PMI-RMP® Exam Updates

Coming Soon.

The PMI-RMP exam is being updated!

Distinguish yourself as a Risk Project Management Professional equipped to help organizations navigate the unique challenges of today with PMI's updated Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) Certification.


About the Upcoming Changes to the PMI-RMP

The PMI-RMP exam is evolving to meet today’s demands of the profession, organizations and you.

The new PMI-RMP exam will cover updated terminology and processes, as well as enterprise-level risks the candidate needs to be knowledgeable about to be successful in project risk management. While the exam will have the same number of questions and will be approximately the same length, it will have new multiple select questions. Predictive, agile, and hybrid approaches will be found throughout the tested domains. Lastly, upon the release of the updated exam expected in April 2022, candidates will have the option to take the exam in either English or Arabic. 

The new exam covers the following five domains:

  • Risk Strategy and Planning
  • Risk Identification
  • Risk Analysis
  • Risk Response
  • Monitor and Close Risks

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Exam Updates Timeline

  • 6 October 2021: Registration is open for candidates who wish to participate in the December pilot exam. Please note, candidates can still register for the current exam.
  • December 2021: Pilot exams scheduled are taken.
  • April 2022: The current exam is retired and can no longer be scheduled or taken. The updated exam is then available for all candidates, in both English or Arabic.

PMI-RMP Pilot Exam Information

Every time PMI prepares to launch a new exam, we offer candidates the opportunity to take the new exam before it launches as part of our exam pilot program, a critical step in launching a new exam. Candidates who opt to take the PMI-RMP pilot exam are the first professionals to see the new exam.

In addition to being the first to see the new exam, PMI-RMP candidates who opt to take the pilot exam will receive a 20% rebate and one free re-take of the new exam if they do not pass the pilot exam. The re-take will be available after the April 2022 release. Candidates will not receive their scores automatically; they may wait 1-2 months before receiving their score. Candidates will receive their rebate approximately 6 weeks after the close of the pilot.

The PMI-RMP pilot exam will only be available in English. When the exam is fully released in April 2022, it will also be offered in Arabic. The pilot exam will be available via center-based testing (CBT) and online proctored testing (OPT).

The new PMI-RMP Exam Content Outline document is available to the right. This will include all the domains, tasks, and enablers tested on the exam. It will also include a list of suggested reference materials to study for the updated exam. 

Participating in the PMI-RMP Pilot Exam

Starting 6 October 2021, candidates whose applications have been accepted can begin to schedule to take the PMI-RMP pilot exam. Please note, the pilot exam will only be available to take during the month of December 2021.

If you have an approved application but have not paid for or scheduled your exam:

Step 1: Log into MyPMI. Go to your Dashboard and find your PMI-RMP Certification and click on “Pay for Exam”. During this process, you will see two choices: PMI-RMP Pilot Exam or Current Exam. Select “PMI-RMP Pilot” and continue to checkout and order placement. 

Step 2: To schedule your exam, return to your Dashboard, find your PMI-RMP Certification and click on “Schedule Exam” (note – you may have to wait a few minutes after purchase for this to appear). Select if you wish to take the exam via OPT (at home) or CBT (at a testing center). Select the date and time in December 2021 of your choice and schedule your exam.

If you have an approved application and previously paid for or scheduled the current exam, but wish to take the pilot exam:

Please contact Customer Care at [email protected] 

They will be able to cancel your current exam without any penalty fees and assign you to the PMI-RMP pilot exam. Once that is complete, please continue to Step 2, above.

If you haven’t submitted an application yet:

Click on the purple link on the upper right of the PMI-RMP page (under the video) that says, “Apply for PMI-RMP Certification”. Log into your MyPMI (or create an account) and fill out and submit your application. Once your application is approved, follow Steps 1 and 2 above.