Maintain Your Certification

Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Program

Earning your certification is a big step. Maintaining it shouldn’t have to be. Our Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Program is designed so you can grow and develop the skills that organizations are seeking — all the while maintaining your certification status.

What are PDUs?

Professional Development Units (PDUs) are one-hour blocks of time that you spend learning, teaching others, or volunteering. By accumulating and tracking these over a three-year period you can maintain your certification status with PMI. View how you can earn PDUs and how to align them to the PMI Talent Triangle®.

PDU Requirements

Our certifications require you to earn a certain number of PDUs over a 3-year cycle. For example, if you hold a Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification, to maintain it, you’ll need to earn 60 PDUs; while others, like the Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP)® require 30. View the breakdown and requirements by certification.

Renew Your Certification

If you’ve already started to earn PDUs and want to get the renewal process started, learn about the Continuing Certification Requirements System — an easy-to-use online tool for reporting your PDUs.

Have the CAPM®?

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification holders do not have to earn PDUs to maintain their certification. To maintain your CAPM, you must retake the exam every five years.

Report PDUs

Visit our online Continuing Certification Renewal System (CCRS) to report PDUs and view your certification records.

Visit CCRS

Resources

Have questions?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about maintaining your certification.

Get the details

Download the CCR Handbook. It gives you all the details on CCR, PDUs, how they apply to each certification and how to log them in our system.

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