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What happens if you do not recertify with the PDU for the year your PMI certification expires? Do you have to to take the exam again if its been an extended time?

asked 8 years ago by anonymous

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Let me start by suggesting that you download the credential handbook which documents the answers to all these questions: http://www.pmi.org/en/Certification/~/media/PDF/Certifications/pdc_pmphandbook.ashx.

Let me also state for the record that earning 60 PDUs in three years is neither hard nor expensive.  I usually stop recording my PDUs in my three year cycle once I have around 80-120. I don't even report all of these to PMI, though now there are many ways my PDUs are reported for me (by the Chapter, at attendance at official events where my entry badge is scanned, etc.).

Finally, if you do not meet the criteria, you enter a suspended status for one year.  You won't be able to call yourself a PMP, but you will have that time to make up the missing requirements/PDUs without having to re-take the certification.
answered 8 years ago by sdcapmp (45,840 points)

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