Publication and Exam Updates

In 2017, we launched updated versions of three of our foundational standards, a new practice guide on agile and a new foundational standard on Business Analysis. As a result, in 2018, we are updating the corresponding certification exams to ensure the language and terms remain in sync with the updated standards.

We update our foundational standards every five years to reflect the evolving state of the profession. We also launch new standards when necessary to reflect emerging practice areas.

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. Therefore, a new Exam Content Outline will be released that reflects the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition.

Publication Released Exam Update
PMBOK® Guide
Sixth Edition
6 September 2017 26 March 2018 (PMP)®
21 May 2018 (CAPM)®
Agile Practice Guide 6 September 2017 26 March 2018 (PMI-ACP)®
The Standard for Program Management
Fourth Edition
29 September 2017 25 June 2018 (PgMP)®
The Standard for Portfolio Management
Fourth Edition
30 October 2017 No exam update at this time (PfMP)®
The PMI Guide to Business Analysis
(Includes the Standard for Business Analysis)
30 November 2017 25 June 2018 (PMI-PBA)®

(Please note: Dates are subject to change)