MoP ® Practitioner
(course code MOPP1)


Management of Portfolios (MoP) is a coordinated collection of strategic processes and decisions that provide a mechanism for organisations to understand, prioritise and balance the resources needed. It enables evaluation of the impact of projects, programmes and change initiatives to realise benefits as early as possible, whilst protecting 'business as usual'.

This course provides you with the knowledge to apply the principles, practices and techniques of portfolio management.

The MoP Combined course blends our Foundation course and Practitioner seminar. Each participant is first provided with a solid Foundation in MoP concepts, and is then advanced to a Practitioner understanding of how to apply Management of Portfolios guidance in practice.

Course Objectives

The Practitioner Seminar will enable delegates to demonstrate their ability to:

  • define the business case to get senior management approval for portfolio management;
  • plan the implementation of portfolio management;
  • select and adapt MoP principles, practices and techniques to suit different organizational environments;
  • evaluate examples of MoP information (including documents and role descriptions);
  • analyse the solutions adopted in relation to a given scenario.

Who Should Attend

This course is aimed at those involved in a range of formal and informal portfolio management roles encompassing investment decision making, project and programme delivery, and benefits realisation. It is relevant to all those involved in the selection and delivery of business change initiatives including: members of Management Boards and Directors of Change; Senior Responsible Owners (SROs); portfolio, programme, project, business change and benefits managers; and business case writers and project appraisers.


Candidates for the Practitioner exam must have previously passed the Foundation exam.

Course Content

The Practitioner Seminar is scenario based, and focuses on the application of MoP under different programme environments and scenarios. Review and revision sessions of all MoP elements are included throughout the training.

Delegates will work through a range of exercises and case studies in order to broaden and deepen their understanding of Portfolio Management and to prepare for the exam.

Certification Exams

The Practitioner Exam is a 3 hour objective testing open book (MoP Manual only) exam. The candidate must provide responses to questions presented in the following styles:

  • Classical multiple choice
  • Yes/No
  • Multiple response
  • Matching
  • Sequencing
  • Assertion/Reason

There are 80 question lines worth 1 mark each, so the maximum score for the exam is 80 marks. The candidate must score 40 (50%) or more marks to pass the exam. Candidates for the Practitioner Exam must have passed the Foundation Exam.

We conduct these exams on behalf of APMG. APMG's terms and conditions are outlined here.
Please note: Exam candidates must bring signed photo ID (passport, driving licence, etc.) as they will be asked to produce it by the invigilator prior to the exam.

Delivery Options and Fees

We offer a range of delivery styles and packages for this course. Please go to the Packages and Inclusions page to review the inclusions provided with each package.

Professional Development

Candidates who pass the Practitioner exam are entitled to style themselves "Registered MoP Practitioner" on CVs and business cards.

Registered MoP Practitioners are required to be re-registered within 3-5 years of their original certification. We offer an MoP Reregistration seminar.

Successful completion of this course may entitle you to professional development credits:

  • For PMI PDUs, check here.

Follow-on Courses

We recommend our Benefits Management and MoV value management courses.

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