AXELOS announced earlier this year that PRINCE2 in its current form (2009 edition) will be updated to PRINCE2 2017 edition. This major update brings a number of changes to the PRINCE2 method and certification structure.
One of the changes is that the PRINCE2 Re-registration course and exam will cease to exist. With the new update, your PRINCE2 Practitioner status will be valid for 3 years as opposed to 5 years. After 3 years, you will simply be required to take the PRINCE2 Practitioner again to refresh your status.
If your PRINCE2 Practitioner status has expired and you wish to re-register, you must take the PRINCE2 Practitioner online course and exam. This will equip you with the latest version of PRINCE2 and refresh your PRINCE2 Practitioner status for another 3 years.