What’s Your PMP Certification Status?

Posted on December 11, 2009 by


A PMP® (Project Management Professional certification) status is either Active, Suspended, or Retired. As soon as someone has earned their PMP, their status is Active. If they maintain their Continuing Certification Requirements by earning and reporting 60 PDUs (Professional Development Units) during each three-year cycle, they continue to have Active status. If they do not earn and report the required number of PDUs, their certification status is Suspended. If someone has Suspended status for one year, they lose their PMP entirely and must start from the beginning to re-apply to re-take the PMP Exam. If you have been a PMP for at least ten consecutive years and are retiring, you may apply for Retired status by writing a request to PMIs certification department. For more details, please see the PMP Handbook at: http://www.pmi.org/PDF/pdc_pmphandbook.pdf.