Once you own a certificate from PMI®, you need to accumulate PDUs in order to renew to maintain the certificate.
There are 2 types of PDUs, including Education PDUs and Giving Back PDUs. Each PMI® certificate will have different PDU requirements. To renew your PMP®, PgMP®, PfMP®, or PMI-PBA® certification, you need to accumulate 60 PDUs in each 3-year cycle. This article will show you how to accumulate the required number of 60 PDUs to meet the Continuing Certificate Requirement (CCR).
PMP®, PgMP®, PfMP®, PMI-PBA® need to accumulate 60 PDUs in a 3-year cycle
If you hold a Project Management Professional (PMP®), Program Management Professional (PgMP®), Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP®) or Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA®) certification, you are required to earn 60 PDUs in a 3-year cycle. These 60 PDUs are further subdivided as follows:
- 35 Minimum Education PDUs
- 25 Maximum Giving Back PDUs
Details are shown in the figure below:
Talent Triangle PDUs®
As you can see in the figure, Education PDUs are required. You need to earn a minimum of 35 Education PDUs.
As a certification holder, you must acquire a certain amount of PDUs in each of the PMI Talent Triangle® skill areas: technical, leadership, strategic, and business management. There is no limit to the amount of Education PDUs you can earn, so you can get all 60 PDUs in Education if you choose.
|Technical||Knowledge, skills, and behaviors related to specific areas of project, program, and portfolio management. Technical aspects of performing your job/role.|
|Leadership||Knowledge, skills, and behaviors related to the ability to guide, motivate, and/or direct others to achieve goals.|
|Strategic & Business Management||Industry/organizational expertise and knowledge, helping you align your team in ways that enhance performance and drive better business results.|
Giving Back to the Profession
Giving Back PDUs is optional, and you need to earn a maximum of 25 Giving Back PDUs.
Sharing knowledge and actively using your talents is a vital method to contribute to the industry while also furthering your personal professional development. As a result, your actions in this area can earn you up to 25 PDUs.
Take a look at all the different ways you can earn PDUs. Even some ways that you might not have thought of before.
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