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PMI's PMP certification renewal process 3 months 1 week ago #8151

  • Josh Merkle
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Hello,

This is my first time going thru PMI's "PMP certification renewal process".

I've submitted all my PDU claims to PMI. My Dashboard shows "0 PDUs remaining to renew", so I've obtained all the necessary PDUs to renew my certification.

I received an email, however, from PMI stating, "You are eligible to renew your PMP credential". It wants me to complete the renewal process and submit payment by logging onto certification.pmi.org.

I'm slightly confused, because I know I've already paid for a PMI membership ($129) and a PMI-OC membership ($35), so now I need to submit another payment ($??) to renew the actual PMP certification? Is this correct?

I'm asking because this is my first time going thru this process.

Also... What is this Company Code business?

What is this Voucher business?

$60 for the PMP certification renewal fee when it's all said & done?

So... $129 (PMI membership) + $35 (PMI-OC membership) + $60 (PMP certification renewal payment) = $224 ??? Is this typical?

PMI's PMP certification renewal process 3 months 1 week ago #8154

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Josh,

Yes., what you are seeing looks pretty normal. As you may know, I am a member of PMI-OC myself and so that is exactly the type of payment that I've been making: For two years I pay the PMI membership and PMI-OC membership, and then every third year I also pay the PMP renewal fee:
  • Year 1 and 2: $129 + $35 = $164
  • Year 3: $129 + $35 + $60 = $224
(A very long time ago, PMP renewal was free. But alas, that is no longer the case...)

I cannot tell you what the Company Code / Voucher fields are for. I never used them, but I assume it is used in cases where PMI offers special discounts to companies. But that's really just a guess. Does anyone else know?

In the end, there is really just one way to save money here, and that is by NOT being a PMI/PMI-OC member. But that means that you will have to pay the "non-member" fee whenever you attend a dinner meeting, seminar or conference. And over time that will in fact become more expensive than paying the yearly fees.
Until Next Time,
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM
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PMI's PMP certification renewal process 3 months 1 week ago #8155

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Thank you Cornelius.

Just one more question regarding this topic...

My Renewal Date isn't until 11 August 2017. If I renew now, would this add 3 years then from the 11 August 2017 date? Or, if I renewed now, would it add 3 years from now?

i.e., Would it be in my best interest to wait till 11 August 2017 and pay, so the clock doesn't start ticking now? Do this make sense?

PMI's PMP certification renewal process 3 months 1 week ago #8156

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Josh,

Your renewal cycle is completely independent from the date on which you renew. Renewing simply means that you complete the cycle. It never changes the dates. Renewing now simply adds 3 years to the end of the cycle for you.

Please take a look here www.project-management-prepcast.com/kune...t-year-of-cycle#8124 where we discuss and answer a very similar question.
Until Next Time,
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM
President, OSP International LLC

PMI's PMP certification renewal process 3 months 6 days ago #8161

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Beautiful. As always, thank you so much Cornelius for the PERFECT help. You always provide the BEST (and QUICKEST ;-) service. Really appreciate everything you do. Thanks again for the answers.
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