Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP®) Certification Prep Course

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The Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP®) Certification is the premier certification for project managers with a risk orientation or risk managers working extensively on projects.  The exam serves as a means to show a clear grasp of risk management practice in a project management context. As organizations seek to mature in project management, risk management becomes a logical next step in ensuring that projects are completed without putting individuals and organizations in danger. Risk management’s positive orientation opportunity is also a focus for true professionals seeking to optimize individual and organizational performance and outcomes.

The PMI-RMP is particularly suited to:

  • Project Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Functional Managers
  • C-Suite Executives

Earning the PMI-RMP assures that you have the expertise to:

  • Spot problems before they happen
  • Mitigate threats to project success
  • Master risk management fundamentals and techniques
  • Maximize results and meet deadlines
  • Leverage and create opportunities
  • Save resources for your project and organization

The PMI-RMP® exam now includes agile and hybrid environments, as well as enterprise-level risks all project managers need to consider.

Unlike the PMP® Certification Prep course which is primarily designed to help candidates pass the PMP® exam, this class is for those who want a comprehensive course covering all aspects of Risk Management. Participants are not required to register for the exam to attend this course. 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. Gain and Maintain Your PMI-RMP:

  • The certification exam has 115 multiple-choice questions and you have 2.5 hours to complete it.
  • To maintain your PMI-RMP, you must earn 30 professional development units (PDUs) in risk management topics every three years.

Prerequisites to Sit for the Exam:

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or the global equivalent).
  • At least 36 months spent in the specialized area of professional project risk management within the last five consecutive years
  • 40 hours of project risk management education.


  • Four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 24 months of project risk management experience within the last 5 years
  • 30 hours of project risk management education

Course Objectives:

1.0 Risk Strategy and Planning

  • 1.1 Perform a preliminary document analysis
  • 1.2 Assess project environment for threats and opportunities
  • 1.3 Confirm risk thresholds based on risk appetites
  • 1.4 Establish risk management strategy
  • 1.5 Document the risk management plan
  • 1.6 Plan and lead risk management activities with stakeholders

2.0 Risk Identification

  • 2.1 Conduct risk identification exercises
  • 2.2 Examine assumption and constraint analyses
  • 2.3 Document risk triggers and thresholds based on context/environment
  • 2.4 Develop risk register

3.0 Risk Analysis

  • 3.1 Perform qualitative analysis
  • 3.2 Perform quantitative analysis
  • 3.3 Identify threats and opportunities

4.0 Risk Response

  • 4.1 Plan risk response
  • 4.2 Implement risk response

5.0 Monitor and Close Risks

  • 5.1 Gather and analyze performance data
  • 5.2 Monitor residual & secondary risks
  • 5.3 Provide information required to update relevant project documents
  • 5.4 Monitor project risk levels

Familiarity with project management concepts and working experience with project management are required. Those who have earned the PMP® credential are at a specific advantage for earning their PMI-RMP®; however, being a PMP® is not a prerequisite for attending. Working knowledge of office productivity tools is desirable but not essential. Experience with a specific project management software tool is not required. Target Student: This course will benefit anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of managing risk, and will focus on those preparing for PMI’s® certification exam and obtaining the PMI-RMP® credential. The final day will end with a full length practice exam and question review.

Exam Description & Objectives

PMI-RMP Exam Blueprint (From the Examination Content Outline)
Domain Percentage of Questions
Domain 1—Risk Strategy and Planning (6 tasks) 22%
Domain 2—Risk Identification (4 tasks) 23%
Domain 3—Risk Analysis (3 tasks) 23%
Domain 4—Risk Response (2 tasks) 13%
Domain 5—Monitor and Control Risk (4 tasks) 19%
Total 100%

Course Materials Included:

  • PMI-RMP® Exam Prep Course Book; Practice Exam Questions


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Course Information
  • Course Level:Intermediate
  • Credit:32 hours (varies with course format)
  • Fee:$2,295 (call for corporate pricing)
  • Length:4 days
  • Hours:8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Delivery:Instructor Led/Group Live/Virtual

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