Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification holders will no longer need to reapply and pay (US$225 for members and US$300 for non-members) to retake the CAPM® certification exam at the end of their certification cycle. Now CAPM certification holders will need to earn professional development units (PDUs) over a shorter certification cycle through our Continuing Certifications Requirement (CCR) program to remain active, just like other PMI certifications.
CAPM certification holders will have to earn 15 PDUs over the new three-year certification cycle and pay the certification renewal fee (US$60 for members and US$150 for non-members).
Improving the Renewal Process
Research shows CAPM certification holders believe PDUs are a more valuable investment of their time and effort as they allow them to remain current on new developments and trends in project management. This new process is easier and less expensive for CAPM holders as there are many different opportunities to earn PDUs.
As an added bonus, if CAPM certification holders have other PMI certifications, the PDUs they earn for other certifications can be applied to the CAPM PDU requirements. They will just have to pay the CAPM renewal fee. So, if a CAPM holder also has a Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification, they can count 15 of the 60 PDUs they earn for the PMP® towards their CAPM PDU requirement.
Limited-Time Renewal Offer
To help ease the transition of acquiring PDUs to maintain the CAPM certification the following limited-time renewal offer is available:
Active CAPM certification holders who renew at the member and non-member price of US$60, by 31 March 2021, will have three years added to their certification cycle. This will give certification holders more time to adjust to earning the 15 PDUs required to maintain the certification. Also, it doesn’t matter when individuals passed the CAPM certification exam, they can take advantage of this offer. However, those who don't renew by 31 March 2021, will have to earn the newly required 15 PDUs before their certification expiration date, log into in the CCRS and pay the renewal fee (US$60 member/US$150 non-member) to maintain their certification.
Expired CAPM certification holders who take advantage of the member and non-member price of US$60 renewal price offer by 31 March 2021 will have their CAPM certification reinstated for three years.
Plus, both groups will receive a free online course at no additional cost.
The renewal offer will be communicated by email to Active and Expired CAPM certification holders from October to March 2021. Please review the information being communicated regarding the change on.org, details page and the FAQs.