P3O® Foundation

The Certifeka P3O® Foundation course provides students with sufficient knowledge and understanding of P3O® guidance to interact effectively with, or act as an informed member of, an office within a P3O® model.

For Groups

  • For groups of 3 or more students/colleagues who need certification.
  • Tailored courses and customized learning times to suit specific requirements.
  • Self-Paced, Online Classroom and In-person options available.
  • Access to highly-trained P3O® instructors & great networking opportunities.

For Enterprise

  • Bespoke certification training for businesses of all sizes.
  • Work with Certifeka to create a learning solution that fits specific requirements.
  • Intuitive learning management system dashboard for enhanced reporting, tracking of employee progress and overall ROI.
  • Enriched culture-building training experience.

Learning Methods

  • Online Classroom

    Provides real-time personalized learning with live instructors.

    For groups of 3 or more – to log in at set times and work through the course material with a P3O® expert.

    The benefits of collaborative classroom-based learning from the comfort of any device.


  • Bootcamp

    Provides personalized training with an experienced instructor.

    Designed for groups of 3 or more – great for networking – to learn in a classroom environment where students are taught by P3O® experts in person.

About The P3O® Foundation Training Course

P3O® is the Axelos standard for designing decision-making processes regarding changes in organizations. P3O® provides a guideline for the design of portfolio, program, and project offices in organizations. This course prepares students with the skills and knowledge to implement a P3O® model in their own organization, as well as preparing them for the exam. The available learning methods – Online Classroom & Bootcamp – leverages practical case-studies and scenarios to help students understand.



Key Learning Features

During the course, students will learn how to:

  • 1 Define a high-level P3O® model and its component offices.
  • 2 List the component offices in a P3O® model.
  • 3 Differentiate between Portfolio, Program, and Project Management.
  • 4 List the key functions and services of a P3O®
  • 5 List the reasons for establishing a P3O® model.
  • 6 Compare different types of P3O® model.
  • 7 List the factors that influence selection of the most appropriate P3O® model for an organization.
  • 8 Define the processes to implement or re-energize a P3O®.

Course Audience

For professionals who:

  • Need to understand the terminology and concepts underpinning P3O®.
  • Aspire to join a portfolio, program, or project office environment.
  • Are new to a portfolio, program, or project office environment.

Course Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites.

Exam prerequisites

  • Students are recommended to complete the P3O® training course from an accredited provider.

Exam Details

60 Minutes
75 Multiple Choice Questions
Closed Book Exam
50% Pass Score
Paper/Web Based

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Does Certifeka provide the exam?

Certifeka provides the voucher for the exam and assists in the exam application process.

Where is the exam?

The exam can be taken either: in the classroom, on the last day of the course; or online, at the student’s convenience.

When is the exam?

Exams can be taken on the last day of the course, or at an arranged time convenient for the student.

How long is my voucher valid for?

Exam vouchers are valid for six months from the date of issuance.

When do I need to register for the exam?

The examination can be scheduled at your convenience. Once you are ready to take the

exam, contact us and you will receive an exam voucher code.

How do I download the exam application?

When necessary, we will help with the exam application download.


P3O® is a [registered] trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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