Microsoft has changed their certification policy, so the MCITP or MCPD credentials don't need recertification every three years.
Today I received the following e-mail:
Dear Microsoft Certified Professional,
We are pleased to inform you about a recent Microsoft Certification policy change that affects your Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) or Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) credential.
In response to customer feedback, Microsoft has eliminated the requirement to recertify, or refresh, your MCITP or MCPD certification every three years. This is good news for you; there is no action required to maintain the certifications you hold today.
The certification lifecycle
The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), MCITP, and MCPD credentials—Microsoft certifications for new technologies—are aligned with the Microsoft product lifecycle, and will retire when Microsoft discontinues mainstream support for the underlying technology. When a certification that you have earned retires, the record of your certification remains on your transcript, allowing you to retain documentation of your certification history.
Your contact information
To make sure that you receive important information from us about your investment in Microsoft Certification, please visit the MCP Profile Center on the Microsoft Certification member site to update your contact preferences.
We appreciate your interest in Microsoft technologies and Microsoft Certification.
The Microsoft Certification program team