Maintain Your Certification

Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Program

Congratulations! You’ve earned your certification—and you’re ready to take the next step in your career journey. A major part of this journey is staying relevant as the profession evolves.

The CCR program is designed to do just that—keep you focused on employer-demanded skills in the PMI Talent Triangle®, so you stay sharp and competitive throughout your career.

To stay certified, you’ll earn and report professional development units (PDUs.) They are your encouragement and reward for personal and professional career growth and can be earned through a variety of ways. Here’s how!

It’s easier than you think

Depending on your certification, you’ll earn either 30 or 60 PDUs per three-year certification cycle. For example, to maintain your Project Management Professional (PMP)®, you’ll earn 60 PDUs per 3-year cycle. These are broken into 2 categories:



Your Education PDUs are distributed evenly along the technical, leadership and strategic and business management areas of the Talent Triangle, with room to explore areas of interest to you. It’s like a school curriculum with electives—but you can choose to study on your own or at seminars and conferences.

Giving Back to the Profession

Giving Back PDUs are your opportunity to share your knowledge and actively apply your skills to contribute to the profession. Many find this to be an enriching experience that enhances your professional development in different ways.

For all details and breakdowns per certification, download our CCR handbook.

Please note: If you hold the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®, you’ll need to retake the exam before the end of your five-year certification cycle. No PDUs are necessary for recertification.

CCR At a Glance

  • To maintain your certification you’ll earn 30 or 60 PDUs per 3-year cycle
  • PDUs are broken down into Education or Giving Back to the Profession
  • Education PDUs need to align to the PMI Talent Triangle®
  • CCR keeps you focused on employer-demanded skills so you are competitive in the profession
  • Download the CCR Handbook

Report PDUs

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

Visit CCRS

Have questions about maintaining your certifications?

Read Frequently Asked Questions about PDUs, the CCR program, and more.


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