RISK MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL Certification Training FAQs in
Who should apply for the PMI-RMP credential?
Project team members responsible for assessing and identifying project risks while mitigating threats and capitalizing on opportunities.
Do I have to be a PMI Member to pursue the PMI-RMP credential?
No. Candidates do not have to be a PMI member.
Do I need to have any other PMI credential (e.g., CAPM or PMP) before I apply for the PMI-RMP?
No. There is no prerequisite certification for the PMI-RMP as this is a stand-alone offering.
If I already have a credential from PMI, can I still pursue the PMI-RMP?
Yes. You need to meet the eligibility requirements for the PMI-RMP. You can also apply the professional development units (PDUs) you earn for the PMI-RMP to maintain the PMP and PgMP credentials.
How can I apply for the PMI-RMP?
PMI encourages you to apply online although you can download a printable application from the website and mail it to PMI.
What supporting documentation should I send with my application?
None. You only need to submit supporting documentation for your education or work experience if your application is randomly selected for audit.
What is the process for earning the PMI-RMP?
Same as it is for other PMI credentials. All applications undergo an initial review for the completeness of information submitted about your education and work experience. Then, you can take the computer-based credential exam at your selected Prometric Testing Center located around the world. You must first pay the credential fee before you can schedule the exam. Upon passing the exam, you will earn the PMI-RMP.
Will the exam be available in translations?
Not at this time. The PMI-RMP exam is currently available only in English. Translations will be considered at a future date.
What happens after I pass the exam?
After you pass the exam, you may immediately use the credential after your name (e.g., John Doe, PMI-RMP) and your name will also appear in the PMI Online Credential Registry if you elect to be included into the registry. You will also receive a package containing your certificate and information on how to maintain your credential.
What do I do to maintain my credential?
As a credential holder, you participate in the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program. Under the CCR program, you are required to participate in professional development activities that afford you professional development units (PDUs).
You must earn and report a minimum of 30 PDUs during your three-year certification/CCR cycle to maintain an active certification status. The PDUs must be in the specialized area of project risk management to apply. If you take a general project management class, only the sections that pertain to project risk management can be applied towards the maintenance of the PMI-RMP credential.
Remember, if you hold the PMP or PgMP credential(s), you may apply the 30 PDUs used for the PMI-RMP toward the maintenance of the other two credentials.
Once you earn and report the required amount of PDUs, you need to complete an Application for Certification Renewal, reaffirm the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and the Certification Application/Renewal Agreement and submit payment of the renewal fee.