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P3O (PMO) Foundation Training and Certification

The P3O® Foundation Course covers the whole of the syllabus of P3O Foundation level and prepares participants for the P3O Foundation Examination. This level aims to measure whether a candidate could act as an informed member of a P3O.
To this end they need to show they understand the principles and terminology of the guide.

The P3O Foundation is a three day course, delivered as a classroom event and is designed for people who require a general level of P3O understanding. The training provides knowledge about best practice models to align their current portfolio, program or project office or centre of excellence.

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Following the completion of the course participants should:

  • Be able to describe the high-level P3O model and know the differences between Portfolio, Programme and Project Management
  • Know the arguments for establishing a P3O model and measuring its success
  • Describe the purpose and major content of all roles
  • State the key functions and services of a P3O
  • Describe tools and techniques used by a P3O
  • Know how to develop a governance structure that helps optimize an organization’s investment in change alongside its Business as Usual work

Target audience

  • Aspirant Project/Programme Managers
  • Senior Project/Programme Managers
  • PM Office Members
  • Senior Managers
  • Individuals newly-appointed to portfolio, programme or project office roles or those wishing to gain formal qualifications after some support office experience.
  • The course would be of benefit to those aspiring to a more senior role.

P3O Foundation Exam

  • 1 hour
  • 75 questions
  • Multiple choice
  • 50% pass mark
  • Closed book

Upon successful completion of the exam and following confirmation of the results, the participants will receive a unique, secure and auditable electronic certificate from PEOPLECERT.


It is desirable but not essential that participants have some experience in working on projects/programmes. Pre-read material will be sent by courier to each participant prior to the event and is expected to be fully read before attending the cours.


The following course material is included for this event:

  • Pre-Event Study Materials

The event preparation materials include the P3O Manual and a structured Pre-Event Study Guide

  • P3O Foundation Event Handout

This handout contains case studies, exercises and solutions, the P3O Glossary, a number of Foundation test-exams and hints & tips for the Foundation Examination.

Why choose QRP?

  1. Prepare more efficiently with our pre-course study guide available online
  2. Receive the latest version of the the official P3O manual ‘Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices: P3O’ in advance
  3. Save money, our prices include pre-course material, manuals, exams and certificate.
  4. Achieve practical applications with results that make sense for you thanks to our customized caste study and exercices.
  5. Get practical examples of PMO experience, all our trainers have 15+ years experience in setting up and working in various PMOs structures in a wide range of private and public sector organisations.
  6. Get it right, our training course is fully accredited by PEOPLECERT!
  7. Just Relax, we have a 98,2% pass rate on the P3O Foundation exam! At QRP International we promise to provide the highest level of training and service to help you gain your P3O certification. We’re confident that you’ll pass your Foundation exam at the first attempt with us and If you don’t, we will let you take the course a second time at no cost, you will just have to pay your resit exam fee

Do you have more than 2 participants interested in that course? Ask for our multiple discount rate
Do you need to adapt the course to your organization? Look at our customized solution

Already P3O Foundation certified?

Check our P3O Practitioner Course

Need a Full P3O Course?

Check our P3O Combi Course

Virtual Course Calendar

QRP International organises a fully accredited Virtual P3O Foundation Training.

P3O - Foundation4 half daysEnglish7-8-9-10 June 2021Virtual1450Book now

Classroom Course Calendar

QRP International organises fully accredited P3O Foundation Training in Luxembourg.

P3O - Foundation3 daysEnglish7-8-9 June 2021Luxembourg1825Book now

5 Reasons to follow your P3O Foundation training with QRP

  • 1 +15 years’ experience
  • 2 +15.000 Delegates certified
  • 3 Official P3O Manual
  • 4 Pre-course study guide
  • 5 Strategic Partner of Axelos


Nothing makes us happier than hearing how happy we make you!

“This QRP training course on P3O provides guidance on how to equip organizations with the structures, services, tools and techniques it needs to ensure consistent successful delivery of programmes and projects across the organization. The main focus is on implementing a P3O as a programme using the MSP methodology. When improving a P3O as a project, problems can arise when the capability is delivered but is not exploited effectively. This is a worthwhile study, but not to be taken lightly”

Tony Vynckier

Finance & Admin Director @ PLUS Uitzendkrachten, Belgium

“QRP international offers adequate range of training services and knowledge level of professionals trainers inline with its customers business expectations. On top of a high level of quality for project, program, portfolio and change management training programs, QRP offers the flexibility that its customers wait for. I appreciate the service level that QRP support team proposed to me.”

Thierry Soleil

Owner @ StarPlanPMO, Belgium

“I followed the P3O training course provided by QRP and found exactly what I was looking after since almost 2 years. This training is a perfect complement to PRINCE2 and MSP when you start thinking about establishing a permanent office dealing with strategy and transformation. It has provided me the missing part of the Project Programme and Portfolio Management puzzle and a very good methodology to start engaging with my Senior Management”

Patrick Castaings

Head Portfolio and Programme Office @ NATO, Belgium

Discover our Additional Services

In addition to traditional training, we provide a complete solution to ensure that the standards of the method are embedded and customised to your business environment.


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