Frequently Asked Questions

Most Common Questions & Issues

PMI® recently announced that they will be updating the PMP® exam on December 16, 2019. They last released a new version of the PMP® exam on March 26, 2018. Click here for more information. The exam is typically updated about every two-to-four years, usually associated with the publication of new edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) and/or updates to the Exam Content Outline.

RMC has released new versions of PMP® Exam Prep products and a PMP® Exam Prep eLearning course aligned with the PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition. All instructor-led virtual classes and in-person classroom courses have been updated to the new standard. We will be updating materials again in 2019 based on changes to the Exam Content Outline which PMI will announce in June 2019. Click here for more information.

  • PMI-ACP® Exam changed March 26, 2018
  • CAPM® Exam changed May 21, 2018
  • PMI-PBA® Exam changed June 25, 2018

There are details about these exam changes and various RMC product and classroom releases related to them on our Other PMI® Exam Changes page.

RMC offers bulk discounts off the list price for orders of five or more products. Bulk discounts also apply to organizations looking to purchase five or more seats in one of our classes. We offer a 5% discount off all products and classes for active government employees and current or former military members. We also offer discount programs for PMI® Chapters (not individual chapter members) and other organizations that use RMC materials to teach their own classes. If you have any questions about our discounts, please contact customer service at (952) 846-4484 or If you are interested in receiving information on special discounts, please sign up for our newsletter.

Go to the PMI® website and search report PDUs to find the Continuing Certification Requirements System. After logging in, you can claim PDUs from your dashboard.

Because RMC is a PMI® Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), all our courses and classes are registered with PMI for a specific number of Contact Hours and/or PDUs. When you are applying to take the exam, simply list the course or class you took on your application along with the Contact Hours earned.

If PMI® chooses to audit your application, we will confirm your completion of the course or class in question.

Any student who successfully completes one of our instructor-led exam prep classes is backed by the RMC Class Guarantee. Learn more.

Yes! With our Teacher Partner Program, instructors can use RMC materials to teach their own classes.

You can view this information by going to the PMI® website and selecting the PMP® link under Certifications.

Contact Hours and Professional Development Units (PDUs) are associated with certifications offered by PMI®. Essentially, Contact Hours and PDUs are training credits accrued based on a specified time spent learning. Contact Hours are prerequisite training credits to qualify you to take a PMI® certification exam, and PDUs are training credits required to maintain your certification. Many training classes and courses offer both PDUs and Contact Hours.

Yes! We have a full network of training partners and distributors in more than 60 countries around the world. You can find your nearest distributor here. If you are interested in becoming a distributor, find out more here.

We write each edition of Rita Mulcahy’s PMP® Exam Prep book based on the newest version of the PMBOK® Guide. PMI® typically makes significant changes to the PMP® exam with each update, so we highly recommend using the latest edition of the PMP® Exam Prep book to ensure you are studying all the up-to- date information on the exam.

Unfortunately, no. Rita’s book is the industry standard in PMP® exam prep, which makes it a popular target for piracy and fraudulent copies. To protect our intellectual property and ensure we can continue to share Rita’s innovative training methods with our students, we do not sell any electronic versions of Rita Mulcahy’s PMP® Exam Prep book. Any downloadable versions of Rita’s book are fraudulent and may contain inaccurate or incomplete information.

All sales are final. However, we will do everything we can prior to your purchase to ensure that our products are the right fit for your learning needs and preferred study method. Our specific policy on returns is here.

RMC can help you prepare for the PMP® exam by providing self-study products, training classes, and eLearning courses. We recommend these options:

  • Take a RMC class. We offer a variety of live PMP® Exam Prep classes. Click here to view all Live Classes.
  • Enroll in RMC's PMP® Exam Prep eLearning Course
  • Study on your own using our PMP® Exam Prep System, which includes Rita Mulcahy’s PMP® Exam Prep book, Hot Topics flashcards, and FASTrack® exam simulation software.