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How long is pmp certification valid for?

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Does the PMP certification expire at one point in time? If yes, then after how many years (of getting it) will it expire?
asked 10 years ago by anonymous

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I passed PMP on my first try. I think PMP is useful because it ensures the employer the candidate has the potential. If he has passed PMP, he must have the potential he or she claims. This is how it works. In one of interview, I was asked about the certification, and I said, I have passed certification on my first try, it should convince you I have the potential. Everyone knows, it is a 4 hour exam, & considered more difficult than many other certifications.
I have my highest degree  from a reputable University grad school, but that is not as convincing to the  employer as PMP.
answered 7 years ago by anonymous
While your comment is much appreciated, the question was about the validity about the PMP certification, and not what you feel about the PMP certification.
7 years ago by FastProjectManager (10,100 points)
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The PMP will never expire, as long as you keep maintaining it: you need to earn 60 PDUs (see http://www.projectmanagementquestions.com/284/what-is-a-pdu-credit and http://www.projectmanagementquestions.com/937/what-is-the-easiest-economical-way-to-earn-60-pdu-for-pmp ) every 3 years to maintain it. If you don't earn those PDUs, then your certification will become annulled, and you will need to reapply for PMP.

Note that all PMI certifications, with the exception of CAPM, need to be maintained through PDUs.
answered 10 years ago by humblepm (17,390 points)

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