Maintaining Your PMP Certification: Renewal Requirements


Earning certifications can be a great way to boost your career, earn more money, gain more respect from colleagues and peers, and more.  The Project Management Professional certification, or PMP, is a great certification to earn for all of the above reasons.  However, like many other certifications, the PMP certification requires that certification holders keep up with certain renewal and maintenance requirements in order to stay in good standing.  This article will explore what is expected of PMP certification holders with regard to renewal and maintenance of their certification and will answer specific questions that PMP certification holders have.

What Are the PMP Renewal Requirements?

To understand the PMP certification renewal requirements you first have to understand the life cycle of the certification.  After you have earned your PMP certification, you have to certify that your skill set is up to date via the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program.

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The requirements of the CCR program are simple: Earn at least 60 Professional Development Units, or PDUs, within the time period of the cycle.  The PMP certification cycle lasts for three years.  At the end of the three-year cycle, if the requirements of the CCR program have been satisfied, another three-year cycle begins wherein another 60 PDU must be earned to keep the certification current.

This begs one glaring question – when does the three-year cycle begin tolling?  The time considered to be the beginning of the certification life cycle is the day of the passing of the PMP certification exam.  The certification holder will then have until the third anniversary of the day of the passing of the PMP certification exam before the next certification cycle begins.

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