To be qualified for recertification you must accumulate sixty professional development units (PDUs) over a three-year period. A PDU is equivalent to one hour of contact time in a class on project management offered by a registered education provider. There are also many other ways to acquire PDUs. The different ways of acquiring PDUs will take too much space to review here, but after you have acquired your PMP certification you will have three years or more to accumulate these PDUs. You are able to earn PDUs for attending classes, writing a book or an article on project management, presenting a paper on project management, and many other items outlined in the professional development section of PMI's Web site at www.pmi.org. The timing of the three years starts on January 1 of the January following your certification, so the first time you requalify, you may really have more than three years' time to accumulate enough PDUs.
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