PMP® Exam Changes

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Just Announced: PMP® Exam Change 2019

In June 2019, the Project Management Institute (PMI) released the new PMP® Exam Content Outline in anticipation of the PMP Exam change on December 16, 2019. This outline shows the percentage of questions by domain, the tasks of the project manager, and the knowledge and skills associated with the project manager's work. RMC is reviewing this information and planning changes to our products and classes. More information to come.

Those taking the updated exam (after December 15) will need to adjust their study to accommodate changes to the exam content outline.

Next PMP® Exam Change is December 2019


Your best strategy now? Take your exam before the change.

RMC's current products and courses are updated to the latest standard. The mid-cycle exam changes (between editions of the PMBOK® Guide) have historically had a wide range of impact. When these kinds of changes occur, we encourage you to submit your application to PMI and get your exam scheduled prior to the change date.

Then you need to prepare.

RMC has been a leader in preparing students to pass the PMP® exam for decades. Our 9th Edition PMP® Exam Prep products and classes (aligned with the PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition) are fully updated for the exam changes last made in March 2018.

The PMP Exam Content Outline changes occurring this year will require updates to existing study materials and class content. We do not yet know how extensively these materials will change. As we learn more, we will post information here.

If you have used previous RMC PMP® Exam Prep products or attended RMC classes based on previous editions, you will find support and upgrade information below.

2018 Changes - Upgrading 8th to 9th Edition - RMC Has You Covered


The PMP® exam last changed in March 2018. You need to study with updated materials.

Throughout 2018, RMC released 9th Edition PMP® Exam Prep products (aligned with the PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition). All RMC Live Instructor-Led PMP Classes (virtual and in-person) have been updated to the new standard.

If you have purchased 8th Edition PMP® Exam Prep products from us in the past or have previously attended an RMC class based on the 8th Edition products and failed to get your PMP® certification before the exam change for any reason, we will support you and offer free or discounted upgrades to the newest edition (subject to the provisions stated below).

PMP® Exam Prep Book:

If you purchased an 8th Edition PMP® Exam Prep book directly from RMC, you may purchase the 9th Edition book with a 40% discount, $59.40 plus shipping. To redeem your discount, simply contact customer service at 952-846-4484 with proof of purchase.

Hot Topics Flashcards for the PMP® Exam

If you purchased the 8th Edition PMP® Exam Prep Hot Topics flashcards directly from RMC, you may purchase the 9th Edition flashcards with a 40% discount, $20.40 plus shipping. To redeem your discount, simply contact customer service at 952-846-4484 with proof of purchase.

PM FASTrack® Exam Simulator

If you purchased the PM FASTrack Exam Simulator Version 8 (CD, downloadable, or cloud subscription) and have days remaining on your license or subscription, you may qualify for a free or discounted upgrade.

If you purchased FASTrack, either as a stand-alone or as part of an Exam Prep System, and did not pass the exam before the change, RMC will transfer the remaining days of your software license to the version designed for the new exam free of charge.

*Your upgrade will not be done automatically. Please contact RMC at 952-846-4484 or fastrack@rmcls.com to request the free upgrade.

Free FASTrack Upgrade Conditions:
We will upgrade your FASTrack subscription to the latest version at no charge if you meet all the following criteria:

  • Subscribe to Version 8 FASTrack for the PMP® Exam
  • Have time remaining on your existing license
  • Are not PMP® certified
  • Have a valid license
  • Purchased directly from RMC or an authorized training provider/distributor

For any upgrade, the time remaining on your current subscription will be transferred to the new version of the software. Translated language (Spanish, Portuguese, French) version upgrades will be subject to availability and timing.

*Version 9 of PM FASTrack for the PMP Exam will only be released in Cloud Subscription format.

Free Upgrade Exceptions
RMC will not offer free upgrades to expired, shared, or invalid licenses. Students who do not qualify for the free upgrade may be able to purchase an upgrade for an additional fee. Please contact customer service at 952-846-4484 or fastrack@rmcls.com with any questions.

Upgrade Fees for PM FASTrack
If you purchased your FASTrack license from a source other than RMC (or an authorized training provider/distributor), you may upgrade your subscription for $29. The time remaining on each paid upgrade will be transferred to the new version of the software. Please contact customer service at 952-846-4484 or fastrack@rmcls.com with any questions or to purchase an upgrade.

PMP® Exam Prep eLearning Course

Users with the PMP Exam Prep, Eighth Edition Updated eLearning course may qualify for a free upgrade to the Ninth Edition. Users must have time remaining on their subscription to qualify for a free upgrade. Only upgrades from the Eighth Edition Updated eLearning course will be transferred to Ninth Edition. To receive your free eLearning upgrade, please contact RMC at 952-846-4484 or info@rmcls.com .

PMP® Exam Prep Instructor-Led Classes


Our class guarantee will be valid for all PMP® Exam Prep classes we host. If you fail the PMP® exam, RMC will honor all guaranteed support actions and restrictions stated in our class guarantee, including free class registration and materials for the latest version of the exam if the previous version is no longer available. Subject to availability, we will also offer free enrollment in a special instructor-led virtual class, Decoding the PMBOK® Guide.

*To qualify for our class guarantee, students must take the version of the PMP® exam for which their class was designed.