PMP Announcements and Career Update

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition  will be released in September 2017.

We frequently update the content in our standards and guides to reflect the current state of the profession.

Three PMI standards will be updated this year, including release of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition in September.

Important Note

The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) is based solely on the PMBOK Guide and tests knowledge and understanding of its concepts, tools and techniques. For that reason an entirely new Exam Content Outline and exam for the CAPM will be released that reflects the PMBOK Guide – Sixth Edition.

Certification exam update respective to PMBOK GUIDE Sixth edition updates will commence early in 2018.

A new standard and a new practice guide will also be introduced in 2017.

The other certifications utilize many references to create exam content, therefore the updates for these exams will focus on harmonizing terminology between the publication and exam.

Publication      PDF Released      Print Released       Exam Update

The PMBOK® Guide   September 2017               September 2017                      Q1 2018 (PMP)®
Sixth Edition                                                                                                        Q2 2018 (CAPM)

The Agile Practice       September 2017                September 2017                  Q1 2018 (PMI-ACP)
Guide

The Standard for                  Q3 2017                               Q4 2017                      Q1 2018 (PgMP)®
Program Management– 
Fourth Edition

The Standard for                  Q4 2017                               Q4 2017                       Q1 2018 (PfMP)®
Portfolio Management  
Fourth Edition

The PMI Guide to                   Q4 2017                              Q4 2017                         To be scheduled Business Analysis                                                                                                         (PMI-PBA)®
(Includes the Standard
for Business Analysis)

(Please note: Dates are subject to change)