As of December 2000 the PRINCE2 Examinations at Practitioner level gave candidates a PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner status. You will need to take the Re-Registration Examination between 3 and 5 years after the date shown on your original certificate in order to maintain your status as a Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner. If you do not take the Re-registration exam within this timeframe then you will lose your 'registered' status. Please note that you are then not required to sit the Practitioner examination again - you can still sit the Re-registration exam.
For Candidates that took the PRINCE2 Practitioners Examination prior December 2000, the Re-Registration exam does not need to be taken, although the APM Group would highly recommend that these candidates take the Re-Registration exam to keep their knowledge up to date with the latest PRINCE2 information and to gain current status as a Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner.
The examination can be taken at Quanta along with a refresher course on PRINCE2 and you will sit the examination at the end of this.
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.
No – all certificates are valid for the registration period indicated on them, and exams do not have to be retaken outside of the normal re-registration cycle.
Any examination taken with the 2005 version of the manual will remain valid. Therefore if you have taken the PRINCE2 2005 Foundation exam, you can still take the PRINCE2 2009 Practitioner exam, although you will need to study from the 2009 manual for the Practitioner exam, which you can buy from the Quanta Bookshop.
APMG do not expect that any investment in training on previous PRINCE2 versions will be lost as it is still a valid and productive methodology for the management of projects. The refresh of the manual is exactly that - a refresh to update and make minor improvements to the methodology and not to re-write it, so there is no danger of PRINCE2 2005 being considered outdated or invalid.
Users of the 2005 version are under no obligation to update to the 2009 version, though of course may do so if they so wish. Candidates who have previously taken the 2005 Practitioner Exam, and wish to undertake a Re-Registration Exam, will have to take the 2009 Re-Registration exam, since the retirement of the 2005 exams on 2 April 2010.