Renew your MPN offers for competencies and advanced specializations during the renewal window

Appropriate roles: MPN partner admin

Responding to COVID-19: Microsoft Partner Network update

Microsoft is offering competency extension (except for the Cloud Business Applications competency) and advanced specialization extension for partners with anniversary dates between January 1, 2021 and June 30, 2021. For more information, see this partner blog post.

Renewal reminders

You have 30 days after your anniversary date to renew. Your benefits continue during that time. Fifteen days before your anniversary date, Microsoft will remind you of your upcoming anniversary. You will receive another reminder 23 days after your anniversary date. When you renew during that anniversary plus 30-day window, your benefits remain intact. If you don't renew within your renewal window, you'll lose your benefits and competencies.

When you renew during the renewal window, your new anniversary date will be 365 days after your current anniversary.

How to view competency renewal information

  1. Sign in to Partner Center dashboard and select the Competencies tile.

  2. In the list of competencies that are available, your competencies should be marked as Complete.

  3. Select one of your competencies. You'll see a notice that you have been given an exemption from meeting the requirements until your next renewal date.

  4. To take advantage of this offer, go to Membership offers. You may need to pay the competency fee to complete the process, depending on your competency purchase or renewal status.

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