Earn Education PDUs to renew your PMP or ACP certification
No matter what type of PMI certification you may hold – PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA – you need to earn a minimum number of Education PDUs in specific categories in order to renew your certification.
The categories are:
- Strategic and Business Management (also called “Strategic)
- Technical Project Management (also called “Technical”)
Based on your certification the amounts will vary. See the table below for the breakdown.
|If your certification is…||PMP, PgMP, PfMP or PMI-PBA||PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP or PMI-SP|
|You need a minimum # of Technical PDUs…||8||4|
|And a minimum # of Leadership PDUs….||8||4|
|And a minimum # of Strategic PDUs…||8||4|
|And remaining # PDUs in any of the above categories…||11||6|
|For a total of…||35||18|
Note: in addition to these Education PDUs, you will also need to earn “Giving back to the profession” PDUs.
How do I earn Education PDUs?
Here are some examples of the PDUs you can earn from courses. Find more on the online courses page.
If you like to read, there are unlimited options for earning PDUs. Find more on the books page.
Strategic: 8.5 PDUs Cost: Low Effort: Low Time: High
Online webinars are another way to earn PDUs for your certification renewal. Find more on the webinars page.
Learn how having the correct agile mindset can help unleash organizational agility and team effectiveness.
Leadership: 1.00 PDU Effort: Low Time: Low Cost: Free
In addition to books, there blogs on agile and project management-related topics that can help you earn PDUs. Find more examples on the blogs page.
Provides practical guides and resources related to Leadership, Agile and creating successful teams.
Strategic: 0.25 PDUs Leadership: 0.25 PDUs Technical: 0.25 PDUs Cost: Free Effort: Low Time: Low
One of the best podcast resources available, PM Podcast provides bundle of useful podcasts for beginners or experts. Fichtner, PMP, CSM, interviews project managers about how they successfully lead projects, sharing their insights and best practices.
Leadership: 1 PDU Strategic: 1 PDU Technical: 1 PDU Cost: Free Effort: Low Time: Low