Can I Download the PMBOK Guide in PDF Format Free of Cost After Registering for a PMI Membership?

Yes, you can download the latest version of the PMBOK Guide from the PMI website in PDF format free of cost, once you become a member of PMI by paying the 129 USD membership fee.

As a member of PMI, it is free for you as long as you maintain your membership with PMI.

In addition to the PMBOK Guide, there are many other Foundational Standards, Practice Standards and Frameworks available for you to download free of charge.

These standards and frameworks are as follows:

Foundational Standards

  • Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3®)
  • The Standard for Program Management
  • The Standard for Portfolio Management.

Practice Standards and Frameworks

  • Practice Standard for Project Risk Management
  • Practice Standard for Earned Value Management
  • Practice Standard for Project Configuration Management
  • Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures
  • Practice Standard for Scheduling
  • Practice Standard for Project Estimating
  • Project Manager Competency Development Framework.

Visit benefits of PMI membership to read more about the benefits of PMI membership.


  1. says

    You can download material and read lot of online material but not if you are just the " member of the website ", you will have to pay US $ 129 to be full fledged member of PMI .You will get lots of information, discounts,. including that on the PMP exam fee .You will get periodicals by email or snail mail and participate in lots of activity happening around the project management body of Knowledge. It is more worth than the cost you pay.

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