TOPIC: Do I need to renew PMI membership to retain myPMP?

Do I need to renew PMI membership to retain myPMP? 4 years 8 months ago #5263

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Question:

Do we need to renew our PMI membership every year to maintain our PMP certified status?

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There is good news here because you do NOT have to be a PMI member to become or remain PMP certified.

Most project managers will join PMI as they are preparing for their PMP exam because they receive a substantial discount on the exam fees. In fact, the discount is greater than the yearly PMI membership fee. So it makes a lot of sense to join and pay the fee.

However, a substantial number of people will not renew their PMI membership after the first year because it is not necessary to be a member in order to retain your PMP status. Often this is driven by financial considerations.

I personally have always enjoyed being a member of both my local PMI chapter (I was chapter president at one time) and also PMI Global (I am currently volunteering on the Social Media Advisory Group). I find a lot of benefit in being and staying a member.

But in the end, whether or not you want to retain your membership is a very personal decision.

Do I need to renew PMI membership to retain myPMP? 1 year 6 months ago #14132

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Will I be able to access Webinars on projectmanagement.com if I'm no longer a member of PMI?

Do I need to renew PMI membership to retain myPMP? 1 year 6 months ago #14136

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If you want access to ALL webinars on projectmanagement.com then you will need to renew your membership. However, even if you let your membership lapse the website still offers some free content you can access as a "free user".

Please visit www.projectmanagement.com/Membership/standard.cfm for the details.
Until Next Time,
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Hello Cornelius
I just got my PMP in January.
If I cancel my PMI membership, can I still log in my earned 60 PDUs (from another institution with my transcript as a proof)?
Thank you

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Yes. If you are PMP certified, but NOT a PMI member then you can still log in to your account at ccrs.pmi.org to record and claim your PDUs.

However, there is a price difference.

As of today, PMI members pay $60 for their renewal, and non-members pay $150.
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Is this accurate information? Renewal is not US$60, I have to pay US129 for renewal every year.

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Yes, $129.00
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Do I need to renew PMI membership to retain myPMP? 1 year 1 month ago #15402

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129$ is for PMI account renewal , he mentions with 60$ about renewal PMP certificate for more 3 years after earning 60 PDUs

Do I need to renew PMI membership to retain myPMP? 8 months 2 weeks ago #16687

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so it will cost you $387 to be a member for 3 yrs to save $90 at time of PMP cert renewal.... my math says that is a bad selling point to be a member

Do I need to renew PMI membership to retain myPMP? 4 months 3 weeks ago #17851

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Seems not a good deal to be member indded.
My only concern is if will be easy to find different type of webinars (leadership, technical, etc...) for PDUs claiming.

Do I need to renew PMI membership to retain myPMP? 3 months 2 weeks ago #18149

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you can renew membership ONLY for one year (just before renewing your PMP certification )
So you pay 129 +60+10 =199 instead of 150
So you get one year membership for effectively 49 .
And in that ONE year you can earn lot of PDUs .
Then You keep PMI membership discontinued for two years .
SO IT IS GOOD IDEA to renew strategically once in three years.

Thanks Cornelius!

Do I need to renew PMI membership to retain myPMP? 3 months 1 week ago #18242

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I just renewed mine.

I used a combination of books, giving to the community and "on the job".. I filled in with the non-premium content. One thing that helped is that projectmanagement.com lets you filter " already watched" and also filter by the 3 pillars (Technical, leadership and Stategic & Business). This made it easy to know what I needed to fill in to complete my 60. I then paid the $129 (+ $10 FEE) to PMI membership, which dropped the renewal cost to $60 for a total of $199. I assumed that you would order both the membership and the renewal at the same time. This is not true. You have to do 2 seperate purchases with PMI. Had I known this, I would have become a member sooner. However, there is PLENTY of free content without being a member to watch enough training webinars.
Why be a member then? Because now, if I finish my PDUs in the next year, I still get to renew for $60 (for 3 more years) because I will still have the PMI membership.

There are other benefits to the membership, but thought I'd throw out that tidbit about re-renewing in your first year.
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