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Just Announced: PMP® Exam Change 2019

Project Management Professional (PMP)®

UPDATED 8/30/2019
According to news released to PMI® Chapters and Registered Education Providers: the December 16th exam change has now been moved to a later date. The last day for candidates to take the current exam is now June 30, 2020. On July 1, 2020 the PMP Exam will reflect the new exam content. For more information about RMC’s exam prep updates on our classes and products please visit our website.

Original Post was Published on May 3, 2019

Just Announced: PMP® Exam Change 2019. Now is the time to get your PMP certification.  PMI® has announced that the PMP certification exam will change on December 16, 2019. This announcement gives you time to get your application submitted and to prepare to take the exam before the exam changes.

NEW PMP Exam Content Outline – Expected June 2019

The exam change is prompted by the expected June 2019 release of a new PMP Exam Content Outline. The Exam Content Outline provides a basic description of the number of questions that will be on the PMP exam.  For example, the outline might state that 24% of the exam questions will relate to Planning.  This is just an example of the kind of information it will contain–we will not know the actual contents of the outline until June.  However as soon as we learn all the details of the changes, we will  immediately update our website and begin modifying our products and classes to align!

What Are the Content Outline and Exam Based On?

To give you some background, the content outline and exam are based on a role-delineation study of project managers that is performed by PMI about every 4 years. Through this study, PMI gathers and analyzes data describing the role and work of project managers in the workplace.  From the study, PMI creates the Exam Content Outline which provides the underpinnings of the certification exam.  It includes the percentage of questions by domain, the tasks of the project manager by domain, and the knowledge and skills associated with the project manager’s work.  This is designed to keep the PMP exam consistent with the roles and responsibilities of project managers in the workplace.

Important Dates to Remember

Here are the important dates to remember. PMI has announced that a new PMP Exam Content Outline will be released sometime in June of 2019. The PMP exam will change on December 16, 2019. As a R.E.P (Registered Education Provider) for PMI, we strive to provide early analysis of updates. Please visit our Exam Updates Page for the most current information we have concerning the upcoming content outline and exam changes!

Last Content Outline Change

The last time PMI conducted a role delineation study that resulted in an exam change was 2015.  At that time PMI estimated that approximately 25% of the exam content changed as the result of the study.

What Can I Do in 8-Months to Get my PMP Certification?

To provide you with the most current exam preparation materials, RMC will be analyzing the Exam Content Outline as soon as it is released and make necessary updates to our Rita Mulcahy’s PMP Exam Prep System and our Exam Prep Courses. In the interim there is still time to take the current exam. RMC provides the most effective and innovative project management, training available. Using Accelerated Learning Theory, we focus on teaching valuable, real-world skills and practical techniques to help our students learn more in less time. Rita Mulcahy started RMC with the modest idea of helping people pass the PMP exam. Her best-selling book, PMP® Exam Prep, set an industry standard for training material.

Project managers meeting the PMP exam qualifications are strongly encouraged to get certified before the exam changes. We recommend using Rita’s Way™ to complete your study and taking the exam before the December 2019 exam change. Those needing help to prepare can find all our PMP test preparation materials at or call RMC’s customer service at 952-846-4484.

RMC has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

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  1. I plan to take the new version of the PMP exam. Would you advise when the new edition of Book will be released for my purchase? Thank you.

    • The new version of PMP Exam Prep book will be released in May of 2020, for the new exam scheduled for July 1, 2020. You can use our current book and materials for all exams prior to that.

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