What is a project management education contact hour?
Project management education contact hours are the measuring unit used to quantify approved learning to qualify to sit for PMI Credentials. One hour of classroom instruction equals one contact hour. Example: If a student has completed a university or college course/module on project management that met for three hours per week for 15 weeks, the student would record 45 contact hours.
What does pre-approved mean related to contact hours?
Pre-approved contact hours are accepted, without question, toward fulfilling the educational requirements to sit for relevant PMI credentials.
The project management contact hours from a GAC accredited program may be applied toward the requirements of which PMI credentials?
Professional Development Units (PDUs) are the measure used to quantify approved learning and professional service activities for PMI Credentials. One hour of instruction related to project management, program management, project risk, project scheduling or agile project management equals 1 PDU. PDUs can be reported in 0.25, 0.50 and 0.75 increments.
What does pre-approved mean related to PDUs?
Pre-approved PDUs are accepted, without question, towards fulfilling the continuing certification requirements to maintain PMI credentials.
What PMI Credentials will accept the PDUs from a GAC accredited program?
Appropriate project management PDUs from a GAC accredited program are accepted for the following PMI credentials:
How do students indicate the PDUs are from a GAC accredited program?
After completing a project management module/course within a GAC accredited program, students may claim PDUs under “Category A – Courses Offered by PMI’s R.E.P.s, GAC Accredited Degree Programs, chapters and communities.”
What does a GAC accredited program need to do to allow students to claim contact hours/PDUs?
The GAC accredited program’s core project management courses/modules must be registered in PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements System (CCRS). Please contact GAC staff for information on registering courses with PMI.
What courses/modules within a GAC accredited program are eligible to have contact hours/PDUs assigned?
Only the core project management courses/modules included within the GAC accredited program are able to be included in the contact hour/PDU benefit.
What is the effective date of the new contact hour/PDU benefit?
As of 1 July 2015, students completing core project management courses/modules included within a GAC accredited program may claim core courses for the pre-approved contact hour/PDU benefit.