The Professional Development Unit (PDU) is the measuring unit used by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to quantify approved learning activities for PMI Credential holders such as Project Management Professionals (PMP®). Typically, one PDU is earned for every one hour spent in a planned, structured learning experience.
Most Project Management Professionals (PMP®) or other PMI Credential holders (PgMP®, PMI-RMP®, PMI-SP®) find it a real challenge to earn their Professional Development Units (PDUs) required every few years.
In fact, a large majority of PMI Credential holders fall further and further behind obtaining their required Professional Development Units (PDUs) for maintaining their hard-earned certifications. Lack of time is the biggest culprit, lack of planning and discipline another. But the biggest issue is that most people have no idea about the available options at reasonable prices. Most professionals don't know that earning PDUs can be accomplished after the business hours, from the comfort of their home over the Internet, and at a reasonable cost. Earning PDUs is not necessarily as challenging or daunting as many might think. It is actually quite easy, and it can fit into the regular routine of the career goals that most professionals have.
Think about your goals for earning PDUs: If you are a Project Manager you have many responsibilities that require varied skills, much similar to the skills of a Business Manager or a General Manager. In fact, many project managers aspire to become Business Managers or General Managers some day. So, the first step toward incorporating PDUs into the normal course of business is to determine your personal and professional objectives. What is missing from your knowledge base? Are you as comfortable with Accounting, Finance and Six Sigma aspects of your work as you are with the routine Project Management processes? Are you able to follow a high-level conversation with your company’s executives during your quarterly Project Reviews?
The purpose of PDUs is to keep PMPs engaged and growing professionally. Our objective in identifying and selecting the PDU courses offered on this web site is to help Project Managers prepare for the set of skills that they will need during their career. The only call for action for you is to assess your needs and map them to your personal and career goals, while earning the required PDUs.
Developed by a Registered Education Provider (REP). Reviewed by PMI with a PMI course number. Complete the course and score 75% on tests (you can retake). Print the PDU certificate for your files in case of audit. Go to PMI web site, find the PMI course number listed under REP# 1008 (Skillsoft) and submit.
Developed by a Registered Education Provider (REP) but no assigned PMI course number. Complete the course with test scores of 75% (you can retake). Print your transcript. Go to PMI web site and submit the PDUs (map the course to PMBOK knowledge areas or processes). Keep your transcript and course description in your files in case of audit.
All our PDU courses have been created by Registered Education Providers (R.E.P) of the PMI.
An R.E.P. is an organization approved by PMI to issue Professional Development Units (PDUs) for its training courses. Courses offered by PMI Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s) are preapproved to fulfill the continuing certification requirements (CCR) for PMI credentials. The R.E.P. program was designed to enhance the ongoing professional development of those credentialed through PMI and others in the project management profession.
We use SkillPort® which is the world's leading Learning Management System (LMS) for e-learning.
We guarantee that you will receive full PDU credit from the PMI for all our courses, or your money back.
Our training courses are created by a Registered Education Provider (REP) of the PMI. No one has ever reported having even a single PDU from our online courses rejected by the PMI. All you need to do is to choose what you want to learn, what will help you the most right now. Then just take the course and keep your documentation in case of audit.
Our online training courses offer great quality at reasonable prices. The average market price per PDU for good quality courses ranges between $20-$80. We offer PDU courses that not only exceed your quality expectations, but cost an average of $10 per PDU. Here's a comparison with other products available in the market. This table does not include lower quality PDU courses (with no video/audio interactivity) that can be found on the internet.
|Course Price (USD)||Price per PDU|
|Springhouse Consulting||Project Management for IT||3-Day Bootcamp||18||$1485||$83|
|Off-Peak Training||Risk Management||2-Day Bootcamp||14||$1100||$79|
|Cheetah Learning||Risk Management||Online Training||40||$2870||$72|
|Bay 3000||MS Project 2007||1-Day Bootcamp||7||$395||$56|
|RMC Project Management||Business Analysis Fundamentals||Online Live||18||$999||$55|
|MindEdge Online||Project Management for IT||Online Training||25||$499||$20|
|PMTI||MS Project 2007||Online Training||16||$299||$19|
|PDU-Courses.com||Risk Management||Online Training||11||$121||$11|
|PDU-Courses.com||MS Project 2007||Online Training||16||$160||$10|
|PDU-Courses.com||Project Management for IT||Online Training||23.5||$235||$10|
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