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Can we apply for Certification renewal in the first year of cycle ? 3 months 2 weeks ago #8085

  • Mahesh
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Hello,
I am PMP and my certification cycle is : 9 Apr 2016 - 8 Apr 2019 . Can certification be renewed in the first year of the cycle, while I am still a PMI member? I have already earned 31 PDUs until now.
If in case i am able to renew it by 15 Feb 2017, what will be my new certification cycle?

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Mahesh

Can we apply for Certification renewal in the first year of cycle ? 3 months 2 weeks ago #8092

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Hello Mahesh,

I believe that that answer is yes. As soon as you have earned the minimum required amount of PDUs you can renew your certification. (I do recommend that you verify this with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

But please note that this does NOT change your future cycles: Your current cycle is 9 Apr 2016 - 8 Apr 2019 and if you renew early that means that you simply "complete" the current cycle. Your next cycle will be 9 Apr 2019 - 8 Apr 2022.

Also note that you cannot "pre-earn PDUs" for the next cycle. PDUs that you earn before 9 Apr 2019 do NOT count for the next cycle. There are some exceptions to this rule, but generally speaking, if you renew your credential early, then it is best to wait with earning your next PDUs until your new cycle begins.
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Can we apply for Certification renewal in the first year of cycle ? 3 months 1 week ago #8124

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Since I have just renewed in the first year of my three year cycle I can confirm: yes it is possible and no, it does not change the cycles (for me it was 2015 to 18 and I received a new certificate until 2021).

Can we apply for Certification renewal in the first year of cycle ? 3 months 1 week ago #8138

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Hello,
please correct me if I am wrong, but I think your PMI membership status (member / no member) does not matter for the renwal cycle of your PMP certificate. Even non PMI members can claim PDUs and renew their PMP certificate.

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Christian,

Correct. You do NOT have to be a PMI member to renew your PMP status. However... The PMP credential renewal fee is $60 (U.S.) for PMI members and $150 (U.S.) for non-members.
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