P3O Certification Training Course

P3O Foundation And Practitioners’ Course

Portfolio, Programme, and Project Offices (P3O) Foundation & Practitioner is a 5-day certification course. The P3O collaborates the set of principles, techniques, and processes in order to facilitate an effective programme management. P3O is increasingly becoming popular among organizations – both private and public sectors.

P3O is rated highly as the best project management practice qualification that aligns to PRINCE2, MSP, and M_o_R. It is a structural recommendation that facilitates prominent decisions regarding the status of various projects within a portfolio. The P3O enables executives and other responsible persons to be informed about the projects running along with their effectiveness of operations that further empower them to make efficient portfolio decisions.

P3P aligns with a wide variety of project management methodologies that includes PRINCE2, MSP, and M_o_R which means that organizations can continue using their existing framework but with better vigilance and efficiency.


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P3O Foundation and Practitioners’ Course

This P3O Foundation and Practitioners’ Course is designed for five days including the examinations.

The first three days are dedicated to the P3O Foundation Course and the examination is conducted on the third day. Successful candidates who clear the Foundation exam can further take the Practitioner course and proceed further for the P3O Practitioner Exam on the last day.

The foundation exam is a pre-requisite in order to apply for the Practitioner level exam. The course content of the P3O Foundation course is aimed at delivering basic knowledge about the P3O method, principles, and terminologies.

In order to take up the Practitioner level exam, candidates are provided with their Foundation exam results. This exam is a scenario-based examination to test whether the candidate is capable of applying the P3O method to a project.

Course Curriculum


Anyone who is curious about knowing the best practices, techniques, and methodologies in portfolio, programme and project management can apply for the P3O Certification including:

  • Programme Managers & Project Managers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • PMO
  • Engagement Managers
  • Transformational Change Managers
  • Portfolio Officers & Contributors
  • Senior Managers
  • Project Support Staff
  • Process Managers

Eligibility Criteria

The P3O Foundation Certification is apt for delegates who wish to validate their knowledge and understanding of the P3O guidance and are entitled to work effectively in an environment within the P3O model.

For P3O Practitioner Certification, one needs to clear the P3O Foundation Certification Exam.

About The Examination

There are two examinations conducted: The P3O Foundation Exam & P3O Practitioner Exam.

Structure of APMG P3O Foundation Certification Exam:

  • Multiple Choice          
  • 50 questions per paper
  • 30 marks required out of total 50 [60%]
  • Duration – 40 minutes
  • Closed book

Structure of APMG P3O Practitioner Certification Exam:

  • Objective testing
  • 7 questions / total 70 marks
  • 35 marks required out of total 70 [50%]
  • Duration – 2.5 hours
  • Open book – Only use of P3O guide is permitted

Course Benefits

P3O Certification brings in a bunch of advantages to an individual. The course levels up the existing knowledge of a candidate about project management while also adding up a variety of dimensions for practical implications. It enables learners to:

  • Align projects and programmes in a structured manner
  • Perform what’s right for the project or programme
  • Select the right projects and programmes
  • Support the business case processes
  • Understand the implementation process for P3O
  • Know how to use different P3O tools and techniques
  • Optimize and manage resources efficiently
  • Ensure timely delivery of projects within the stipulated budget constraints

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Training Options


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  • Instructor-led Online Training
  • Experienced Subject Matter Experts
  • Approved and Quality Ensured training Material
  • 24*7 leaner assistance and support


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  • Blended Learning Delivery Model (Self-Paced E-Learning And/Or Instructor-Led Options)
  • Course, Category, And All-Access Pricing
  • Enterprise-Class Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Enhanced Reporting For Individuals And Teams
  • 24x7 Teaching Assistance And Support 

Course Outline

  • Essential P3O® operations, concepts and, application to your business
  • Individual, collaborative, and integrated working methods
  • P3O® Model and implementing/Re-energizing a P3O®
  • Essential tools and techniques
  • Benefits of project management
  • Risk analysis and for-seeing issues
  • Best practice in P3O® projects
  • Support structures development
  • Encouraging and using evidence-based decision making
  • Quality assurance
  • Roles of responsibility and clear delegation of tasks
  • Supporting provision
  • Improving the financial aspects of projects
  • Creating a skilled workforce
  • Optimizing resources
  • Predict efficiency by creating capability models
  • Promote business transparency
  • Enable regular practice and reliable project management
  • Support structures development
  • Quality assurance
  • Supporting Provision
  • Business case
  • Model customization
  • P3MS summary
  • Functions and services

Course Reviews


P3O is an abbreviation for Portfolio, Programme, and Project Office. The P3O framework fosters setting up and maintaining a support structure for businesses in order to drive change in the organizations. P3O is provided by AXELOS – global best practice provider and is looked upon aligning these areas of interest with specific business objectives.

The P3O Certification Course provided by Vinsys encompasses the overall knowledge required to conquer the P3O Foundation as well as P3O Practitioner qualifications. This course enables candidates to understand various aspects of reviewing, analyzing, and distinguishing for success or failure of projects using the principles and roles contributing to a successful P3O. The P3O certification validates an individual’s capabilities as an efficient Portfolio Manager to make valuable, informed decisions.

The P3O Foundation Certification has a lifelong validity and never expires.

While the P3O Practitioner Certification expires over the period of 5 years. In order to maintain the status of a P3O Registered Practitioner, a candidate will have to re-register for the course every 5 years.

Yes, the P3O Course offered by Vinsys is accredited by PeopleCert on the behalf of AXELOS.

At Vinsys, we guarantee a 99% passing rate for both the P3O Foundation as well as P3O Practitioner Exams.

As there are two exams – the Foundation and Practitioner, candidates will have to appear for the two exams of 60 minutes & 150 minutes respectively.

Structure of APMG P3O Foundation Certification Exam:

  • Multiple Choice          
  • 50 questions per paper
  • 30 marks required out of total 50 [60%]
  • Duration – 40 minutes
  • Closed book

Structure of APMG P3O Practitioner Certification Exam:

  • Objective testing
  • 7 questions / total 70 marks
  • 35 marks required out of total 70 [50%]
  • Duration – 2.5 hours
  • Open book – Only use of P3O guide is permitted

All our trainers are well-experienced and ensure individual attention to every candidate appearing for the course. Our trainers follow a practical, scenario-based approach for training to boost the learning of applicants.

Vinsys is a reliable institute for all your training requirements. The major differentiating factor of the P3O trainings at Vinsys is that we focus more on the practical applications of the course principles, techniques and methodologies as the candidates’ scenario-based understanding is more important than theoretical concepts.

Vinsys also has trained more than 100k professionals on P3O which makes it one of the best training institutes for P3O.

P3O has spread its wings to a myriad of sectors and industries due to its high versatile applications and supremacy over other portfolio management methods. It is in huge demand majorly in the financial, government, and the oil & gas sectors.

With the P3O credential, you will be able to efficiently demonstrate your professional ability to manage resources and portfolios, develop risk models, foster decision making, enhance your employability prospects and bring about a transformational change in your organization.

The P3O Certification adds diversity to your profile and makes your resume eligible for the most sought-after job roles in the market that also carry a heavy weightage with regards to salary benefits.

After attaining the P3O certification, you can occupy any of the following positions:

  • Project Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Senior Project Manager
  • Programme Coordinator
  • Programme Manager
  • Programme Director
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Portfolio Director
  • PMO Coordinator
  • PMO Analyst
  • PMO Manager
  • Project Planner
  • Business Analyst
  • Risk Manager
  • Project Estimator
  • Benefits Analyst
  • Quality Analyst