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Everything you want to know about the PMI-RMP exam?

Q. What is the PMI-RMP exam?
A. The PMI-RMP (Project Management Institute – Risk Management Professional) recognizes individuals who provide expertise in the specialized area of assessing and identifying project risks along with preparing plans to mitigate threats and capitalize on opportunities.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the PMI-RMP exam?
A.There is no prerequisite required for this exam, as PMI-RMP is a stand-alone credential offered as part of PMI’s family of credentials.

Q. What certificate does it provide?
A. This exam provides the PMI-RMP certificate.

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?
A. You will be required to attempt approximately 170 multiple choice questions. About 20 of the questions, dispersed randomly throughout the examination, are pre-test (or un-scored) questions.

Q. What is the duration of the test?
A. Users are required to attempt all questions in 210 minutes (three and a half hour duration).

Q. What is the passing score?
A. The passing score for all PMI credentials examination is determined by sound psychometric analysis.

Q. What is the test retake policy?
A. Candidates are granted a one-year eligibility window. Candidates have a maximum of three attempts to receive a passing score on the PMI-RMP examination within the one-year eligibility period. After the third unsuccessful attempt, candidates will have to wait one year before re-applying for the credential and retaking the examination. Candidates must submit a re-examination form before each attempt along with the re-examination fee.

Q. Why should I become certified?
A. Project risk management practitioners provide knowledge in the specific area of assessing and identifying project risks along with plans to mitigate threats and capitalize on opportunities. Project risk management professionals should be known for their knowledge, skills, and experience in this specialized area of project risk management.

Q. What can I expect in the PMI-RMP exam?
A. You will be required to attempt approximately 170 multiple choice questions. About 20 of the questions, dispersed randomly throughout the examination, are pre-test (or un-scored) questions.

Q. What are the code languages available for the PMI-RMP exam?
A. The PMI-RMP examination is administered in English only.

Q. What skills are measured in the PMI-RMP exam?
A. The exam PMI-RMP tests the ability of a candidate of configuring project risks, communicating the risks, managing the risk plans, governing risks, configuring risk reponses, and configuring risk analysis.

Q. Where can I take the test?
A.The PMI-RMP examination will be offered globally at Prometric Testing Centers that offer other PMI examinations.

Q. How do I register for an PMI-RMP exam?
A. The application is available online. You also have the option to download the application, fill it out, and send it to PMI via postal mail.

Q. What is the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program?
A. To assure CCR program necessities and maintain an active credential holder status, individuals who have attained the PMI-RMP credential must grow and report a minimum of 30 professional development units (PDUs) during each three-year CCR cycle. The credential holder needs to complete an Application for Certification Renewal, remit payment of the renewal fee, and reaffirm the appropriate Code of Professional Conduct.

Q. What are the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) for this credential?
A. PMI-RMP credential holders are required to attain no less than 30 professional development units (PDUs) during each three-year renewal cycle.

Q. How do I locate a testing center?
A. Tests are conducted at your local Prometric testing center, where you will take a computer-based test. Paper-based tests are reserved for those who live 186.5 miles or greater away from the nearest testing center. To locate a testing center near you, visit prometric.com.

Q. How can I schedule, reschedule, cancel, or confirm the exam?
A. Candidate applications are valid for one year from the date of application approval. If a candidate allows his or her eligibility to lapse, he or she must re-apply.

Q. What can I expect from PMI if I pass the PMI-RMP exam?
A. After you pass the exam, you may immediately use the credential after your name (for example, Richard Luther, PMI-RMP). Your name will also appear in the PMI Online Registry. Credential holders will receive a package of information with a certificate, letter, and credential holder card in the mail.