Now that you have your certification, what do you need to do to maintain it and never have to take that test again?

PMI active credential holders are required to Earn and Report PDUs to renew their certifications.

As a MassBay PMI member, you have a large number of events and volunteer opportunities that qualify for PDUs.

 

EARNING PDUS

 

PMI separates PDUs into two buckets:  "Education PDUs" and "Giving Back PDUs".

PMI has also implemented the Talent Triangle for recording PDUs. PDUs are earned in three Traingle categories: technical, leadership, and strategic and business management expertise.
For example, PMPs must earn 60 PDUs per certification cycle, including a minimum of 35 PDUs in Education (minimum of 8 PDUs in each Triangle category) and are limited to claiming a maximum of 25 PDUs in "Giving Back".

PMI.org provides detailed processes and examples of how you can earn and report your PDUs.

These can be found at: Project Management Institute CCRS Handbooks & Guides

 

MassBay Chapter provides many opportunities to earn PDUs.

Education PDUs can be earned by attending Professional Develop Day, Career Advancement Clinics (if qualifies), Roundtables, Outreach Groups, Mentorship Programs (mentee), Chapter Meetings and Multi-PDU events. Check out our Events Calendar for event details and to register.

Giving Back PDUs can be earned by Working in the Profession or Volunteering for chapter activities. Please email vpvolunteers@pmimassbay.org for more information. Other ways include Creating Content, Giving a Presentation, and Sharing Knowledge. 

 

REPORTING PDUS IN CCRS

The processes below explain the most common methods of reporting PDUs. For other types of PDUs,please refer to Report PDUs on PMI.org.


Organization Meetings (2 PDUs or Less)


  • Go to PMI.ORG
  • Log in with your user name and password
  • Select myPMI
  • Select "Report PDUs on CCRS"
  • PDU Category - Select Category "Organization Meetings"
  • In the Organization/Host field, type in the Chapter Host ID, "C014" and select PMI Mass Bay Chapter
  • In the Title field, type in the event name. For consistency, please report the events in the following format:
    • Chapter Meeting
    • Roundtable: <Enter Roundtable Name>
    • Outreach Group: <Enter Outreach Group Name>
    • Career Advancement Clinic <Session Name>
    • PD Day <Session Name>
    • Mentorship Program <enter Year>
    • <title of multi-PDU training course>
  • In the Description field, enter the title of the event and a brief description of the learning points from the presentation or facilitated discussion. The Event description includes the suggested learning points covered. This will help if audited and justify your selection from the Skills Triangle.
  • Select the Date Started and Date Completed. The date is the same date in both fields; the Chapter Meeting or Roundtable meeting date.
  • In the URL field, enter pmimassbay.org
  • Chapter meetings may provide between 1 - 2 PDUs, depending on the content of the meeting. Roundtables and Outreach Groups provide 1 PDU to attendees, unless otherwise noted. Career Advancement Clinics do not qualify for PDUs unless specifically noted.
    Under PDUs Claimed, select a full or fractional number (in .25 increments) for each of the three parts of the "Skills Triangle," according to the subject matter presented. The breakdown should be listed on the registration page for the event.
    The Total field will automatically calculate.
  • Verify the information
  • Select the checkbox: "I agree this claim is accurate" (if you agree the claim is accurate)
  • Click the blue "Submit" button

Course or Training/Online or Digital Media


  • Go to PMI.ORG
  • Log in with your user name and password
  • Select myPMI
  • Select "Report PDUs on CCRS"
  • PDU Category - Select Category "Course or Training" or "Online Course or Digital Media"
  • Provider - Enter the provider's ID (if you know it) or type the provider's name and select the correct provider from the dropdown.
  • Type in the Activity ID or Title of the course and select the correct option from the dropdown.  If not a Registered Education Provider, simply enter the Title of the Course.
  • In the Description field, enter the title of the course and a brief description of the learning points. This will help if audited and justify your selection from the Skills Triangle.
  • Enter in the Start Date for the Activity
  • Enter in the End Date for the Activity
  • (optional) Enter the URL of the provider or course description and/or contact information (e.g. instructor's name, phone and/or email)
  • Under PDUs Claimed, select a full or fractional number (in .25 increments) for each of the three parts of the "Skills Triangle," according to the subject matter presented.
    The Total field will automatically calculate.
  • Verify the information
  • Select the checkbox: "I agree this claim is accurate" (if you agree the claim is accurate)
  • Click the blue "Submit" button

