For more information, click on the Certification tab on the PMI website, or contact PMI's CEU Coordinator in the
Professional Services Department at 800-259-5562 with any questions regarding PMI recertification.
You may also email your questions to [email protected] with "CEU" in the subject line.

Core Competency Requirements per PMI Credential:

Your credentials remain current until the expiration date listed in exam result notification letter that accompanies your certificate. The expiration date of a certificate is at least one year from the date of the exam. To maintain active certification, you must apply for renewal of your credentials annually.

Once you have earned the minimum required CEUs, you may apply for recertification. You can complete this process online.

Yes, In the event that you are randomly selected for a CEU audit, PMI will contact you to request documentation of the CEUs claimed. Please retain documentation of all CEUs earned for this purpose, and for your own records.

If PMI requests documentation of your CEUs, you must submit copies of the CEUs you earned during the requested period. Send copies as the CEU documents will not be returned to you. Mail to: PMI, 10223 McAllister Fwy, Suite 104, San Antonio, Texas 78216.

You may fax CEU documentation to 210.691.8972 or scan and e-mail to [email protected]. Please include your best contact number and email in your cover sheet or email.

Normally a certificate of attendance/completion is all that is required. However, if the certificate is not printed with your name and/or the date of the program, you must provide additional verification (i.e., registration confirmation, payment receipt).

PMI will also accept a statement on letterhead verifying your participation in a continuing education program from either the educator or your supervisor/employer. In lieu of a certificate, the instructor's business card and his/her signature and date documented on a program agenda may be used to demonstrate CEUs earned.

The renewal fee for the 1st certification is $75.00 (per person) the 2nd is $50.00, and the 3rd and 4th are $25.00 each per renewal period.

Yes, A $50.00 late fee is required if the renewal application or fee are received more than thirty days following the expiration date of the certificate(s).

If your certificate expired a year or more ago, please contact PMI at 800.259.5562 for further guidance on how to reinstate a delinquent certification.

PMI requires its graduates to complete a minimum of 12 CEUs by the expiration date listed on each certification to keep the PMI certification(s) active. Each CEU is the equivalent of one classroom hour of continuing education.

PMI defines a CEU as one hour of participation in a recognized continuing education program.

  • Obtain a minimum of 12 CEUs per certification period.
  • 75% of the required CEUs (9) should be earned through core competency training topics.
  • 25% of the required CEUs (3) may be earned from other training topics.

A. PMI allows its certified professionals to earn the required CEUs from a variety of sources. All programs that have prior CEU approval through PMI or another qualified credentialing organization will be accepted. These methods are highlighted below:

1. Live In-person Continuing Education Programs
Attend seminars, workshops and conferences or other classroom style continuing education programs. Visit for a list of current PMI classes.

2. Webinars or Audio Seminars
Participate in web or audio based learning. View upcoming PMI webinar topics at Consider becoming a Total Access webinar subscriber and gain entry (and CEUs) for your entire staff. Visit for details.

3. Online Courses
PMI offers a wide variety of online course topics for the distance learner. Go to and browse the course listings. Note the time limits and required textbooks (if any) prior to purchase.

4. Low cost or Free Self-study Training Options

a. PMI Audio Downloads with CEU quizzes
Purchase pre-recorded webinar or conference training sessions and earn CEUs when you complete the accompanying quiz with a score of 80% or better. Training packages are available for each PMI credential.

b. CMS sponsored webinar, teleconference or MedLearn web-based training. For MedLearn, go to: Click on the Web-based Training (WBT) Courses link and browse the courses listings to select a module. Print a certificate of completion prior to exiting the course(s).

c. BC Advantage Online CEU Center
BC Advantage subscribers receive complimentary access to an online CEU center. Numerous organizations have approved these quizzes for a variety of CEU increments. PMI approves 1 CEU per CEU package available at .

d. Professional Association Meetings
Attend local meetings of NetworkPMI or other appropriate professional association meetings that include an educational component with prior CEU approval (i.e., an educational presentation or a hands-on coding clinic).

CEU Requirements

PMI defines a CEU as one hour of participation in a recognized continuing education program. PMI graduates must obtain a minimum of 12 CEUs per year to maintain the active credential. At least 75% (9) of the required CEUs must be obtained through training that is directly relevant to the core competency requirements associated with the certificate. PMI will allow 25%(3) of the required CEUs to be earned from other training topics.