Showing posts with label PDU. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PDU. Show all posts

Saturday, May 25, 2013

How to renew your PMP Credential?

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As you may know already, PMP Credential is valid only for three years. And you need to renew your PMP Credential after three years. To renew your PMP Credential, you should have accumulated 60 PDUs in the three years cycle.

I reported some time back that I have completed the 60 PDUs accumulation for my PMP renewal. If you are interested, you can see how did I earn 60 PDUs.

In this article, I am going to explain step by step how I renewed my PMP Credential.

PMP Renewal Process

1. Go to
2. Enter the username and password to log in to the system.

3. Click “Begin the renewal process”.
4. Agree to the PMI Certification Application/Renewal Agreement.
5. Complete the billing address.
6. If you have been given a Company Code to pay for this renewal, please enter the company code. If not, select “No, I do not have a company code” and click Next.
7. If you have been given a Voucher to pay for this renewal, please enter the voucher number. If not, select “No, I will be paying for this online” and click Next.
8. You need to enter your credit card details for the online payment. The PMP credential renewal fee is $60 (U.S.) for PMI members and $150 (U.S.) for non-members.

9. Finally, review and submit your payment.
10. Your application for renewal should be approved. You can print the receipt.

And guess what, now, you are a PMP credential holder in good standing for the next three years. What happens next? Start collecting the PDUs for the next renewal ...

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Earn 8 PDUs FREE

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Today, I got a mail from Synergy School of Business Skills, a division of CADD Centre Training Services located at Mylapore, Chennai. They are organizing an event called Synergy Fest 2013. The objective of the programme is to enlighten working project management professional with current industry trends.
Topics of the presentations
Path pavers from respective fields will present on the following topics:
  • Vital role and importance of statistical methods in management - Dr. H.K. Lakshman Rao, Former GM MFL and Prof. & Head of Management Department-CEC
  • Why Kaizen is tool to transform? Transform through true Kaizen - Mr. Jayanth Moorthy, Director of Kaizen Institute, India
  • Why credential? - Mr. Vasudevan, PMP
  • What's new in Primavera 8.2? - Mr. Kishore Kumar, Project Management Consultant
  • PMBOK 5th Edition : An overview - Ms. Sowmya Lakshmi, PMP, Business Head, Synergy
  • Panel discussion on "What exactly a project manager requires today?"
  • Closing speech by Mr. Karaiadi Selvan, Managing Director, CADD Centre

Number of PDUs
Synergy website informs that the participants will be able to obtain 8 PDUs for the whole day programme.

9 February 2013, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Synergy School of Business Skills
#25, Radhakrishnan Salai
Chennai 600004

Whom to contact?
For registrations, you can contact Synergy school at 044-4591 8900 (or) you can send a mail to with the following details:
Name :
Email :
Current Organization :
Designation :
Contact Number :
Total Experience :
Industry :

I will be there. How about you?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

How did I earn 60 PDUs?

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As you may know, it is a requirement to earn 60 PDUs (Professional Development Units) over a period of 3 years to maintain your PMP credential. While it may seem a huge task at the beginning, its not so difficult after all. I could easily accumulate 60 PDUs without spending too much money on it.

I managed to complete the required 60 PDUs; in fact, I have earned 7 excess PDUs which I can carry forward to my next 3-year cycle. So, how did I earn these PDUs?

The following is the breakdown of how I earned my PDUs:
  • 10 PDUs Free from IIL (International Institute for Learning) for attending the Virtual Conference held as part of the International Project Management Day 2012. In fact, I could have earned 15 PDUs; but, I could not find time to watch 30 videos required for the 15 PDUs.
  • 17 PDUs from PMI Chennai Chapter, by attending the regular monthly knowledge sharing sessions and the Annual General Meeting (AGM). I became a member of the PMI Chennai Chapter in February 2012; their knowledge sharing sessions are very useful to earn PDUs. I would recommend you to become a member of your local chapter. Considering one knowledge sharing session per month, you could easily earn 24 PDUs per year. So, you need not think any other source beyond this for your 60 PDUs.
  • 18 PDUs for attending India's 4th annual Project Management National Conference held in Chennai. I got my company to sponsor me for this event; so, I did not spend any money for earning these 18 PDUs. But, on hindsight, I would not have regretted if I had registered for the Conference from my own pocket. You rarely get a chance to attend such huge conference right at your door steps.
  • 6 PDUs Free for attending the online seminars conducted by PMI Pune-Deccan Chapter
  • 16 PDUs for attending a two days course on project management. This course was sponsored by my former organization in Singapore.

How about you?
So, that's how I earned/ accumulated my required PDUs. Most of them falls under Category A: Registered Education Provider/ PMI Component. I only spent for the PMI membership and the $10 fee for the PMI Chennai Chapter membership. How about you? How do you go about accumulating your PDUs?

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Earn 15 PDUs FREE for PMP

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PMI requires its PMP credential holders to continue their educational and professional development. So, you cannot stop after achieving your PMP credential. You still need to continue to upgrade yourself to keep the hard earned PMP credential.

Continuing Certification Requirements System
The PMP credential has to be renewed once every three years. During this three year period, a PMP credential holder is expected to accumulate 60 Professional Development Units (PDUs). Each PDU is equivalent to one hour of learning.

There are five different ways to earn your PDUs:
(1) Continuing education
(2) Self-directed learning
(3) Creating new project management knowledge
(4) Volunteer service
(5) Working as a professional in project management

International Institute for Learning
As I have written earlier, the International Project Management (IPM) Day is celebrated on the first Thursday of November every year. This year, IIL (International Institute for Learning) has put together an exciting program featuring a wide range of experts and thought leaders from the project management profession to share their knowledge through recorded video presentations.

Earn 15 PDUs for FREE
If you are interested in earning 15 PDUs to help in maintaining your PMP credential, then you can register at the IIL web site for FREE: International Project Management Day: Power of the Profession. This year's event will be available for viewing until December 31, 2012.

To claim 5 PDUs, you are required to watch a minimum of 10 presentations of your choice.
To claim 10 PDUs, you are required to watch a minimum of 20 presentations of your choice.
To claim 15 PDUs, you are required to watch a minimum of 30 presentations of your choice.

Hope you will use this opportunity to collect some useful PDUs. What other ways do you earn your PDUs? Why don't you share it with us?