Makes sense, but don't like the way it's being handled. Certs now expire 3 years after issuance, effective Jan 1, 2010 and retroactively. I'm not sure I really care. I've been in the field over 10 years, do I still need a cert that shows I have at least 6 months knowledge? Other than possibly to get past HR or computers that only look for particular keywords. But it would have been nice to know that I went from current to decertified for over 8 years in a matter of a day. Also interesting, those holding multiple certs only has to recertify in the highest. That automatically renews everything under it.