How To Earn PDUs

As a certified project management or agile professional, you've already demonstrated your commitment to excellence and dedication to continuous improvement. To maintain the value and recognition of your certification, PMI requires certified professionals to renew their credentials periodically.

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What are the different ways to earn PDU’s?

Professional Development Units (PDUs) are a critical component of maintaining PMI certifications, including PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACP, and others. PDUs represent the ongoing professional development activities that certified professionals engage in to enhance their skills, knowledge, and expertise in project management and related fields. Here are the different ways to earn PDUs:

Education Courses
  • Attending educational courses, workshops, seminars, and training programs related to project management or aligned with the PMI Talent Triangle (Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic and Business Management) is a common way to earn PDUs. These can be offered by PMI Registered Education Providers (REPs) or other recognized institutions.

  • Webinars and Online Courses
  • Participating in webinars, online courses, and e-learning activities that are pre-approved by PMI for PDUs can be a convenient way to earn credits, especially for busy professionals.

  • Self-Directed Learning
  • Engaging in self-directed learning, such as reading books, articles, and research papers related to project management or attending relevant conferences, can be a source of PDUs. However, it's essential to ensure that the learning activity is directly related to project management.

  • Giving Presentations
  • Presenting at project management conferences, seminars, or workshops can earn PDUs. Preparing and delivering a presentation can help reinforce your own knowledge while sharing insights with others.

  • Volunteer Work
  • Giving back to the project management community through volunteering in PMI chapters, communities of practice, or other relevant organizations can earn PDUs. This can include activities like serving on a committee, organizing events, or contributing to knowledge sharing initiatives.

  • Working as a Professional
  • For some certifications, you can earn PDUs based on your work experience. This is often the case for certain PMI certifications, where a portion of the required PDUs can be earned through active work in a relevant field.

  • Writing and Publishing
  • Writing articles, blog posts, or books related to project management or presenting research papers can be a way to earn PDUs.

  • Continuous Education
  • Completing academic courses at the undergraduate or postgraduate level in project management or a related field can also earn PDUs.

  • It's essential to track and report the earned PDUs accurately through the PMI Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) system to maintain your certification. The number of PDUs required for certification renewal varies depending on the certification and is subject to PMI's policies.

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