Do I need to be a PMI member to become certified?
No, you do not need to be a PMI member to apply for one of the organization’s certifications.
Can I attempt the exam in any language aside from English?
No. Currently, PMI only offers this certification exam in English.
Where is the examination given?
You can choose to attempt the certification exam at an approved local Pearson VUE testing center or at home/office while monitored by an online proctor.
What does the PMI-RMP® certification exam cover?
The PMI-RMP® certification examination will cover the following domains, which are shown with an estimate percentage of questions you will receive:
- Risk Strategy and Planning (19–20%)
- Stakeholder Engagement (19–20%)
- Risk Process Facilitation (25–28%)
- Risk Monitoring and Reporting (19–20%)
- Perform Specialized Risk Analyses (14–16%)
What are pretest questions?
Pretest questions are 20 questions which do not count in your score. These are added to certification exams to help PMI monitor the performance of a question before including it permanently in its databank of test questions.
Will I need to fulfill requirements to maintain my certification?
Yes, you do. Holders of the PMI-RMP credential will need to have 30 PDUs per three-year cycle. These 30 PDUs should comprise of minimum 18 Education PDUs and maximum 12 Giving Back PDUs. Education PDUs are further broken down into minimum 4 Technical PDUs, 4 Leadership PDUs, 4 Strategic PDUs, and 6 PDUs from any area of the PMI Talent Triangle.
Can I retake my certification exam if I fail?
Yes, you can. In addition to your first attempt, you can re-take the exam two more times within your one-year eligibility period.