PMI Risk Management Professional Certification

Risk management professionals are responsible to identify, assess and mitigate risks in their employers' or clients' operating environments. Project Management Institute Certified Risk Management Professionals (PMI-RMP®) apply the skills of risk management within the specialized project domain. In this 100% online course, you will learn the skills and techniques of risk management as they apply to project risks and opportunities. Upon successful completion, you will be prepared for the Project Management Institute's Risk Management Professional certification exam.

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Job Outlook for PMI Risk Management Professional

  • According to the PMI, the project management industry faces a significant shortage of qualified project managers over the coming decade. PMI surveys indicate that demand for project managers in seven key industries will grow by 33% between now and 2027. This represents a need for up to 22 million new project managers worldwide. 
  • reports that salaries for Project Risk Managers range from $46-107,000 per year, with an annual average of $66,137. 

Is Certification Valuable for Project Risk Management Professionals?

PMI Risk Management Professional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What Do PMI Risk Management Professionals Do?

The Project Risk Manager is responsible to keep a project's team members and assets safe from harm. Specific duties may range from physical security to work site safety and cybersecurity. Organizations also rely on Project Risk Managers to assess and mitigate financial, legal and human resources risks involved with completing specific projects.

What Job Titles Are Associated With PMI Risk Management Professionals?

Project-specific risk management jobs may feature titles such as Risk Officer, Insurance and Risk Manager, Project Continuity Manager, Safety Manager, Risk Management Analyst and Operational Risk Analyst.

Is Certification Valuable for Project Risk Management Professionals?

According to PMI survey data, its certified members earn 20% more per year than their non-certified peers. PMI also reports that the PMI-RMP® certification provides contributes to high performance among project managers that leads to achieving their goals 2.5 times more often than low performers.

Course Objectives

  • Recognize and implement policies, processes, and procedures for risk assessment, planning, and
  • Interpret the need to have stakeholders and project team members understand project risk management concept while prioritizing project risk and promoting risk ownership
  • Analyze the facilitation of risk identification, evaluation, prioritization, and response among team members
  • Identify the processes of monitoring, evaluating, and communicating risk and risk responses
  • Demonstrate abilities to use quantitative and qualitative risk management tools and techniques
  • Build confidence toward successfully completing the certification exam
  • Become recognized by Project Management Institute (PMI), a global leader in project management certification, training, and career development
  • Prove comprehensive risk management knowledge and skills to employers

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Prerequisites and Requirements

To be eligible for the exam, PMI requires you to meet all the requirements in one of these two groups:

Group 1

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

Group 2

  • 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 course follows the PMI Risk Management Professional certification framework, which includes the following topic areas:

  • Risk Management
  • Framework and Lifecycle
  • Portfolio Management
  • Program Management
  • Project Management


David Grimes

David Grimes has more than 10 years of management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. Grimes is passionate about technology and education, having worked as academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist. He holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University, both in Technology Education.

Registration and Enrollment

This course is open enrollment. You can enroll and begin anytime.

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