Project Management Institute

PfMP Exam Guidance


PMI is committed to the safety and well-being of our global community. Resulting from COVID-19, there have been significant changes to certification testing that may impact you. Please refer to our COVID-19 page for the most up to date information and guidance.

At this time we are experiencing a surge in applications for Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)®. We ask for your patience as the panel review process may currently take up to 60 days to complete. Our service always continues to remain our top priority, and we continue to look forward to supporting you now and into the future.

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To earn your PfMP credential, you need to meet the experience requirements and pass both the panel review and PfMP examination, a 170-question, multiple-choice exam.

Regardless of how advanced your portfolio management experience might be, you should still prepare vigorously for the exam. Typically the use of multiple study aids — including courses, self-study and study groups — have been beneficial. It can take many hours to prepare, so make sure you leave yourself plenty of preparation time before you take the exam.

Tips to Prepare for the Exam