PMI Introduces Risk Management Professional

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<p><strong>Newtown Square, Penn. </strong><br />A credential for project managers who specialize in project risk management is now available through the Project Management Institute (PMI).<br /> <br />Pressures to complete projects on accelerated schedules and the call for innovations to stay ahead of the competition are among the reasons why qualified risk management professionals are needed on project management teams. </p><p>The Project Management Institute recognizes the importance and special qualifications needed to be a project risk management professional. The PMI-RMP credential will substantiate the applicant&rsquo;s knowledge, skills and experience in this area. <br /> <br />Project management practitioners interested in applying for and taking the examination should visit for more information and to download the application.<br /> <br />To qualify for the PMI-RMP examination, applicants must have a bachelor&rsquo;s degree or global equivalent, three to five years of professional work experience, with 3,000 hours of experience in project risk management, along with 30 contact hours of formal education in project risk management. <br /><br />The first 100 candidates who sit for the examination between Aug. 29 and Oct. 31 will receive 50 percent off the price of their examination. They also will be entered into one of four regional drawings for $1,000. To maintain the credential, project risk management professionals will need to acquire 30 professional development units (PDUs) per three-year cycle in the specialty area of project risk management.<br /> <br />The PMI Risk Management Professional Credential is the fifth professional credential offered by PMI. The other four are Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), Project Management Professional (PMP), Program Management Professional (PgMP) and PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP). The PMP, held by more than 275,000 project managers worldwide, is the only project management credential that is globally transferable.<br /> </p>

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