For PMP certification holders, PDUs (Professional Development Units), necessary for maintaining the credentials. In order to maintain your PMI credential, you will need to amass a certain number of PDUs within a three year period.
They are a part of PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program. One PDU is worth one hour of project management training, though there are some exceptions to this rule.
The goal is to ensure that your certified competencies stay relevant and up-to-date.
Number of PDUs required for PMP credential holders: 60
Timeframe to accumulate the PDU: Within 3 years from the date of certification
If you do not earn the required amount of PDUs within the three-year cycle, your credential will expire.
According to the PMP Handbook, if this happens your PMI credential will be suspended, during which time you are not permitted to refer to yourself as a holder of the credential in question until the overdue requirements are earned, for up to one year after your three-year expiration date. If you fail to make up those PDUs during this one-year suspension you will have to apply to retake your examination, and we all know how expensive and time-consuming that process can be.
There are many opportunities to earn PDUs from Nucleus Consulting Group. Choose the ways that work for you and make the most of your enrichment!