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How to Earn PDUs in the New CCR Program

The overall framework of the CCR program remains the same. You will continue to earn PDUs in the categories of Education and Giving Back.

How PDUs in those categories are classified will be different.


  • 60% of PDUs are now required in this category to place more emphasis on developing employer-demanded skills.
  • Education PDUs are aligned with the PMI Talent Triangle.
  • A minimum number of PDUs must be earned in Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic and Business Management categories.

Giving Back

  • The maximum number of total PDUs to be earned in this category has decreased.
  • Activities remain the same: Volunteering, Creating Knowledge and Working as a Professional.
  • The total number of PDUs to be earned in Working as a Professional has decreased.

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PDUs Defined

Technical Project Management:
Knowledge, skills and behaviors related to specific domains of Project, Program and Portfolio Management.

Knowledge, skills and behaviors specific to leadership-oriented, cross-cutting skills that help an organization achieve its business goals.

Business and Strategic:
Knowledge of and expertise in the industry or organization that enhances performance and better delivers business outcomes.

"We as certified practitioners need to be able to deliver consistent, reliable, repeatable and scalable results. Adding the leadership and strategic business management competencies to our CCR requirements supports us in continuing to be the solution that our employers are desperately seeking."

Sarina Arcari
PMP, vice president, special projects, PMI Hampton Roads Chapter
(Virginia, USA)