PMI is replacing the existing system that manages data and processes for the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) system with a new solution developed and maintained by PMI. The new System is designed to provide an easy-to-use graphical interface as the entry point for credential holders that will deliver a more seamless, improved customer experience.
The PMI CCR is a mandatory requirement for all holders of the PMP, PgMP, PMI-SP and PMI-RMP credentials (the CAPM credential lasts for 5 years and then has to be renewed by re-examination). People who fail to achieve the required level of CCR specified for their credential are removed from the list of credential holders and can no longer use the designation [see more on PMI’s CCR requirements].
The new CCR System will handle all of the functionality that the current system manages in addition to introducing new efficiencies. These improvements will ensure that PMI keeps pace with the needs of the growing number of credential holders.
Credential holders will find it simpler and more efficient to:
- Select activities (courses/events)
- Report PDUs – View transcripts
- Maintain multiple credentials
The new CCR System is incorporated into PMI’s single sign-on technology [www.pmi.org] enabling system users to log in once to gain access to all PMI systems and avoid the inconvenience of responding to additional prompts and entering additional passwords.
The improvements are definitely needed, as at 31st July, PMI membership has exceeded 300,000 and there were over 370,000 current credential holders. The breakdown of statistics is:
PMI membership: 306,111 – an overall increase of 11.2 percent for the year.
Total Project Management Professionals (PMP)®: 360,662
Total Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®: 9,126
Total Program Management Professionals (PgMP)®: 307
Total Scheduling Professionals (PMI-SP)®: 164
Total Risk Management Professionals (PMI-RMP)®: 192