In order to ensure that the certificates are up-to-date and that certified project managers continue to develop, all PMI® certificates are only valid for a limited period of time and must then be renewed. The Certified Associates in Project Management (CAPM)® certificate and Project Management Professionals (PMP)®certificate are each valid for 3 years.
Every CAPM® credential holder has the chance to actively maintain the certification through participation in the PMI’s CCR Program and renewal of the certification every 3 years (15 PDUs required in total – 9 PDUs Education + 6 PDUs Giving Back). Most project managers have gained enough practical experience to reach the next level so that obtaining the PMP® certicficate is usually the next step of development.
Every PMP® credentional holder has to renew the certificate every 3 years. PMI expects you to show that you have continuously dealt with project management in theory and practice. In this 3-year period you will collect 60 so-called “Professional Development Units (PDUs)”. You will receive PDUs for active project management and for your own further training in project management.
In 2016 PMI established new rules for earning professional development units (PDUs) by introducing upper and lower limits for different kinds of PDUs.
The participation in educational trainings is an attractive way to earn PDUs: You must earn a minimum of 35 PDUs in the area “Education” for the renewal of your PMP® certification. There’s no ceiling fixed, so that you are allowed to earn 60 PDUs in “Education”.
Our seminar curriculum takes into consideration the needs of experienced project leaders and we have developed seminars with which you can obtain the necessary PDUs whilst simultaneously enriching your abilities as a project leader. All of our seminars are based on the standards of the Project Management Institute (PMI)® and thus complement your previous project leadership development perfectly.
The PMI Talent Triangle®
Since the end of 2015 PMI uses a “Talent Triangle” to define which skills a project manager should have and develop continously. The PMI Talent Triangle includes three different competence areas:
For your recertification you need to earn at least 8 PDUs in each of the skill areas. We compiled a small list for you that shows how many PDUs you can obtain in our trainings (including the three categories) in order that you can choose an appropriate training.
In the area “Giving back to the Profession” you can earn a maximum of 25 PDUs. By applying your knowledge in a practical setting (for example by managing a project) you’ll obtain a maximum od 8 PDUs within three years. Giving presentations or writing about a project management topic are other possiblities for earning PDUs in this area.
One Tip: Frequently, experienced project managers teach younger collleagues, their project team or customers by giving an understanding of the proceedings in a project. That counts as well for earning PDUs!