WAYS TO EARN PDUS

For all PMI certifications except the CAPM®, you’ll need to follow the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program and earn professional development units (PDUs.) The goal is to ensure that your certified competencies stay relevant and up-to-date.

Your PDU activities must relate to topics that are substantially consistent with the Exam Content Outline for your certification. Check your certification handbook to understand the PDU amounts needed and the qualifying activities for your certification.

There are tons of opportunities to earn PDUs. Choose the ways that work for you and make the most of your enrichment!

Professional Development Units

Education

Study solo or engage in a group learning activity. Need ideas for a topic? The PMI® Talent Triangle shows the ideal skill set for today’s practitioner.

Course or Training

Instructor-led formal education courses or classes held in-person or online

Participating in educational training courses is a traditional and effective way to learn. There are many outlets for these activities offered by PMI-KSA and third-party providers across the globe.

Organization Meetings

Meetings, activities and local events related to the profession Typically limited to 1–2 PDUs

Professional meetings that include an educational component provide an opportunity to learn and also to network. PMI chapters and third parties host these activities throughout the year on a local basis. Your organization may conduct professional events as well.

Online or Digital Media

Self-paced learning conducted online or through varied forms of digital media

Technology allows you to cater learning and educational opportunities to your schedule and needs. Many educational webinars, videos and other types of digital content are available online and on demand.

Look into the opportunities that are available through these resources.

Read

Self-directed reading that is relevant to the certification you hold

Reading is a valuable component of learning, and there are countless reading materials pertinent to the profession. You can read books, articles, whitepapers, or blogs to stay informed and support your ongoing professional development. Check out some of the available content.

Informal Learning

Educational opportunities focused on structured discussions

Sometimes learning comes through interaction with others. You can earn PDUs by engaging in structured professional discussions with others, for example while you’re being mentored or participating in a “lunch and learn” session with your organization.