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Manage and Maintain Your NPDP Certification
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Maintain NPDP Certification

New Product Development Professional Certification Renewal Process and Requirements

Certified new product development professionals can renew their NPDP Certification every three years by completing and submitting a certification renewal application in the Certification Portal, subject to approval by PDMA.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS — PDHs

The primary criterion for renewing NPDP Certification is the active pursuit of additional new product development knowledge through Professional Development Hours (PDHs). All individuals are required to pay a renewal fee upon submitting their renewal application.

To renew certification, an individual is required to obtain 60 PDHs over a three-year period beginning on the date NPDP Certification is awarded. More information on PDHs.

You may complete your certification renewal application and update your PDH hours by visiting the Certification Portal.

Enter the Certification Portal


Certification Reinstatement Process and Requirements

If an individual does not renew their NPDP Certification within the three-year timeframe and allows their certification status to lapse, they may apply to reinstate their certification within a one-year grace period. Reinstatement applications can be completed and submitted to PDMA through the Certification Portal. All individuals are required to pay a reinstatement fee upon submitting their reinstatement application.

For certifications lapsing more than one year, you may be are required to either retake the exam or document 60 professional development hours (PDHs) showing continuing active involvement in the field of product development, in addition to paying the reinstatement fee.

Important: The reinstatement application fee does not include the cost to take the NPDP exam ($250).


Fees for Renewing and Reinstating Certification

PDMA Members: $150
Non-Members: $200

This fee does not include the cost of taking the NPDP exam ($250) to be paid to the testing service provider, Prometric.

If you wish to pay your recertification application fee by check, mail it to the address below:

PDMA Membership/General
1000 Westgate Drive, Suite 252
St. Paul, MN 55114

If you have any questions regarding the renewal or reinstatement process, please email certification@pdma.org.