What’s the Difference Between CDU vs PDU in Project Management?

After earning any professional certification, you will most likely have to maintain the certification by pursuing professional development or continuing development activities. It is common for professional associations to offer their own brand of units to track and measure these activities. Two examples of these units are PDUs and CDUs. Learn more about the difference …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

PMI Certification Renewal and PDUs

Ongoing professional development is essential for maintaining your Project Management Institute (PMI) certification. You should set aside some time at least once per quarter to earn PDU credits you can apply towards certification renewal. Learn all about PMI certification renewal and PDUs from your Project Management Academy experts. On this page: What is a PMI …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

The Evolving PMI Talent Triangle®

The evolution of The PMI Talent Triangle® should be of interest to all current Project Management Institute (PMI) credential holders. Since it’s introduction in 2015, The PMI Talent Triangle® has been continuously evolving to reflect changes in the project management landscape. In an effort to provide the most comprehensive and up-to date training available for modern …

Bill Holmes, PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, PMI-PBA, PMI-SP, & LSSGB

The Importance of PDUs: What Happens If You Fail to Earn Them?

Once you have earned a Project Management Institute (PMI) credential, maintaining your certification is a crucial next step in furthering your professional development. To maintain your certification, you must earn a certain number of Professional Development Unit (PDU) credits every three years. The real meaning behind earning PDU credits is to ensure that certified PMs keep their …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

Earn PDUs as a Project Management Practitioner

Earning a Project Management Institute (PMI) certification is a professional achievement. To keep that hard-earned PMI credential, you must know PMI’s Professional Development Unit (PDU) requirements, including how many PDU credits are needed, how to earn PDU credit, and how to report each PDU claim. For most professionals, the “Work as a Practitioner” PDU is …

Megan Bell

Continuing Education: Improving Your Project Management Skills

There is no limit to where you can apply project management skills. Construction, manufacturing, information technology, operations, finance, insurance, and health care – to name a few – are filled with professionals using project management skills in their day-to-day work regardless of formal titles. Some may be obtaining formal certification credits (e.g. PDUs, CPEs, or …

Megan Bell

Earning PDU Credits from Six Sigma Courses

Earning additional professional certifications can be a sensible and efficient use of your time. Not only does this investment help you maintain your PMI certification, but it also helps you gain or hone skills that are relevant or even crucial to effective project management. Six Sigma courses are an excellent example of certification training courses …

Erin Aldridge, PMP, PMI-ACP, & CSPO

Earn PDU Credits from Scrum Courses

The Project Management Institute (PMI)® and the Scrum Alliance® are global professional organizations managing skill certifications in Project Management and Agile. For example, the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification and the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)® certification are managed by PMI and the Scrum Alliance, respectively. Project Managers may have multiple certifications from different organizations, each requiring …

Megan Bell

Volunteer PDU Opportunities Near You

Serving as a volunteer to maintain a Project Management Institute (PMI) credential connects you to a professional community while simultaneously earning you Professional Development Units (PDU). You can think of PMI volunteer opportunities as a resource connecting you and your local PMI chapter and giving back to the Project Management profession. On this page: Earning Giving …

Megan Bell

Earn PMI PDUs from Webinars

Project Management Institute (PMI) manages the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification program, including the Professional Development Units (PDUs) to maintain credentials. For any PMI certification, including the PMP, webinars help you grow project management skills while fulfilling your PMI credential requirements. On this page: Professional Development Unit Earning credit from PMI PDU webinars How to …

Megan Bell