How to Earn PDUs

Professional Development Units (PDUs) are required for certification renewal for certified Project Management Professionals (PMPs),certified Program Management Professionals (PgMPs),certified Risk Management Professionals (PMI-RMPs) and certified Scheduling Professionals (PMI-SPs). Each certified professional must earn appropriate PDUs during a certification cycle (eg. for PMPs 60 PDUs in a 3-year certification cycle).


Below are listed several common ways to earn PDUs. These are listed with the intent of being used as a tool, but do not apply to all certified professionals in all cases. PDUs must be submitted personally by each certified professional.

NB :The various categories are been updated and may not be consistent with latest update from PMI GOC. For more detailed information about PDUs can be found on the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) page on the PMI website.


• Being a Project Manager
o Category: 2H - Practitioner of project and/or program management services
o A maximum of 15 PDU's per cycle can be earned in Category 2H
o No PDU's awarded for less than 1,500 project work experience hours
o Worth: 5 PDUs per calendar year


• Attending PMI-GH Monthly Program Meetings
o Category: 3 - PMI Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s)
o Worth: 1.5 PDUs per meeting
o Individual meeting details available on the Event Listing for PDUs page.


• Attending PMI-GH Seminars
o Category: 3 - PMI Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s)
o Worth: 6 - 8 PDUs per seminar (depending on the event)
o Individual seminar details available on the Event Listing for PDUs page.


• Serving on a Committee
o Category: 5 - Volunteer Service to Professional or Community Organizations
o A maximum of 20 PDU's per cycle can be earned in Category 5
o No PDU's awarded for service less than three months
o Worth:
 3 months of service = 1 PDU
 6 months of service = 3 PDUs
 12 months of service = 5 PDUs


• Serving on the PMI-GH Executive Board or Leadership Team
o Category: 5 - Volunteer Service to Professional or Community Organizations
o A maximum of 20 PDU's per cycle can be earned in Category 5
o No PDU's awarded for service less than three months
o Worth:
 3 months of service = 2 PDU
 6 months of service = 5 PDUs
 12 months of service = 10 PDUs


• Writing an Article for the PMI-GH Newsletter
o Category: 2SDL - Self-Directed Learning
o A maximum of 15 PDU's per cycle can be earned in Category 2SDL
o Worth: 1 PDU for each documented hour of self-directed learning


• Preparing for a Speaking Engagement
o Category: 2G- Developer of content for a structured project and/or program management learning program
o Worth: 10 PDUs per new program


• Speaking at a PMI-GH Monthly Program Meeting
o Category: 2D - Speaker on a project and/or program management topic at PMI Component meeting
o Worth: 5 PDUs per speaking activity


• Speaking at a PMI-GH Seminar or PDD
o Category: 2C - Speaker/Teacher on project and/or program management topic at a conference, symposium, workshop or formal course
o Worth: 10 PDUs per speaking activity

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