How to Submit a PDU Claim

Follow these instructions to submit professional development unit (PDU) claims using CCRS.

In addition to submitting a PDU claim online, you may download the PDU activity reporting form (PDF) to complete and submit to PMI electronically.

About PDU Categories

Category A Activities offered by PMI R.E.P.s

Category A 1-2 PDU Activities offered by PMI Chapters or Communities

Category B, C, D, E or F Activities

About PDU Categories

There are six main categories of PDU claims. Some of these six claim categories have sub-categories that provide details for specific claims. There is a different workflow for Category A and non-Category A claims. Two types of Category A claim are possible — Category A activities (courses or events) offered by a provider and Category A 1-2 PDU activities which include events offered by a PMI chapter or community. The six PDU categories include:

Category Description
A Activities offered by PMI R.E.P.s, chapters, or communities
B Continuing education
C Self-directed learning
D Creating new project management knowledge
E Volunteer service
F Working as a professional in project management

Category A Activities (Courses or Events) offered by PMI R.E.P.s

Perform the following steps to submit a Category A PDU claim for an activity (course or event).

  1. Access CCRS and log in.
    A list of your credentials displays at the left side of the screen.
  2. Click Report professional development units (PDUs) to begin the process.

 

  1. Select the PDU Category from the drop-down list.

 

  1. Select the Activity Type from the drop-down list.

 

  1. Type the provider and/or activity number or name as search criteria to locate the activity. Click Search to continue.

  1. Search results display. Use the sorting options to locate the activity you are claiming. Click the Activity # to continue.

  1. Use the calendar icons to select the activity Start date and End date and answer the questions to indicate your evaluation of the activity. Click Next to continue.

  1. Type the number of PDUs earned for your credential requirements. If you hold more than one credential, all of your credentials will display. You may distribute PDUs across each credential. Click Next to continue.

  1. Review the confirmation agreement and click the checkbox to indicate your acceptance of the terms. Click Submit to finish your claim.

  1. Submission results display listing all credentials for which you have claimed PDUs. Your PDU claim submission is now complete. You may use the Report Another Claim button to submit additional claims.

Category A Chapter and Community 1-2 PDU Activities

 Follow these instructions to report a claim for a Component event offering 1-2 PDUs.

  1. Access CCRS and log in if you have not already logged into PMI.org.
  2. A list of your credentials displays at the left side of the screen.
  3. Click Report professional development units (PDUs) to begin the process.
  4. Select the PDU Category and Activity Type from the drop-down list choices. Click Next to continue.

  1. Type the Component ID or Component Name and click Next to continue.

  1. Component Search Results display. Select the Component ID needed for your claim and click the Component ID to continue to the next step.

  1. Type the activity description information into the following fields. Once all information is complete, click Next to continue.

  1. Type the number of PDUs earned for the activity for each credential and click Next to continue.

The PDU amounts for Component 1-2 PDU events will not be pre-populated. PDU amounts must be entered with a minimum of .25 PDUs and in increments of .25. The maximum PDU amount for this event type is 2 PDUs.
  1. Check the box to indicate that the information you have provided is true and accurate and click Submit. You will receive a confirmation message stating the success or failure of the claim submission.

  1. The confirmation page displays stating whether the claim was accepted or not. You may click Report Another Claim to continue working with claims or perform other tasks in CCRS.

Category B, C, D, E or F Activities

 When you submit a claim for a PDU activity category other than a Category A, you must provide all the required information about the activity to complete the claim. Perform the following steps to submit a PDU claim that is not a Category A activity.

  1. Access CCRS and log in if you have not already logged into PMI.org.
  2. A list of your credentials displays at the left side of the screen.
  3. Click Report professional development units (PDUs) to begin the process..
  4. Select Submit a PDU Claim to begin.
  5. Select the PDU Category from the drop-down list choices and click Next to continue.

  1. Type the Program title/description and select the start and end dates from the calendar.

  1. Type the number of Hours to show the length of time you participated in the activity.

  1. Select the Process areas that apply to your claim.

  1. Select the Knowledge areas that apply to your claim.

  1. Select the Application areas that apply to your claim.

  1. Type the provider details. After you have selected or provided all information needed to identify the activity and the provider, click Next to continue

  1. Type the number of PDUs earned for the activity for each credential and click Next to continue.

The number of PDUs claimed must be less than or equal to the total hours reported.

The PDU amounts for the specialty credentials must be only the portion of the activity that applies to the specialty area. PDU amounts for specialty credentials cannot be more than the PDU amount for the PMP or PgMP credentials.
  1. Check the box to indicate that the information you have provided is true and accurate and click Submit. You will receive a confirmation message stating the success or failure of the claim submission.

  1. The confirmation page displays stating whether the claim was successful or not. You may click Report Another Claim to continue working with claims or perform other tasks in CCRS.