PMI® Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)
The PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)® highlights your ability to identify and assess project risks, mitigate threats and capitalize on opportunities. In this capacity, you enhance and protect the needs of your organization.
Gaining distinction as a PMI-RMP® sets you apart from other professionals and brings credit to your organization. Eighty-three percent of organizations that are high performers in project management practice risk management frequently while just 49 percent of low performers do so. The practice contributes to a handsome payoff: high performers meet their goals 2.5 times more often and waste 13 times less money than low performers, as found by our 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report.
Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or the global equivalent) 36 months of project risk management experience within the last 5 years 40 hours of project risk management education OR Four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent) 24 months of project risk management experience within the last 5 years 30 hours of project risk management education
Domain 1: Risk Strategy and Planning – (22% Exam Weightage)
Task 1: Perform a preliminary document analysis
Task 2: Assess project environment for threats and opportunities
Task 3: Confirm risk thresholds based on risk appetites
Task 4: Establish risk management strategy
Task 5: Document the risk management plan
Task 6: Plan and lead risk management activities with stakeholders
Domain 2: Risk Identification – (23% Exam Weightage)
Task 1: Conduct risk identification exercises
Task 2: Examine assumption and constraint analyses
Task 3: Document risk triggers and thresholds based on context/environment
Task 4: Develop risk register
Domain 3: Risk Analysis – (23% Exam Weightage)
Task 1: Perform qualitative analysis
Task 2: Perform quantitative analysis
Task 3: Identify threats and opportunities
Domain 4: Domain IV Risk Response – (13% Exam Weightage)
Task 1: Plan risk response
Task 2: Implement risk response
Domain 5: Monitor and Close Risks – (19% Exam Weightage)
Task 1: Gather and analyze performance data
Task 2: Monitor residual & secondary risks
Task 3: Provide information required to update relevant project documents
Task 4: Monitor project risk levels
- PMI pre-authorized 30 contact hours (PDUs) Project Risks Management Education completion certificate.
- Student study materials for exam preparation.
- PMP application filing service and 100% application approval guaranteed.
- Mock test closely aligned to new PMI-RMP exam.
- Video recorded sessions for post-training concept revision.
- Gap assessment sessions until you clear your certification exam.
1. Fulfill Eligibility Criteria
All PMI certifications require you to meet domain experience levels, educational levels or both before you apply. You will need to provide us with the details of this experience and/or education, so it’s best to gather and prepare this information before you open the application.
To find out the eligibility requirements, consult the handbook for the certification that interests you. Each one has unique eligibility criteria.
2. Complete Application
Once you’ve determined you meet the eligibility criteria, it’s time to apply. Collect the following information and then use our online certification system to guide you through the process.
Contact information — email, address, phone number
Education attained — school attended, level of education attained, degree date
Domain experience — details of the projects, programs, portfolios you’ve worked on including qualifying hours, dates of employment, role, organization details, reference, and experience summary
Domain education — names of courses completed, institutions attended, dates, qualifying hours
Once you open an application, it will remain active for 90 days after which time it will close.
Tip: To complete the application quickly, gather all of the information and documentation you need before opening it. Otherwise, it will likely take you multiple sessions to complete.
3. Application Review
Once we receive your application, we’ll verify that you meet the eligibility criteria and that your experience and/or education is valid and consistent with the guidelines stated in the certification handbook.
Typically the application review period will take 5–10 days, depending on the certification. Once it’s complete, we’ll email you to move on to the next step.
If we have any questions or issues with your application, we’ll email you further instructions and direction.
For each certification, a specified percentage of applications are randomly selected for audit. PMI conducts application audits to confirm the experience and/or education documented on certification applications.
The purpose of the audit is to enhance the credibility of the certification program and of the certification holders. Read Frequently Asked Questions about the application audit process.
Program Management Professional (PgMP)® and Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)® applications include an additional step of panel review. Once we have completed the initial review, a panel of PMI certification holders will evaluate your experience summaries to confirm your qualification.
After we notify you that your application is approved, it’s time to provide payment so you can move to the final stage. The fastest and easiest way to pay is through our online certification system.
Once payment is received, we’ll email you an eligibility number that you’ll use to schedule your exam appointment. You are eligible for one year, and you may take the exam up to three times during that year.
5. Schedule Exam Appointment
Once you are eligible, PMI will e-mail you exam scheduling instructions with your eligibility code, which you will need when scheduling your exam appointment. You can schedule your exam appointment online or by telephone. Full details can be found in the certification handbook and within the examination scheduling instructions. Then all that’s left is to take the exam.