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APMG International Earned Value™ Foundation & Practitioner Classroom

This five-day classroom course helps prepare you for the Earned Value Management Foundation and Practitioner exams.

Course overview

About the course

The Earned Value Management Foundation is a good practice approach used for the planning, management and control of projects and programmes. The Earned Value Management Foundation qualification is designed to determine if an individual’s knowledge of Earned Value is sufficient to allow the individual to contribute to the formal process of Earned Value Management. The Earned Value Management Practitioner qualification has been designed to confirm whether an individual has achieved sufficient understanding of the theory and application of Earned Value Management to allow them to work successfully in an Earned Value Management environment.


This is a five-day classroom course that helps prepare you for the EVM Foundation and Practitioner examinations.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the concepts of earned value
  • Select and deploy earned value formulae
  • Describe the earned value process
  • Explain different levels of system review
  • Establish a performance measurement baseline for a project
  • Design and evaluate earned value data collection processes for a specific project
  • Interpret earned value data for a given scenario and make recommendations on appropriate action
  • Manage changes to a performance measurement baseline appropriately
  • Allow for risk in the planning, execution, and evaluation of an earned value project
  • Apply methods to review the integrity, validity, and performance of an earned value management system


This course covers the following:

  • Introduction to Earned Value Management
  • Definition of scope
  • Planning
  • Data collection
  • Analysis, review, and action
  • Change management
  • Risk management
  • System review
  • Learn from experience

This is a five-day classroom course that includes:

  • All accompanying course material
  • The official EVM hardcopy manual
  • The cost of the EVM Foundation and Practitioner examinations (valid for 12 months from purchase date. Exams must be taken online via remote proctor)

Optional extra

  • Pass Protect exam insurance - A cost effective solution, providing insurance and peace of mind if things don’t go to plan with your first exam attempt. For more information and terms and conditions click here

Exams are taken online via remote proctor. Two weeks prior to course commencement ILX will arrange for an exam voucher to be issued. You will then be able to book a suitable time after your  classroom event has finished to undertake your exam.

Note: You are responsible for booking your own exam. 

Exam format

The format of the Foundation exam is as follows:

  • Multiple choice
  • 40 questions per paper
  • 26 marks or more required to pass (out of 40 available) - 65%
  • 60 minutes duration
  • Closed book
  • Calculator allowed

The format of the Practitioner exam is as follows:

  • Objective testing
  • 4 questions per paper, 20 marks available per question
  • 40 marks or more required to pass (out of 80 available) - 50%
  • Three hours duration
  • Open book (Earned Value Management Handbook)
  • Calculators allowed

This is course is for anyone who needs a better understanding of the elements of EVM and people who have worked and are working in an Earned Value Management environment for a period of two years. This audience will include a wide range of people working on earned value-based projects including but not limited to:

  • Project Managers
  • Control Account Managers
  • Project planners
  • Project analysts
  • Department heads
  • Managers

There are no formal prerequisites for the Foundation exam, however this course is ideally for individuals who understand the Earned Value Management APM guidelines, and who are currently actively involved, or are likely to be actively involved, in an Earned Value project environment.

To sit the Practitioner exam, you must have passed the EVM Foundation examination.

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