PMP® Exam Changes

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Just Announced: PMP® Exam Change 2020

In June 2019, the Project Management Institute (PMI) released the new PMP® Exam Content Outline for the scheduled PMP Exam change that was to take place on December 16, 2019. In August 2019, PMI moved the scheduled date to July 1, 2020. The new outline shows a change from five domains to three domains, as well as the percentage of questions within each domain. The domains also illustrate the tasks of a project manager, along with the knowledge and skills associated with a project manager's work.

Those taking the updated exam (after June 30, 2020) will need to adjust their study to accommodate changes to the exam content outline.

Next PMP® Exam Change is July 2020


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 in 2020 will require updates to existing study materials and class content. We're currently working on these changes and have provided some limited information below. More information will follow in upcoming months.

2020 PMP® Product Update Information


The PMP® Exam Changes are a Big Deal—RMC Has You Covered

RMC is working hard at making required changes to materials in order to align with the new PMP Exam Content Outline. As stated above, our best advice is to plan to study and take the exam BEFORE the change. However, we understand that you may be concerned about what happens if you are unable to take or pass the exam prior to the change on July 1, 2020.

Based on current information, we expect exam changes to be VERY significant. If you purchase 9th Edition PMP® Exam Prep products from us or have attended an RMC class based on the 9th Edition products and fail 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 products designed for the 2020 exam update (subject to provisions that are to be determined).

PMP® Exam Prep Book

We are currently working on a new edition of the PMP® Exam Prep book. At this time, we expect the book will be available (in English, Spanish and Portuguese) well before the exam change date. Pricing and various discounts are still to be determined.

We will post more information on the availability of the new book on this page as it becomes available. If you have questions in the meantime, please contact RMC at 952-846-4484 or info@rmcls.com

Hot Topics Flashcards for the PMP® Exam

We are also working on updates to the Hot Topics Flashcards for the PMP® Exam. We expect to offer new Hot Topics flashcards (in English, Spanish and Portuguese) well before the exam change date. Pricing and various discounts are still to be determined.

We will post more information on the availability of the new Hot Topics Flashcards for the PMP® Exam on this page as it becomes available. If you have questions in the meantime, please contact RMC at 952-846-4484 or info@rmcls.com

PM FASTrack® Cloud Exam Simulator

The PMP® Exam is changing significantly, and this requires significant changes to our exam simulator. If you purchase a subscription to the PM FASTrack Cloud Exam Simulator Version 9 and have days remaining on your license or subscription at the time of the exam change, you will likely qualify for a free upgrade.

Details of how to obtain the upgrade will be made available on this page in upcoming months. If you have questions in the meantime, please contact RMC at 952-846-4484 or info@rmcls.com

PMP® Exam Prep eLearning Course

RMC is working on the necessary updates to the PMP Exam Prep eLearning Course. At this time, it appears the update will require an additional eLearning module as well as the updated FASTrack exam simulator and integrated Hot Topics flashcards.

Similar to PM FASTrack, users of the PMP Exam Prep, Ninth Edition eLearning course may qualify for a free upgrade to the new eLearning course. Users must have time remaining on their subscription to qualify for a free upgrade. Other details on how to upgrade will appear on this page in upcoming months. If you have questions in the meantime, please contact RMC at 952-846-4484 or info@rmcls.com

PMP® Exam Prep Instructor-Led Classes


In June 2020, we will begin offering classes with the new materials based on the new exam standard. Until then, our PMP Exam Prep classes will focus on passing the current exam standard.

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.