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  • 1. PMI Risk Management Professional (PMIRMP) Handbook

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Table of ContentsTopic PageOverview How to Use this Handbook (copyright and revision) 2 PMI Contact Information 3 About PMIs Certification Program 4All about the PMI-RMP Credential, Application & Payment Overview of the PMI-RMP Credential5 Timeline of the PMI-RMP Credential Process6 PMI-RMP Role Delineation (Job Analysis) 7 PMI-RMP Eligibility Requirements7 How to Record Your Experience and/or Education on the 8Application How to Complete the Online Application9 Application Processing 10 PMI-RMP Credential Fees11 How to Submit Payment12 PMI-RMP Refund Policy13PMI Audit Process 14Credential Examination Policies & Procedures PMI-RMP Examination Information15 PMI-RMP Examination Blueprint16 Examination Administration 17 Special Accommodations for the Examination 18 Examination Eligibility19 How to Schedule Your Examination Appointment 20 Examination Cancellations, Rescheduling, No Shows22 PMI Examination Security & Confidentiality 23 Examination Site Requirements & Instructions 24 Examination Report 26 Reexamination27 PMI Appeals Procedure28Use of Your PMI Credential29Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Program About the CCR Program30 CCR/Credential Maintenance Overview30 3. Work Online 30 How to Determine Your Certification/CCR Cycle 31 Certification Status32 Professional Development Units (PDUs) 33 Why You Keep PDU Documentation34 PDU Categories35 Map of PDU Categories from Old to New 39 Limits on PDU Categories40 How to Transfer PDUs to the Next Cycle40 How to Record PDU Activities41 How to Maintain Multiple Credentials42 Application Fees & Audit Process for Credential Renewal 43PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct44PMI Credential Candidate/Renewal Agreement 49 4. OverviewHow to Use the PMI-RMP Credential HandbookThis handbook contains information on how you can apply for the PMI-RMP, a credential for those whoprovide expertise in the specialized area of project risk management. It applies to both computer-basedand paper-based testing candidates.PMI requires that all credential applicants read this entire handbook. The purpose of this handbook is toprovide you with important information about the policies and procedures for obtaining and maintaining aPMI credential.Some features of this handbook allow you to: Find specific information at any time by clicking on a topic in the left navigation bar. Each policy andpart of the certification process is separated into different topic areas that appear in this list. Do youneed a quick reference to test center information? Click on How to Schedule Your Exam and findsuch information immediately. Find tips and important information by reading NOTES throughout the handbook.Gain access to the online application system, and additional information by clicking on links embedded right into the text of this handbook.If you have any questions about the certification process and/or policies, contact PMI.PMI-RMP Credential Handbook last updated March 18, 2011.2008-2011 Project Management Institute, Inc. All rights reserved.Updated: 2009, 2010, 2011.PMI, the PMI logo, Making project management indispensable for business results, PMBOK, CAPM, Certified Associatein Project Management (CAPM), PMP, Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Professional, thePMP logo, PgMP, Program Management Professional (PgMP), PMI-RMP, PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) PMI-SP and PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) are registered marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.For a comprehensive list of PMI marks, contact the PMI Legal Department.PMI-RMP Credential Handbook revised March 18, 2011 22008-2011 Project Management Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 5. OverviewPMI Contact InformationProject Management Institute14 Campus Blvd, Newtown Square, PA 19073- PMI Asia Pacific Service Centre3299 USASingaporeTel: +1 610 356 4600; Fax: +1 610 482 9971Tel. +65 6496 5501E-mail: [email protected]: [email protected]: www.PMI.orgPMI Europe-Middle East - Africa (EMEA)PMI India Service CentreService CentreNew Delhi, IndiaLelystad, The Netherlands Tel: +91 124 4517140Tel: +31 320 239 539E-mail: (membership-related queries):E-mail: [email protected] [email protected], anywhere in the world should Contact PMI Global Operations Center for questions specificto application audit, exam cancellation, or the CCR process.If you have general questions about the certification program and its processes, contact the officelocated in the region where you live. (Individuals in Latin America can contact PMI Global OperationsCenter.)PMI Toll-free NumbersCountry1 855 746 4849 United States1 855 746 4849 Canada1 800 563 0665 Mexico Austria, Belgium*, Bulgaria*, Czech Republic*, Denmark, Estonia*, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia*,00 