Professional Development Units (PDUs) are one-hour blocks of time that you spend learning, teaching others, or volunteering. By accumulating and tracking these over your certification cycle you can maintain your certification status with PMI.
Our certifications have different requirements based on the number of PDUs for maintenance. Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®, PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)®, Program Management Professional (PgMP)®, Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)®, PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)® and PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® are either on a 3-year renewal cycle or a 1-year renewal cycle (for Disciplined Agile certifications).
Education PDUs can be earned at professional seminars, webinars, classes, or even self-directed learning.
Giving Back PDUs are for time spent volunteering, mentoring, working with professional groups, and more.
In our changing world, project professionals must be more nimble and resourceful than ever to keep pace and create impact.
PMI has always been committed to empowering project professionals to develop a robust set of skills, but project professionals now need a skillset inclusive of different disciplines and practices, as well as other in-demand skills.
To help project professionals navigate this changing world of work and embrace smarter ways of working, we’ve updated the sides of the PMI Talent Triangle to now focus on: Ways of Working (formerly Technical project management), Power Skills (formerly Leadership), and Business Acumen (formerly Strategic and Business Management).
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.