Maintaining Your Certification

Congratulations on a job well done!

Now that you are a PMI® credential holder, you are required to participate in the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Program. Your certification/CCR cycle begins the day you pass the exam and/or multi-rater assessment (for PgMP® credential holders) and ends on the same date three years later.

To adhere to the CCR program, you need to participate in professional development activities where you earn professional development units (PDUs).

PDUs are used to quantify approved professional development activities. Typically, you earn one PDU for one hour (60 minutes) spent in a planned, structured professional development activity.

Each credential requires a certain number of PDUs per three year credential cycle.

As a PMI® credential holder you earn and report professional development units (PDUs) to maintain your credential (except CAPM® credential holders who re-test).  The CCR section of your credential handbook defines PDUs and describes PDU categories.

Visit Claim/View My PDUs on the Project Management Institute's website to report the PDUs you have earned or to view your transcript and confirm your PDUs have been posted. It may take up to three weeks for a reported activity to post to your transcript.

Visit My Certification Records on the Project Management Institute's website to review your certification status and see how many PDUs you have accumulated.