AXELOS ProPath Certification Scheme

Say hello to professional progress with ProPath, a collection of the world’s most powerful project, programme and portfolio best practice certifications, for those serious about meaningful organisational change.

The all-new AXELOS ProPath brings together the world’s leading project, programme, and portfolio best practice certifications for the breadth of skills you need to deliver meaningful organisational change, one powerful step at a time.

The ProPath Certification Routes

There are three ProPath routes to choose from:

  • ProPath Agile Project Expert
  • ProPath Project Expert
  • ProPath Programme Leader

ProPath Agile Project Expert

Created for professionals that are passionate about the flexibility and responsiveness of Agile Project Management, ProPath Agile Project Expert provides the skills and guidance to help maximise benefits and manage risk, with agile delivery techniques.

Certifications Required:

  • PRINCE2® Agile Combined Foundation & Practitioner
  • MSP® Combined Foundation & Practitioner
  • M_o_R® Combined Foundation & Practitioner

ProPath Project Expert

Designed for Project Management Professionals that are looking for a holistic view of their projects, ProPath Project Expert strengthens the ability to deliver consistent results and helps maximise benefits and efficiencies, whilst managing risk.

Certifications Required:

  • PRINCE2® Combined Foundation & Practitioner
  • MSP® Combined Foundation & Practitioner
  • M_o_R® Combined Foundation & Practitioner

ProPath Programme Leader

Crafted for professionals that are looking to increase their ability to manage the complexities of multiple projects and programmes, whilst controlling the impact of risk and maintaining alignment with corporate strategy.

Certifications Required:

  • P3O® Combined Foundation & Practitioner
  • MSP® Combined Foundation & Practitioner
  • MoP® Combined Foundation & Practitioner

It All Starts With A Step

In these uncertain times, organisations are looking to individuals with proven skills to help them reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and make sound investments for the future.

And so now more than ever, it pays to extend the breadth and depth of your existing expertise, and demonstrate your commitment to best practice.

In short, those who embark on a ProPath journey will go further and achieve more.

The first step, is to choose your path…

ITIL 4 Certification


ITIL® 4 Managing Professional (ITIL® 4 MP, ITIL Professional Certification) targets IT practitioners working within technology and digital teams across businesses. The Managing Professional (MP) stream provides practical and technical knowledge about how to run successful IT projects, teams and workflows.

ITIL® 4 Strategic Leader (ITIL® 4 SL) stream recognizes the value of ITIL, not just for IT operations, but for all digitally-enabled services. Becoming an ITIL 4 Strategic Leader demonstrates that the you have a clear understanding of how IT influences and directs business strategy.


ITIL At The Heart of IT



ITIL 4 builds on the core guidance of previous versions to provide comprehensive, practical and proven guidance. It supports traditional service management activities, including incident management and continual improvement, but can also be aligned to technologies, such as Cloud, Automation, and AI.

ITIL also provides a common language for businesses and professionals using IT-enabled services.


ITIL 4 Certification Scheme

The certification scheme below is aligned with ITIL v3 and has been streamlined to provide clear paths for practitioners to continue their ITIL journey.  

There are four certification levels within the ITIL 4 scheme:

ITIL 4 Managing Professional Certification

Gear up and get ready for becoming an ITIL Managing Professional, by completing four practical training programs that help you become a well rounded and modern IT Service Management Professional.


ITIL 4 MP has been created for IT practitioners working within technology and digital teams across businesses.

The Managing Professional (MP) stream provides practical and technical knowledge about how to run successful IT enabled services, teams and workflows.


ITIL 4 Managing Professional (ITIL MP) is a stream of four modules that are part of ITIL 4, the next evolution of ITIL.

The four modules are:


To obtain the designation ITIL 4 Managing Professional or ITIL 4 Strategic Leader, the candidate must complete all modules in each stream, with ITIL Strategist being a universal module for both streams.

Already an ITIL Expert (or have obtained 17 credits)?

You can transition easily to become an ITIL 4 Managing Professional. Take the ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition Module.


ITIL 4 Strategic Leader

As An ITIL Strategic Leader (SL) You Recognize How ITIL Can Help Your Organization Accomplish The Digital Transformation Journey And Become A Digital Company.


ITIL SL recognizes the value of ITIL, not just for IT operations, but for all digitally-enabled services. Becoming an ITIL 4 Strategic Leader demonstrates that the you have a clear understanding of how IT influences and directs business strategy.

To obtain the designation ITIL 4 Managing Professional or ITIL 4 Strategic Leader, you must complete all modules in each stream, with ITIL Strategist Direct, Plan and Improve being a universal module for both streams.

After achieving the ITIL 4 Managing Professional designation, candidates would only need to complete the ITIL 4 Leader: Digital and IT Strategy module to achieve the ITIL 4 Strategic Leader designation.


ITIL4 Strategic Leader (ITIL SL) is a stream of two modules that are part of ITIL 4, the next evolution of ITIL.

The two modules are:


Master agility. Maintain control.

A fusion of agile and PRINCE2 – where flexibility and responsiveness combine with stakeholder confidence and tailored, relevant governance. Consisting of guidance, training and professional certification, PRINCE2 Agile explores the interface between some of the world’s most popular agile delivery techniques and project management fundamentals. Scrum, Kanban, Lean Start-up and PRINCE2 – all covered in one guide, one course and one certification.

How will PRINCE2 Agile help your projects deliver more value?

  1. Reassure stakeholders through the globally recognized name of PRINCE2 – explore agile delivery techniques whilst not forgetting necessary control to keep your stakeholders confident and engaged.
  2. Understand the risks and benefits of Agile delivery – learn how to qualify how much or how little Agile should be used on each project, providing a truly tailored approach to each project
  3. Deliver value quicker – using an iterative workflow that focuses on achieving value at each stage, or sprint.
  4. Collaborative and transparent working – through techniques and behaviours such as daily stand-up meeting and retrospective reviews.
  5. Engaged customers – through a customer-orientated approach that tests and learns, to deliver products and services the customer expects.

How will PRINCE2 Agile help you?

  1. Learn about the most popular Agile techniques on the market– including Scrum, Kanban, Lean Start-Up.
  2. Learn the global common language of project management – PRINCE2 Agile gives you the tools to deliver in an agile way, whilst understanding the terminology and processes of the world’s most adopted project management methodology.
  3. Understand how to adapt your approach to your project environment – Learn how to tailor the PRINCE2 themes and process to an agile project, and when and how to use agile techniques for each project.
  4. Enhance your CV with a globally-recognized agile project management certification that demonstrates your understanding of both PRINCE2 and agile.

Why agile?

Agile project management is a growing trend; Google reports a massive 250% increase in the search term ‘agile project management course’ in 2019. In the AXELOS PPM Benchmarking report over 75% of individuals claim to be working in an agile way, and the top benefit realized is ‘increased customer satisfaction’*.

Why get certified?

84% of individuals report that professional certification has increased their job efficiency, 79% say it’s made them more satisfied in the workplace and over half say it’s directly increased their salary** *AXELOS PPM Benchmark report, 2019