PDU Category Structure Update

Since research has shown that people did not fully understand the PDU categories and how to appropriately report their PDUs using that structure, we are pleased to respond to this customer feedback to make the structure more user-friendly and better serve our certification holders. An updated category structure was implemented on 1 March 2011.

Overview of changes to the PDU category structure for your information:

  • CCR category structure has been simplified, thereby reducing the number of categories from 18 to 6
  • All categories use the rule that one hour of learning activity is equivalent to one PDU
  • Categories have been expanded to include Web 2.0 learning opportunities
  • There will be limits on certain categories to require that all credential holders pursue project management continuing education as part of maintaining their credential

It is also important to note what is not changing in the program:

  • The three-year renewal cycle and number of PDUs required to maintain the credential will remain the same
  • The re-certification fee structure will remain the same

For more detailed information, access these documents: