Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)®

Project Management

Your organization does the work right. But does it do the right work? As a portfolio manager, your role is essential to ensuring that the answer is “Yes.”

Formal portfolio management is the most effective way to implement strategic initiatives because it bridges the gap between strategy and implementation. Organizations that are effective in portfolio management had 62 percent of products meet or exceed expected ROI according to our 2012 Pulse of the Profession® research. Portfolio managers align projects, programs and operations with strategic objectives, investing resources in the right work to deliver the expected value.

The Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)® signifies your advanced competency in the coordinated management of one or more portfolios to achieve strategic objectives. Organizations with mature project portfolio management practices complete 35 percent more of their programs successfully. They fail less often and waste less money according to our 2015 thought leadership report, Delivering on Strategy: The Power of Project Portfolio Management.

  • Education and Experience
  • Panel Review
  • Exam
  • Training

PMI Member: $800
PMI Non-Member: $1,000

Exam Details

170 multiple choice questions over 4 hours proctored at Prometric testing facility

Exam questions based on PfMP Exam Content Outline

Required Education

Secondary degree (high school or equivalent)

Four-year degree (bachelor's degree or equivalent)

Required Experience

8 years of professional business experience; 10,500 hours of portfolio management experience


8 years of professional business experience; 6,000 hours of portfolio management experience

Other Requirement Details

Comply wth PMI Code of Ethics (


60 PDUs/3 years

Must be compliant with PMI Talent Triangle (