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Continuing Certification Requirement (CCR): CAPM Update

Continuing Certification Requirement: Starting 1 October, CAPM holders will no longer retake the 3-hour exam to maintain the certification every five years.

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® holders will start earning PDUs over a shorter certification cycle.

Through PMI’s Continuing Certifications Requirement (CCR) program to remain active certification holders, just like other PMI certifications.

They only have to earn 15 PDUs over the new three-year certification cycle and pay the certification renewal fee of:

$60 for members and $150 for non-members.

PMI research shows CAPM holders believe PDUs are a more valuable investment of their time and effort.

They allow them to remain current on new developments and trends in project management.

This new process is easier and less expensive for CAPM holders.

There are many different opportunities for certification holders to earn PDUs.

Visit PMI’s web page to receive updates and special offer for active and expired CAPMs from the 1 October 2020

Continuing Certification Requirement

The above diagram gives an overview of how CAPM certification holders can earn their PDU’s.

Specific PDU Requirements

Minimum of 9 Education PDUs

Maximum of 6 Giving Back PDUs

All 15 required Education PDUs can meet the requirement. However, a minimum of 2 PDUs for each Education-related skill: Technical, Leadership, and Business is needed.

Meaning, you can complete electives to earn the remainder of their Education PDUs.

For CAPM holders who want to pursue Giving Back PDUs, can earn a maximum of 2 PDUs for working as a professional (not required), and up to 6 PDUs for volunteering or creating content.

Want to know more about two types of PDUs that you can claim towards renewal — Education and Giving Back? Learn how to earn PDUs.

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