Download PMBOK Guide 7th Edition (PDF) - FREE for PMI Members

3 minute read    Updated:    Harwinder Singh

PMBOK Guide 7th Edition PDF Download for PMP and CAPM Certification

PMBOK 7th Edition PDF is available for download to all PMI Members for free. This edition of the guide reflects the evolving profession and enables you to get the job done and deliver value.

You need to login to the PMI website with your PMI user ID / password, to download the PMBOK Guide PDF. The PDF file is password-protected. You will be prompted for a password when you try to open it. In order to open the file, you will need to enter your PMI ( password.

Note: PMI User ID is different from your PMI Member ID (printed on your PMI membership card).

Download PMBOK Guide, Seventh Edition

Note: PMI members also get a 50% discount on the hard copy purchased through IPG.

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Instructions to Download PMBOK® Guide, 7th Edition PDF from PMI Website

Step 1 - Go to the Download Page

Go to the PMBOK 7th Edition download page. You’ll need to be signed in to the PMI website using your PMI account, and have an active PMI membership in order to see the download button.

If you are not logged in, the download button will be disabled, and you’ll see the Login button as shown below:

PMBOK Guide 7th Edition Download Page - Login Prompt

Step 2 - Login with PMI Credentials

Login with your PMI credentials if you are not already logged in.

PMI Login Page

Step 3 - Join PMI for Non-Members

After login, if you are not an active PMI Member, the download button will be disabled, and you’ll see Join PMI button as shown below:

PMBOK Guide 7th Edition Download Page - Join PMI

Step 4 - Download Button

If you are signed in and have an active PMI membership, you’ll see the download link.

Note: As of Aug 3, 2021, the PMBOK® Guide, 7th Edition is only available in English. The other translations are expected to be released later this month.

PMBOK Guide 7th Edition Download Button

Step 5 - Secure Download Page

Click the Download button to get to the Secure PDF Download page.</li>

Step 6 - Enter PMI Credentials to Download PDF

On the download page, enter your password and click on the Download button.

PMBOK Guide 7th Edition Secure PDF Download Page

Step 7 - Save PDF File on your device

When prompted, select “Save” to save the PDF to your device.

Download the Previous Edition

PMI members can still download the PMBOK® Guide, 6th Edition. Simply scroll down on the same page and you’ll see the section PMBOK® Guide - Sixth Edition with a drop down list for language selection, and a Download button.

PMBOK Guide 6th Edition PDF Download Button

Note that the downloaded guide is purely for your personal educational use. Any form of distribution of the PMBOK Guide is strictly prohibited by PMI. Since the release of the 6th Edition of the Guide in 2016, PMI has revised its terms of use to completely prohibit any form of printing of the Guide. Read Why can’t I Print the PMBOK Guide PDF? for details.

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Harwinder Singh Avatar

Hi Jonah,

In this case, it’s best to contact PMI Customer Care (customercare @ pmi dot org) and have them address it. Especially if you have your PMI membership linked to that account, you need to get it resolved. They also have a live chat function that you could try.

Let me know if you need any other help.