Earning PDUs

Earning PDUs through Chapter Activities

To maintain PMI Certification, you’ll need to participate in professional development activities, and earn and report Professional Development Units (PDUs.) There are lots of ways to earn PDUs and nearly unlimited opportunities.

Refer PMI Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) for more details.

All PMI certification holders must earn PDUs to actively maintain their PMI certification(s). These PDUs can be earned through various professional development activities that center on one of two areas:

  • Education – Learning opportunities that allow you to expand and enhance your technical, leadership, or strategic and business management skills.

  • Giving Back to the Profession – Activities that enable you to share and utilize your knowledge and skills as a means to contribute to and help build the profession.


There are different CCR Requirements for each PMI certification and are outlined below.


The education requirements are further broken down based on the PMI Talent Triangle skill areas as detailed below:

PDUs can be earned by PMI certified members of the Chapter through the following activities:

Attending Chapter Workshops/Dinner/Evening Networking Presentations

Two (2) PDUs are earned for every dinner presentation attended. When completing the Activity Reporting Form for PMI, it will be necessary to supply the Program Number. Program Numbers & PDU Category are found in the event notices for a given event.

Attending Chapter Courses

PDU's are earned for every course attended. When completing the Activity Reporting Form for PMI, it will be necessary to supply the Program Number. Program Numbers & PDU Category are found in the event notices for a given event.

Being a Speaker at a Chapter Workshop/Dinner/Evening Networking Presentation

Speakers on a project management topic at PMI Chapter meetings earn PDUs for each presentation given. This involvement would qualify towards "Giving Back" Category.

Serving on the Board of Directors of the Local Chapter

Serving as an officer or committee member for a Chapter earns Ten (10) PDUs per calendar year (assuming twelve months of participation). This involvement would qualify towards "Giving Back" Category.

Volunteering on a Portfolio/Committee for the Local Chapter

Depending on the duration of the voluntary service, this will earn up to Five (5) PDUs per calendar year. This involvement would qualify towards "Giving Back" Category.

For more information on the various PDU Categories as per PMI Talent Traiangle, please refer Ways to Earn PDUs.