PgMP Exam Guidance


To earn your Program Management Professional (PgMP)® credential, you need to meet the experience and education requirements, and pass the panel review, the multiple-choice examination and the Multi-rater Assessment (MRA). Regardless of how advanced your program management experience or education might be, you should still prepare vigorously for the exam.

Successful PgMP candidates typically use multiple study aids — including courses, self-study and study groups — and will spend many hours to prepare. Make sure you leave yourself plenty of preparation time before you take the multiple-choice exam.

Tips to Help You Prepare for the Exam

  • Review the PgMP credential handbook.
  • Review PgMP Exam Content Outline.
  • Test yourself with PgMP Sample Questions.
  • Enroll in a formal study course offered by PMI chapters or accredited Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s). You can also review self-study books published by R.E.P.s and other reputable training organizations.
  • Form a study group with colleagues or friends; you can meet in person or virtually.
  • Review The Standard for Program Management.
  • Read current titles in project management. A good source of current titles used in PgMP examination development is PMI eReads & Reference, a PMI member benefit that provides full online access to more than 250 complete, unabridged project management books.
  • Review the latest edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).