Continuing Certification Requirements / Recertification

    Maintaining Your PMP® Certification

    Project Management Institute. (PMI®) Project Management Professionals (PMP®s) must accrue a minimum of sixty Professional Development Units (PDUs) every three years. The Professional Development Program (PDP) Cycle begins January 1 of the year following initial certification. PMI® now calls this recertification program the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR).

    What is a PDU?
    The PDU is the measuring unit used to quantify approved learning and professional service activities. These activities must be related to project management topics that are substantially consistent with the knowledge areas and processes as outlined by the PMBOK® Guide and involve appropriate expert resources. Typically, one PDU is earned for every one hour spent in a planned, structured learning experience or activity. For additional details, visit the PMI Web Site.

    How Are PDP Activities Reported?
    PMP®s are responsible for reporting their activities as they occur. Activities may be reported on an Activities Reporting Form available at the PMI® web site or they may be reported electronically via the PMI® Web site. Mail, fax or email completed forms to the addresses listed on the Web site.

    The Professional Development Program Folder
    All PMP®s should maintain a personal professional development program folder with documentation that supports reported activities. For specific documentation requirements, refer to the categories of qualifying activities.
    PDUs may be earned by attending relevant educational programs offered by organizations not registered with PMI. This includes chapter breakfast and dinner meetings, Specific Interest Group Conferences, and Professional Development Days. PMI-CLG assigns a 10-digit program number to each qualifying Category Three (3) Activity sponsored by the chapter. This list is updated quarterly. If you need more up-to-date information or wish to have a number assigned to a future event, contact the PMICLG VP of Professional Development.

    Documentation Required
    PMP®s should maintain a registration form, certificate, or letter of attendance, and a brochure of course materials indicating the subject matter covered and the qualifications of the instructor or contact expert.

    Visit pmi-org for more information and details on Application for Certification Renewal