What are Professional Development Units (PDUs)?
Professional Development Units (PDUs) are credits needed for renewal of the PMP certification. The PMI Global website defines a PDU as “ PDU is the measuring unit used to quantify approved learning and professional service activities. Typically, one PDU is earned for every one hour spent in a planned, structured learning experience or activity. Fractions of PDUs may be reported in 0.25 increments following one full hour.”
The purpose of the Continuing Certification Requirements Program (CCR) Program is to:
- Sustain the PMP as a global certification credential
- Enhance the ongoing professional development of PMPs
- Encourage and recognize individualized learning opportunities
- Offer a standardized and objective mechanism for attaining and recording professional development activities.
PMPs must accrue a minimum of sixty (60) Professional Development Units (PDUs) every three years. 15 the 60 PDUs must be educational.
The certification / CCR cycle begins the day you pass the exam and/or multi-rater assessment (for PgMP credential holders) and ends on the same date three years later. More information is available on PMI’s Web Site. See how to maintain your credential on the PMI Web site. PMPs must also comply with the PMP Code of Professional Conduct to maintain certification status.
Need to Claim PDUs for Chapter Meetings?
- Keep track of them!
- PMI Kenya Chapter will not submit or track PDUs for you
- Enter them online regularly at www.pmi.org
- Check your transcript
- Keep all paperwork for classes, PDDs, etc.
- Be prepared to be audited!
- Mark which chapter meetings you attend (print receipt)
- Do not wait until the 11th hour to submit your PDUs
Detailed Instructions for Reprting your PDUs at www.pmi.org below.