Now that you are a credential holder, you need to adhere to PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program. To follow the program, participate in professional development activities to earn professional development units (PDUs) to maintain your credential.
Every credential requires a specific amount of PDUs per three-year certification cycle. As a PMP credential holder, you need to earn 60 PDUs per three-year cycle and comply with PMI's renewal requirements (including payment of a fee) to maintain their certification status.. Other requirements have different requirements; therefore please visit their respective pages to find out more.
- Project Management Professional (PMP)®
- Program Management Professional (PgMP)®
- PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®
- PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®
The exception to the CCR program is the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®, which requires you to retake the CAPM® exam before the end of your five-year certification cycle.
What is a PDU and how do I claim them?
You will typically earn one PDU for every one hour spent in a planned, structured learning experience or activity. Fractions of PDUs may be reported in 0.25 increments following one full hour. When attending conferences, one claim is made for the whole event, although you still need to keep records of the sessions actually attended.
In addition to attending formal training courses, workshops, conferences and seminars; PDUs may also be earned by attending most Chapter meetings, professional activities and by presenting papers at conferences, and many more.
Full details of the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program, the latest CCR handbook and access to the PDU reporting system is on the PMI web site at http://www.pmi.org/CareerDevelopment/Pages/MaintainYourCredential.aspx
For general enquiries contact the Education Team.
To earn PDUs by attending Chapter events, see our Upcoming Events page.