Earning PDU's

PMP members need to earn 60 PDUs every 3-year cycle. If you are signed in to PMI.ORG, your PMI Continuing Certification Requirement is presented as a dashboard at https://ccrs.pmi.org/ . Whether you are signed in or not there is an overview of How to Earn PDU's at https://ccrs.pmi.org/info/earnpdus.

For those with the PMP designation, during your 3-year cycle, you must earn at least 35 "Education" PDU's and up to 25 "Giving Back" PDU's for a total of 60 PDU's. Specifically:

[1] The 35 "Education" PDU's must come from learning activities pertaining to the PMI Talent Triangle [Strategic and Business Management (management, acumen, relationship, compliance); Technical (tools, techniques, practices); and Leadership (coaching, emotional intelligence, interpersonal skills, problem solving). All 60 PDU's could come from this classification.

In conjunction with PMI-DHC, one way to earn Education PDU's is to attend the DHC Monthly Meetings. If you are properly registered we will submit your PDU's to PMI on your behalf and we aim to do this within one week of the meeting. PDU's are allocated to the appropriate Education Talent Triangle depending on the topic of the meeting.

[2] You may earn a maximum of 8 of the "Giving Back" PDU's from working as a practitioner -- for example, a Project Manager for your employer.

[3] The remaining "Giving Back" PDU's can come from activities that enable you to share your knowledge, skills, and time contributing to the profession -- for example: creating content; speaking; and volunteering.

In conjunction with PMI-DHC, ways to earn "Giving Back" PDU's include speaking at a Chapter meeting; participating in the Mentoring program; and/or engaging with a Chapter committee organizing events or participating with a special project.

For PMI-DHC members and event participants:

  • If you volunteer for the Monthly Meetings, a Special Project or other committee then you should keep a speadsheet tracking your hours and time spent. Typically, each June, the leaders coordinate with their volunteers to log the PDU's for the past year (1 PDU / hour). The process for this is:
    1. Present your spreadsheet to your project or committee leader.
    2. Get the Spreadsheet signed and/or obtain a certificate from the leader as evidence of your contribution.
    3. Log into PMI.ORG and record the PDU's: MyPMI > Report PDU's > Volunteer > [fill in the details]
    4. Note: this process can be followed more frequently on a individual basis, as required.
  • If you volunteer for Mentoring, the orientation and quarterly checkpoint meeting events will have an activity posted and your PDU's will be logged on your behalf depending on your attendance.  Participation in the program as either a mentor or mentee will also allow you to gather additional PDUs for your monthly mentoring sessions per the 'Giving Back' rules above.


OOOPs, we missed logging your PDU's! Typically within a few days of the meeting we will post your claim for 1.5 PDU's on your behalf. However, should there be an issue with registration and you are missed here is the procedure you can follow to claim them yourself.

  1. Sign in to PMI.ORG
  2. Go to myPMI (https://my.pmi.org/)
  3. Click on "Report PDUs"
  4. Under Education, click on "Organization Meetings"
  5. Organization/Host: PMI Durham Highlands Chapter
  6. Title: (for example) PMI-DHC October 2016 Monthly Meeting
  7. Date Started: 10/20/2016
  8. Date Completed: 10/20/2016
  9. PDU's Claimed: 1.5 on the appropriate triangle, or split between triangles. In this case, 1.5 "Leadership" PDU's.
  10. Check: I agree this claim is accurate.
  11. SUBMIT