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Do I need to renew PMI membership to retain myPMP? 3 years 3 months ago #5263

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


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 month 1 week 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 month 1 week 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,
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM
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