You must ensure that you earn 60 PDUs each year if you are a PMP-certified professional to renew your PMP certification. EPMI requires certification renewal to all its certifications. The entire PMI PDU Guide can be viewed here. PMP PDU classes are one way to earn PMP PDU. This post will discuss the details of earning PMP PDU through PMP PDU courses.
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Important Points About PMP PDUs
Before you learn how to earn PDUs with PMP PDU Classes, it is a good idea to read the following details about PMP PDU requirements. In 2016, PMI introduced the PMI Talent Triangle and updated the PDU guidelines. You must be aware of the PMP PDU limits, PDU requirements, and categories.
Important: Many people mistakenly confuse the contact hours you need to sit for the PMP exam with the PDU hours you need to renew your PMP certificate. You can also read our free PMP PDU article if you have any questions.
These are some important points about PMP PDUs.
Minimum 35 PDUs must be earned from the Education Category.
Maximum 25 PDUs can be earned from the Giving Back Category.
You must earn at most 8 PDUs in each of the three categories of PMI Talent Triangle (Technical Strategic and Leadership) to qualify for Education Category PDUs
You can earn maximum 8 PDUs in the Work as Practitioner category for the Giving Back category.
All details regarding PDU guidelines can be found in our PMP PDU Requirements article.
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We will now explore the details of the PMP PDU class option to earn PDUs.
1- ) PMP PDU Class Content
The PMP PDU classes are classroom trainings that are similar to the classroom courses you should have attended. These courses are listed on a schedule and you must attend the classroom course to earn PDUs. These are usually one-day classroom courses. Once you have completed the course, you will be able to bring 8 PDUs.
The PMP PDU course must relate to project management. There are many PMP PDU courses offered by different training providers. They are technical courses that deal with cyber security, networking, and other topics. They claim that participants will earn PMP PDUs if they enroll in their courses. PMI will review your PMP PDU submission. If they find that the content of the PMP PDU classes you attended is not relevant to project management, they may reject it. You must ensure that the PMP PDU classes are relevant to project management.
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Another thing to remember about PMP PDU classes: You should not re-enrol in the same training. Two important points are actually being made here.
1-) If you have attended a PMP training, and used this training to fulfill your 35 contact hours PM education requirement for 35 contact hours, you can’t use the same training to fulfill your PDU requirements.
2-) Many training providers offer exactly the same PMP training content and PMP PDU classes. You are already PMP-certified and enrolling in new PMP training won’t improve your knowledge. The course will cover the same concepts and the same theories.