EARN PDU CREDITS WITHOUT SPENDING MONEY The Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential represents a significant boost to your ability to conduct business in today’s work environment. Depending on how you earn the professional development units (PDU) required to renew your PMI credential, you can be facing relatively high costs. Class trainings tend to be relatively expensive, with typical tuition fees ranging between $250 and $500 per day, which represents a per PDU cost of between $25 and $60. Luckily there are other, less costly ways to earn PDUs, and by using all available PDU Learning options, your costs can be lowered significantly:.
to provide project management services to a non-‐ profit organizations a recognized activity. Unfortunately, this often requires a substantial investment of time on your part.
project management articles in journals or on the Internet earns 1 credit for each hour of activity. This is a great way to get significant credit for PDUs. Up to 15 credits can be claimed in each 3-‐year renewal cycle. The costs are low and the time well spent.
as a project manager in your organization also counts for up to 5 PDUs per year.
the local PMI chapter meetings is an excellent way to earn PDUs and to strengthen your network. However, such events can also cost some investment in terms of money and time.
articles or a blog posting project management would give you up to 15 renewal credits for each article published in a journal. Several project management journals exist and they all welcome article submissions. 60 PDUs during a 3-‐year cycle is just 20 PDUs per year. However, if your objective is to spend 20 hours per year participating in PDU earning activities, then you have to start planning for it now. Remind yourself that participating in continuing education activities of various types tells your employers and clients that you are a professional Project Manager committed to on-‐going Phone: 1-‐888-‐660-‐4777 Email: info@eLearningChampion.com www.eLearningChampion.com PMP® IS A TRADEMARK OF THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE, INC.