance techniques  
  • Effective utilization of resources

P3O Online Training Course Details:

  • Training duration: 5 Days
  • Exam Simulation
  • Group Activity (Break-out Session) after each lesson
  • Practice Test
  • Access to additional References – Glossary/ Recommended Reading/ Syllabus
  • The material language will be English

P3O Exam Prerequisite

P3O Foundation:

  • There are no prerequisites for the Foundation certification.

P3O Practitioner:

  • In order to sit for the P3O Practitioner examination, individuals must hold a ccurrent P3O Foundation.


P3O Exam Format

P3O Foundation Exam

  • Multiple-choice examination questions
  • 75 questions - 70 live questions and five trials
  • 60 minutes duration
  • 35 marks required to pass (out of 70 available) – 50%
  • Closed book.

P3O Practitioner 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 exam. Candidates may use the official hard copy of the Portfolio, Programme, and Project Offices: P3O guide. The manual may be annotated and tabulated but no sticky notes and loose-leaf papers containing additional notes will be allowed.


Course Outline

  • Key PPM definitions
  • What is P3O?
  • Key concepts of a P3O
  • Why have a P3O®​?
  • How a P3O® adds value?
  • Getting investment for the P3O®​
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Typical constraints and how they impact on implementation
  • Common barriers to P3O implementation and how to overcome them
  • Designing a P3O® Model​
  • Factors that affect the design
  • Design considerations
  • Sizing and tailoring of the P3O® model
  • Roles & Responsibilities


  • Implementation lifecycle for a permanent P3O®​
  • Implementation lifecycle for a temporary programme or project office
  • Overview of tools and techniques​
  • Benefits of using standard tools and techniques​
  • Common P3O tools and their functions
  • P3O® techniques​


Generally Yes. But you always get confirmation of the session's date one week before the selected date, and based on that, communication is established with the registered participants.

Both Paper-Based and Computer-Based.






Yes, it is accredited from PeopleCert on behalf of Axelos.




Currently, online training is available. Self-study will be launched soon.




4 hours.


The exams are available in Chinese, Dutch, English, German, Polish.


In case of an online exam, you will receive a preliminary result immediately after completing your exam. However, in order to receive your exam results for both online and paper-based exam, you need to make sure that your account is completed and then the actual validated result and certificate will be available on your PeopleCert account within approximately 2 weeks.


If you fail the exam on your first attempt, you can re-take it two more times within your one-year eligibility period. Fees are associated with re-examination. Details for re-examination can be found in the certification handbook.


Rescheduling an online exam up to 48 hours before its start time is free. For more details about exam scheduling and rescheduling, please review PeopleCert's FAQs.


Bakkah has an array of qualified and certified practitioners with several years in teaching.






Yes. All candidates who acquired PeopleCert’s certifications will need to renew them within three years of their original certificate dates.  

Please check the examples listed below: 

  • If certified before 30 June 2020: your certification will be valid until 1 July 2023 to renew your certificate, regardless of the original acquired date. 
  • If certified after June 2020: your certification(s) shall be renewed within 3 years of the original acquired date. 

From 15 January 2023, you have renewal paths available as listed below: 

  • Retake the same exam: you can renew your certification by re-taking your original exam before the renewal date. 
  • Take further courses and certifications: you can renew your certification by attending another course and taking an exam within the same product package before the renewal date. 

Please note that candidates who do not renew their certifications will still be included on the Successful Candidates Register (SCR) and the Candidate Verification Service (CVS). 

However, a note will be added to their record to indicate that their certification needs to be renewed to align with current certification requirements. 


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