pmi risk management professional (pmi-rmp)®

with your advanced skills in risk management, you perform a specialized function attuned to the needs of a project environment that is increasingly global, virtual and complex. 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.

if you’re ready for greater recognition, the pmi-rmp will validate your specialized expertise and help you stand out to employers, stakeholders and peers.

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who should apply?

if you have advanced knowledge and experience in risk management, or if you are a project manager focused on project risk management, including for large projects and/or complex environments, then the pmi-rmp® is an excellent choice for you. 

gain and maintain your pmi-rmp

  • the certification exam has 170 multiple-choice questions and you have 3.5 hours to complete it.
  • to maintain your pmi-rmp, you must earn 30 professional development units (pdus) in risk management topics every three years.


member: us$520.00
non-member: us$670.00


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


  • four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 3,000 hours of project risk management experience
  • 30 hours of project risk management education

this information is an overview of the eligibility requirements. for complete details, see the pmi-rmp handbook.

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