If you’re a PMP and want to keep this certification for more than three years, then you must go through the PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program, because the validity of the PMP certificate is only three years.
This CCR program requires that you must take part in some professional development activities to earn the professional development units (PDUs) to maintain your credential.
As per the PMI “The professional development units (PDUs) are the measuring unit used to quantify approved learning and professional service activities.”
Please note that these activities for the PDUs must be relevant to project management or the current version of the PMBOK Guide.
One PDU is equal to one hour of activity.
PDUs requirements for each PMI credentialed exam are as follows:
PMP 60 PDUs
PMI-RMP 30 PDUs
PMI-SP 30 PDUs
PMI-ACP 30 PDUs
PgMP 60 PDUs
CAPM PDUs are not required; re-exam is required to renew the CAPM.
You must keep records for the PDUs that you have claimed to PMI till 18 months from the end of your CCR cycle, because PMI may select you for an audit to prove the authenticity of your PDUs.
Please refer the PMP Handbook for latest update.
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