What is the PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Program?

Continuing Certification Requirements CCRIf you’re a PMI certified PMP and want to retain this certification for more than three years then this Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program is for people like you.

To keep your PMP status active, you have to earn 60 PDUs (Professional Development Units) in three years (from the date you passed your PMP exam) and must report to PMI. Once you successfully report these PDUs to PMI and it is accepted, the validity of your credentials is increased for a further three years and a new certificate with a new expiry date will be re-issued to you.

If you fail to report 60 PDUs and your three years completes, then your status will be suspended. However, you will still have 12 months to earn the PDUs and report to the PMI to change your status to active. And if you’re still not able to do so, you will lose your credential.

Now, to regain your status as a PMP credential holder, you will have to pass the PMP exam again.

Why is the CCR Program needed?

PMI wants its credential holders on the top of the industry, and sustain its global leadership in the profession. Moreover, this program helps motivate professionals to learn and acquire new skills, and also to help other professionals to learn from their skills.

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