Ways to Earn Education PDUs

Continuing education is at the core of your PMI certification

The world of project, program and portfolio management and its related disciplines is constantly changing and evolving. It’s important for you to keep on top of the latest developments to remain relevant in the ever-changing marketplace.

Keep in mind that there are minimum requirements for Education PDUs around the PMI Talent Triangle - Ways of Working (formerly Technical Project Management), Power Skills (formerly Leadership) and Business Acumen (formerly Strategic and Business Management). Once you’ve fulfilled those requirements, the rest is up to you. Here are some ways you can earn Education PDUs.


Global Events

Meetings and events that bring together the global community. Includes educational sessions, keynote, and featured speakers.
(Typically  7–50+ PDUs)


Local Meetings

Local activities and events related to the profession. Often held at PMI chapters, these are also a great opportunity to network.

(Typically limited to 1–2 PDUs)

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Online or Digital Media

Self-paced learning conducted online or through varied forms of digital media. PMI recommends these resources:



Self-directed reading relevant to the certification you hold can be claimed for PDUs. PMI offers the following resources:


Informal Learning

You can earn PDUs by engaging in structured professional discussions with others, for example mentoring or “lunch and learn” sessions.

Report PDUs

Visit our online Continuing Certification Renewal System (CCRS) to report PDUs and view your certification records.

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Have questions?

Check out Frequently Asked Questions for more information about maintaining your certification.

Get the details

Download the CCR Handbook. It gives you all the details on CCR, PDUs, how they apply to each certification and how to log them in our system.

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