A: There are 6 categories of PDUs. (A,B,C,D,E and F)
1. Category A: Courses offered by PMI’s R.E.P.s or Chapters and Communities
You can earn PDUs by taking up courses offered by PMI’s R.E.P.s or Chapters and Communities
The PDU Rule:1 hour of instruction related to project management, project risk, project scheduling, or program management equals 1 PDU.
2. Category B: Continuing Education
You can earn PDUs by completing an academic course offered by a University or college.
3. Category C: Self-Directed Learning
You can earn PDUs by having formal discussions with colleagues, coworkers, reading articles, books, or instructional manuals, watching videos, using interactive CD-ROMs and more.
4. Category D: Creating New Project Management Knowledge
Create new knowledge for the topic related to your credential area of expertise like, project management, project risk management, project scheduling, or program management and earn PDUs.
5. Category E: Volunteer Service
PDUs can be earned by providing volunteer, non-compensated project management, project risk, project scheduling, or program management services to non-employer or non-client customer groups.
6. Category F: Working as a Professional in Project Management
Professionals can earn PDUs by working as a project manager (project risk management professional, project scheduling professional or program manager).