PMI Risk Management Professional
(PMI-RMP)®

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PMI’s Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)® credential is a solution to project management’s increasing growth, complexity and diversity. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMI-RMP® fills the need for a specialist role in project risk management.

It recognizes your unique expertise and competency in assessing and identifying project risks, mitigating threats and capitalizing on opportunities, while still possessing a core knowledge and practical application in all areas of project management.

Who should apply

The risk management specialist role on project teams is becoming more important to an organization's success. Be an asset to your organization. Hone your basic project management skills and showcase your specialized expertise in minimizing risk to employers with the PMI-RMP credential.

Risk Management Certification Requirements

To apply for the PMI-RMP, you need to have either:

  • A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or the global equivalent), with at least 4,500 hours of project risk management experience and 40 hours of project risk management education.

    OR
  • A four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent), with at least 3,000 hours of project risk management experience and 30 hours of project risk management education.

This is an overview of the requirements. For complete details regarding the PMI-RMP eligibility requirements, please view the PMI-RMP Handbook for further details.

How to apply and prepare for the exam

Maintain Your PMI-RMP Certification

As part of PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements program, a PMI-RMP credential holder will need to earn 30 PDUs in the specialized area of project risk management per three-year cycle. To learn more about the program, what are PDUs, how to earn and claim them, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to renew your certification, watch the CCR video. You can also reference the latest PMI-RMP Handbook found on PMI.org.

If you’re ready to report your activities, visit PMI’s online CCR system to report PDUs and view your certification records. You can download a printable PDU activity reporting form.

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