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PMP Renewal before the end of the 3-year-cycle 1 year 11 months ago #5426

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Hi,
I just claimed the 37 PDUs I am able to claim for listening to the PMI-ACP-PrepCast and with those 37 PDUs I reached the 60 PDUs I need to renew my PMP-Status.

And that's just one year after I got my PMP-Certification.

So, when should I renew my status? Can I do it now or should I wait until the end of the 3-year-cycle?

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Florian

PMP Renewal before the end of the 3-year-cycle 1 year 11 months ago #5427

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Florian, I infer you received your PMI verfication of all 60 PDUs for your 3-year cycle.

You do not have to re-new the cycle until close to the expiration of your certification. If you renew, you will start the cycle again.

Now, if you are a PMI member (and I only say this for general information because it wasn't in your question) and you want to remain a member, then you have to renew that annually by paying the dues. This is different than the 3-year PMP certification and you do not have to be a member of PMI to remain a PMP or even apply for credits.

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PMP Renewal before the end of the 3-year-cycle 1 year 11 months ago #5428

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Hi Florian,

If you have fulfilled your 60 PDU's early you can renew your certification now. I fulfilled mine in a year as well. I renewed my certification and the renewal date started at the end of the 3 year period. For example...original certification expiration date 11/30/16. New certification date is now 11/30/19. You can go on the PMI website and check your status. It should show that you have fulfilled the 60 PDU's for renewal. Hope this helps.

PMP Renewal before the end of the 3-year-cycle 1 year 11 months ago #5429

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Hello Florian,

I usually earn the 60 PDUs that I need within a year or two, because I do a lot of public speaking and I also attend many conferences. Right now, for example, I have 52 PDUs and there are two years left in my cycle.

But frankly, it doesn't really matter when you renew. You can renew early, right on time, or you can even wait for a couple of weeks after your due date. I believe PMI gives you a 4 week grace period - but I wouldn't put it to a test... ;-)

My reasoning for renewing early is simply this: I get it out of the way and it gives me a sense of accomplishment. There is no other benefit.
Until Next Time,
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PMP Renewal before the end of the 3-year-cycle 1 year 11 months ago #5430

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Hi and thank you all for your answers!
Now it's clear: You can renew any time within the 3-year-cycle and another three years will be added beginning at the end of the first cycle. I was afraid that I would loose two years of the first cycle, which is not the case.
I just renewed my status and now I am a PMP in good standing until end of june 2020 - Wohoo!

PMP Renewal before the end of the 3-year-cycle 1 year 11 months ago #5431

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Congrats Florian!

PMP Renewal before the end of the 3-year-cycle 1 year 10 months ago #5744

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Will you still be able to transfer 20 PDU's earned in the final year of your certification cycle to the first year of the new three year cycle if you renew in early?

(Cut and paste from PMP handbook page 46)

How to Transfer PDUs to the Next CCR Cycle
If you earn more than the required PDUs in your CCR cycle, you may apply the following amounts of PDUs to your next certification/CCR cycle. Credential No. of PDUs allowed to be transferred to the next cycle

PMP - 20 PDUs
PgMP - 20 PDUs
PMI-ACP - 10 PDUs
PMI-RMP - 10 PDUs
PMI-SP - 10 PDUs

Only PDUs earned in the final year (12 months) of your certification cycle can be transferred.

PMP Renewal before the end of the 3-year-cycle 1 year 10 months ago #5748

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Hi Marc,

As far as I know you can. I certainly plan to do go that route.

PMP Renewal before the end of the 3-year-cycle 1 year 9 months ago #5758

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Hello Marc,

Yes, as long as they are in the last 12 months of your cycle. It's still ok if you get the other 60 done early.
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PMP Renewal before the end of the 3-year-cycle 6 months 2 weeks ago #8517

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Hi:
Say, my PMP will expire on 29 April 2018.
If I get my 60 PDUs by end of 2016, and re-cert, it will be extended to 29 Apr 2021.
If say I get another 60 PDUs in 2017, will it be extended to 2024 ? and so on .....

