The IPMA certificates have a validity of five years. After that, you can recertify for five more years. The recertification course is shorter and easier to go through than to cover the whole course of studies over again. If you recertify in time you will not have to go through the whole procedure again. It is possible to recertify for IPMA A, B, C, D, Agile Leadership, and PMO. Recertification is not possible for the IPMA C theoretical certificate, but you can apply for the IPMA D certificate.
We will do our utmost to contact candidates with an expiring certificate to recertificate. However, timely recertification ultimately remains the responsibility of candidates. Want to know when your certificate expires? Consult the international IPMA Registry.