New procedure for maintaining active CAPM certification

Holders of the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) will no longer need to reapply and pay ($225 for members and $300 for non-members) to rewrite the CAPM certification exam at the end of their certification cycle.

From now on, in order for certification to remain active, CAPM certification holders will simply have to earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) over a shorter certification cycle through the PMI‘s Continuing Certification Program (CCR).

CAPM certification holders will be required to earn 15 PDUs over the new three-year certification cycle and pay the recertification fee ($60 for members and $150 for non-members).


Why such a change?

The latest PMI market research shows that CAPM certification holders believe that PDUs represent a more valuable investment of their time and effort, as they allow them to keep abreast of new developments and trends in project management.

This new process is easier and less costly for CAPM certification holders as there are many ways to earn PDUs.

If CAPM certifiers obtain other PMI certifications, the PDUs they earn with the other certifications can be applied to the CAPM PDU requirements. They will simply have to pay the recertification fee.

Thus, if the professional becomes certified (PMP), they can count 15 of the 60 PDUs they earn for the PMP towards their CAPM PDU requirements.


Limited time renewal offer

To facilitate the transition from PDU acquisition to maintaining CAPM certification, the following limited-time renewal offer is available:

Active CAPM certification holders who renew at the member and non-member price of USD 60 by 31 March 2021 will have an additional three years to their certification cycle. This will give certification holders more time to adjust to obtain the 15 PDUs needed to maintain certification.

In addition, regardless of when individuals pass the CAPM certification exam, they can take advantage of this offer. However, those who do not renew by March 31 2021, will need to earn the newly required 15 PDUs before their certification expires, log on to the CLS and pay the renewal fee ($60 member / $150 non-member) to maintain their certification.

Holders of expired CAPM certification who take advantage of the member and non-member renewal price offer of $60 USD by March 31 2021 will have their CAPM certification reinstated for three years.

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