PMP Renewal before the end of the 3-year-cycle 6 months 2 weeks ago #8518

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Hi,

Not exactly. You cannot repeatedly renew the cycle as far as you want. Your cycle to renew your 2018-2021 can't only be open in 2018. You can earn PDU but they are not yet applied.
I am in the same situation like you. My cycle 2018-2021 has been renewed, I can earn PDU but I cannot renew 2021-2024.
You can continue claiming your pdu.

Best regards

PMP Renewal before the end of the 3-year-cycle 6 months 2 weeks ago #8525

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Lazard Toe, MPM, CIPM, PMP, ITIL wrote: Hi,

Not exactly. You cannot repeatedly renew the cycle as far as you want. Your cycle to renew your 2018-2021 can't only be open in 2018. You can earn PDU but they are not yet applied.
I am in the same situation like you. My cycle 2018-2021 has been renewed, I can earn PDU but I cannot renew 2021-2024.
You can continue claiming your pdu.

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Thanks.
Then, when should I renew for the next cycle so that I can fully utilize the PDUs that I earned in the 3 years cycle ?
Or you are saying that I can only renew for the next cycle after 28-apr-2018, after the first 3 -years cycle expired ?

PMP Renewal before the end of the 3-year-cycle 3 months 3 weeks ago #9342

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Hi,

My cycle Nov 2018- Nov 2021 has been renewed. I understand that i cannot renew again until new cycle starts in 2018. But is it true that i cannot claim PDU's until my final year of my current cycle i.e 2018. If i try to claim any new PDU's now it is not getting reflected and i was informed that you can only start your PDU's from 2018 and carry over only 20 of that PDU to next cycle and claim your remaining 40 PDU in my next cycle i.e from Nov 2018.

Thanks & Regards,
Sajit Panicker

PMP Renewal before the end of the 3-year-cycle 3 months 3 weeks ago #9343

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Dear Sajit,
Thank you for your contribution. I am in the same situation like you. I continue my ccrs and claim pdus which are approved but not yet applied.

PMI has a good reason to process as such and we shall continuously work and contribute as PM.

Best regards

PMP Renewal before the end of the 3-year-cycle 3 months 3 weeks ago #9345

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Thank you very much for your response.
I will continue my learnings and claim my PDU's and note it down somewhere and will apply during my next year.

Thanks & Regards,
Sajit Panicker

PMP Renewal before the end of the 3-year-cycle 3 months 3 weeks ago #9361

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Sanjit,

Let me just clarify one important fact: PDUs are earned on the day of the activity.

This means that if you earn a PDU today, but you wait with inputting this PDU into the CCRS system until next yet, the system will ask you to input the date on which the activity was performed. The system will then apply the PDU to the date on which it was earned (= the day on which you performed the activity).

So you cannot "earn PDUs today and apply them to the next cycle".
Until Next Time,
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PMP Renewal before the end of the 3-year-cycle 3 months 2 weeks ago #9468

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HI! I received my PMP in Feb 2011, submitted all PDUs by September 2013, and am going in to submit now and it says I have to retake the test. I am confused.

PMP Renewal before the end of the 3-year-cycle 3 months 2 weeks ago #9469

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Tracy,

This is probably something that we cannot help you with here. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I recommend that you include your PMI member number and PMP ID number. Also include a screen shot of the message that you see when you write to them.
Until Next Time,
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PMP Renewal before the end of the 3-year-cycle 3 months 2 weeks ago #9470

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You say you submitted the PDU's before September 2013. Did you renew at that time? PDU's are only part of the renewal equation.

PMP Renewal before the end of the 3-year-cycle 2 weeks 4 days ago #10280

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Well Done.
Your blog answers my queries too.
I was also under the same dilemma and now I have the answer.
I will also renew my Cycle once I finish 8 PDU remaining out of 60 PDU's for CCR.
My Renewal Date is : 04 January 2019.
So 2 more years for remaining 8 PDU's :)
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