PDU Highlights every RMP or PMP Needs to Know

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A lot of professionals are wondering: ” What’s a PDU and why do I need one?”

In a few words

A PDU is an acronym for Professional Development Unit. It’s a way of measuring continuing education and professional services for many industries. In project management, the Project Management Institute (PMI) is the leading professional training organization, and PMI has recently changed their certification and PDU requirements with their new 2016 Talent Triangle.


In the past, Project Management and Risk Management was a decidedly technical discipline, with defined skills needed to be learned in subjects like estimating, planning, scheduling and budgeting. Now, RMPs and PMPs are expected to learn more than just technical Project and Risk Management skills. They must be proficient in a variety of skills in business management and leadership skills, too. 

PDUs are earned in two ways: through education or “giving back to the profession” which is either volunteering, sharing your knowledge by mentoring or writing articles or even participating in research.

The whole idea of certification and maintaining that status is to show that you’re invested in your job and working to stay current in the emerging technologies and methodologies. 

Also check the below link of PMI:

PMI about PDUs

Pro-Tip: Don’t wait for the last minute to begin collecting your PDUs. Be sure to design your plan like you would any project and then find the experts with which you want to fulfill your obligations.

Jennifer Bridges, answers all your questions in the below short YouTube tutorial video and explains how many PDUs you will need dependent on your certification or profession.Jennifer, in addition to being a project management trainer, is also the CEO and founder of PDUs2Go, an online provider of PDU course offerings, so she’s well versed in the details of PMI’s latest PDU requirements.

Thank you Jennifer!

Watch the video:

PDU Highlights for RMPs and PMPs 

And below there is a shot of the whiteboard for your reference:


Moreover you can read the Video Transcription in the below link:

Video Transcription


If you want to learn more about “Risk Management”, get informed for our new Risk Management courses (in class or online for 20 PDUs) at:

Fourtounas Athanasios, at.fourtounas@gmail.com ή +306946003220 (Trainer)

Also read what our participants have comment after the seminars

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References: https://www.projectmanager.com

Note: “PMI”, “PMP”, and “PMBOK Guide” are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.


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