How Many PDUs Do I Need to Maintain My Certification?

Certification Maintenance: It’s all about flexibility

I have a PMP®, PgMP®, PfMP®, PMI-PBA®

I need to earn 60 PDUs in a three-year cycle

If you hold a Project Management Professional (PMP), Program Management Professional (PgMP), Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) or Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA) certification, you are required to earn 60 PDUs in a 3-year cycle. These 60 PDUs can be further broken down as follows:

Requirements for 60-PDU certifications

Talent Triangle PDUs

As a certification holder you must earn a minimum number of PDUs in each of the skill areas of the PMI Talent Triangle® — Technical, Leadership, and Strategic and Business Management. There is no limit on the number of Education PDUs that you can earn — meaning that you can earn all 60 PDUs in Education if you choose.

Make the most of your Education PDUs by reading this advice on Planning your Development to the Talent Triangle.

Giving Back to the Profession

Sharing knowledge and actively applying your skills is an important way to contribute to the profession, while also enriching your own professional skills. That’s why you have the option to earn up to 25 PDUs for your activities in this area.

Check out all the different ways you can earn PDUs — some you’ve likely not thought of before.

I have a PMI-ACP®, PMI-RMP®, PMI-SP®

I need to earn 30 PDUs in a three-year cycle

If you hold an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP), or Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) certification, you are required to earn 30 PDUs in a 3-year cycle. These 30 PDUs can be further broken down as follows:

Requirements for 30-PDU certifications

Talent Triangle PDUs

As a certification holder you must earn a minimum number of PDUs in each of the skill areas of the PMI Talent Triangle® — Technical, Leadership, and Strategic and Business Management. There is no limit on the number of Education PDUs that you can earn  meaning that you can earn all 30 PDUs in Education if you choose.

Make the most of your Education PDUs by reading this advice on Planning your Development to the Talent Triangle.

Giving Back to the Profession

Sharing knowledge and actively applying your skills is an important way to contribute to the profession, while also enriching your own professional skills. That’s why you have the option to earn up to 12 PDUs for your activities in this area.

Check out all the different ways you can earn PDUs — some you’ve likely not thought of before.

Have the CAPM®?

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification holders do not have to earn PDUs to maintain their certification. To maintain your CAPM, you must retake the exam every five years.

Report PDUs

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

Visit CCRS

Resources

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.