download the pmbok guide free

You can download the PMBOK Guide Seventh Edition from the PMI website for free if you are a PMI member. The Seventh Edition is the latest version of the PMBOK Guide. It is a must-have guide for project-management professionals or anyone who aspires to become a PMP.

You can visit and log in using your credentials from the “Standards & Publications” section afterward. The PMI will ask you to enter the password again to download the guide. Once you validate your password, you can download the PMBOK Guide in PDF format.

The below is the direct download Link to the PMBOK Guide in PDF (for PMI Members)

Download the PMBOK Guide in PDF form

Below is the purchase link to the PMBOK Guide in hardcover (from Amazon)

Buy the PMBOK Guide Seventh Edition

Step-by-Step Guide to Download the PMBOK Guide (PDF)

Now, I will show you how you can download the PMBOK Guide in PDF format for free from the PMI website.

Visit and click on log in.

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Enter your user ID and password.

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After logging in, click on “Standards & Publications.”

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Then click on “Go to PMBOK Guide – Seventh Edition.”

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Now, you can select the language and click on download.

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After clicking the “Download” button, you will be asked to enter your password again, and your download will begin.

Note: My PMI membership has expired. That is why the above button is greyed out, and I see the message “Join PMI.”

Downloading the PMBOK Guide requires a paid membership. You can download the PMBOK Guide as many times as you want once you have subscribed to the paid PMI membership and for as long as you maintain your membership with the PMI.

Opening an account on and getting a PMI membership are different. Anybody can open a free account on the PMI website, but you must pay 139 USD to join PMI. I have written this blog post because many aspiring PMPs thought they could download the PMBOK Guide for free after opening an account with the site. So, they opened an account and tried to download the PMBOK Guide, and when they failed, they contacted me about the issue.


You can download the latest version of the PMBOK Guide for free after joining the PMI. You can access the guide and download all foundation standards, practice standards, and frameworks—which may save you hundreds of dollars!

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Fahad Usmani, PMP

I am Mohammad Fahad Usmani, B.E. PMP, PMI-RMP. I have been blogging on project management topics since 2011. To date, thousands of professionals have passed the PMP exam using my resources.