Maintain your Level as Professional
People change, people take different career paths. Individual certification only has value when it is accurate and descriptive of the competences the individual currently shows. Therefore, the validity of the IPMA certificates is 5 years.

Requirements for Re-certification
The table below indicates the requirements that a professional should fulfil in order to maintain their certification level. More details can be found in the International Certification Regulations (ICR), which can be downloaded at the bottom of the page. As can be derived from this table, the professional has to spend enough time, at the applicable level, in a responsible role, and has to maintain their professional competence by renewing their knowledge.

Re-certification Process
The flowchart below describes the re-certification process. As indicated, this is a much simpler process than the process to become certified for the first time, since the professional has already achieved certification in a previous period.