|Manage and Maintain Your 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.
Certification Reinstatement Process and Requirements
If an individual does not renew their NPDP certification within the three-year timeframe and allows their status to lapse, they may apply to reinstate their certification within one year following their lapse date. 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 reinstatement of certification individuals will be required to document 60 professional development hours (PDHs) to show continuing active involvement in the field of product development, in addition to paying the appropriate reinstatement fee. While an individual’s certification is “lapsed”, the NPDP credential and designation MAY NOT be used.
After the one-year lapse period individuals will be required to retake the exam and document 60 professional development hours (PDHs) to show continuing active involvement in the field of product development, in addition to paying the appropriate reinstatement fee.
Important: The reinstatement application fee does not include the cost to take the NPDP exam again ($250).
Fees for Renewing and Reinstating Certification
PDMA Members: $150
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:
If you have any questions regarding the renewal or reinstatement process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.