PMI has announced some changes to its Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) mandate.
If your palms are sweating right now, you are probably a PMP, PgMP, PMI-SP or other PMI certification holder.
The good news is that the changes to the CCR program are designed to maintain the value of the program, and that’s good for everyone. After all, PMI credentials are internationally recognized and respected, and while CCRs are meant to keep the program relevant, unless the content and nature of the CCR requirements stay up to date, the program loses its muscle (the professional equivalent of listening to some tunes on your CD Walkman in 2015.).
Why the Update?
Some of the changes were spurred by feedback from credential holders themselves. Users have stated that while the flexibility of the previous CCR program was appreciated, a notable lack of guidance left them feeling a little lost. Other changes were based on feedback from employers. Four out of five employers in the field of project management say they have a hard time finding the talent they are looking for-- the new CCRs are designed to create and hone the missing skills employers seek.