Professional Development Units (PDUs)

PDUs are the measuring unit used to quantify your professional development as part of the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program. 1 PDU = 1 hour of learning/activity.  

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How Do I Earn PDUs?

You can earn your Education PDUs by attending classes offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) Authorized Training Partners, Chapters or by your organizations or a university; attending a PMI congress, PMI Training and other events; or through self-directed learning.

Are Project Management Certificate Courses Eligible for PDUs?

Certificate courses in the Strategy Essentials of Project Management certificate are PMI-approved for professional development units, PDUs. By accumulating and tracking these units over your certification cycle, you can maintain your certification status with PMI.

How Do I Report Earned PDUs?

Access and navigate to the Online PDU Reporting (CCR) System.

What Does the Certification Process Look Like?

PMI offers a number of certifications, including Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification, which represents an elite group of project managers. It proves project leadership experience and expertise in any way of working. To obtain PMP certification, a project manager must meet certain requirements and then pass a 180-question exam. The PMP exam was created by project leaders for project leaders, so each test question can be related to real-life project management experiences.

*Source: The Project Management Institute