800 7464 8490 Lithuania*, Luxembourg, Malta*, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic*, Slovenia*, Spain, Sweden*, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City07 810 800 7464 8490 Russia*00 800 4414 3100 Cyprus, Greece Andorra, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Liechtenstein,+31 320 239 539 (toll Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro,number) Ukraine*Use the toll number (+31 320 239 539) from mobile phones in these countriesWEB REFERECES Online Certification System Prometric Online Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) System Credential Handbook revised March 18, 201132008-2011 Project Management Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 6. OverviewAbout PMIs Certification ProgramPMI offers a comprehensive certification program for practitioners with different levels of education andexperience. There are currently one certification and four project management credentials which aredeveloped and maintained through a vigorous process.The PMP credential scheme is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) against theInternational Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17024. The 17024 standard includes vigorousrequirements for examination development and maintenance and for the quality management systems forcontinuing quality assurance. In addition, PMI is also registered against the ISO 9001:2000 standard forquality management systems.The certification program includes: Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) credential PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) credential Program Management Professional (PgMP) credential Project Management Professional (PMP) credentialPMIs certification and credentials are distinguished by their global development and application, which makesthem transferable across industries and geographic borders. The role and tasks of project managers aroundthe globe are researched and documented to define each credential. The strength of PMIs credentials is thatthey are portable and not tied to any single method, standard, or organization.PMIs certification program is designed to ensure that all credential holders have demonstrated theircompetence through fair and valid measures. Steps are taken to ensure only the most reliable testingmeasures are used in the assessment of candidates. For example, interviews can be influenced by howdifficult the interviewer tends to be, how well the candidate is performing that day, and even how manyquestions the interviewer asks along the same line of questioning.PMI certification and credentials are also developed by project management practitioners for practitioners.The certification program is driven by the thousands of credential holders who volunteer to spend timeconstructing and refining the examination questions utilized by PMI. These volunteers represent the diversityof PMIs market, coming from every region of the world, industry, job level, and experience level.The exam questions are monitored through industry-standard statistical procedures, also overseen byvolunteers. Finally, PMIs entire certification program is supervised by the Certification Governance Council(CGC), a committee of PMI credential holders who have a board mandate to oversee PMIs credentials.A candidate is assessed by examining their competence using:Reviewing Education and Experience A combination of education and/or experience in project management is required for each certification. For example, the PMP requires both training specifically in project management and experience in the role of a project manager by leading and directing project teams, while delivering project results.Testing Competence The candidate is required to apply project management concepts and experience to potential on-the-job situations through a series of scenario-based questions.Ongoing Development Maintenance of a PMI certification requires the accumulation of ongoing professional development and education or, in the case of the CAPM certification, re-certification.PMI Certification Department MissionInitiate, establish, evaluate, maintain and administer a professional credential program to promote and support project management practitioners and the profession.PMI-RMP Credential Handbook revised March 18, 201142008-2011 Project Management Institute Inc. All rights reserved. 7. All about the PMI-RMP Credential, Application & PaymentOverview of the PMI-RMP CredentialThe PMI-RMP credential acknowledges the individuals unique expertise on the project team whiledemonstrating the recognition and value the role provides to the project management profession. In thisrole, an individual has more competence in the specialized area of assessing and identifying project riskswhile mitigating threats and capitalizing on opportunities than a general practitioner and yet, alsomaintains a basic level of competence in all areas of project management.Employers can tru