 


Reading - Books Articles, Blogs


  • Go to PMI.ORG
  • Log in with your user name and password
  • Select myPMI
  • Select "Report PDUs on CCRS"
  • PDU Category - Select Category "Reading"
  • Author - Enter the Author's Name
  • Title - Enter the title of the book, article or blog
  • In the Description field, enter a brief description of the learning points. This will help if audited and justify your selection from the Skills Triangle.
  • Enter in the Start Date for the Activity
  • Enter in the End Date for the Activity
  • (optional) Enter the URL of the provider or course description and/or contact information (e.g. instructor's name, phone and/or email)
  • Under PDUs Claimed, select a full or fractional number (in .25 increments) for each of the three parts of the "Skills Triangle," according to the subject matter presented.
    The Total field will automatically calculate.
  • Verify the information
  • Select the checkbox: "I agree this claim is accurate" (if you agree the claim is accurate)
  • Click the blue "Submit" button

Informal Learning - Structured discussions with other Professionals or Mentors


  • Go to PMI.ORG
  • Log in with your user name and password
  • Select myPMI
  • Select "Report PDUs on CCRS"
  • PDU Category - Select Category "Informal Learning"
  • Organization or Group - enter the name of the organization that hosted the activity - "Agile Boston"
  • Activity - enter the name of the activity you attended
  • Discussion Topics - enter the discussion topics in some detail to justify the PDUs
  • Contact Person - enter name of main contact at organization or group (in case of audit)
  • Contact Phone - enter phone contact of main contact at organization or group (in case of audit)
  • Contact email - enter email of main contact at organization or group (in case of audit)
  • Enter in the Start Date for the Activity
  • Enter in the End Date for the Activity
  • Under PDUs Claimed, select a full or fractional number (in .25 increments) for each of the three parts of the "Skills Triangle," according to the subject matter presented.
    The Total field will automatically calculate.
  • Verify the information
  • Select the checkbox: "I agree this claim is accurate" (if you agree the claim is accurate)
  • Click the blue "Submit" button

Working as a Practitioner or Volunteering


  • Go to PMI.ORG
  • Log in with your user name and password
  • Select myPMI
  • Select "Report PDUs on CCRS"
  • PDU Category - Select Category "Work as a Practitioner" or "Volunteer"
  • In the Employer or Organization field, type the name of the organization to which you worked/volunteered e.g. your company name ot PMI Mass Bay Chapter
  • In the Job Title or Volunteer Activity field, enter the "title" for the activity or job (e.g. Chapter Event Coordinator)
  • In the Responsibilities or Description field, enter a more detailed description of the job or activity. This will help if audited.
  • (optional) Enter the URL of the organization and/or contact information (e.g. Supervisor or Chapter VP's name, phone and/or email)/li>
  • Select the Date Started and Date Completed
  • Under PDUs Claimed, select a full or fractional number (in .25 increments). 1 hour of volunteer time equates to 1 PDU.
    You are limited to a maximum number of PDUs which you can claim in the "Giving Back" categories. The PDUs in all Giving Back categories can not exceed this amount (25 PDUs per cycle for PMPs) The Total field will automatically calculate.
  • Verify the information
  • Select the checkbox: "I agree this claim is accurate" (if you agree the claim is accurate)
  • Click the blue "Submit" button

Give a Presentation or Create Content or Share Knowledge


  • Go to PMI.ORG
  • Log in with your user name and password
  • Select myPMI
  • Select "Report PDUs on CCRS"
  • PDU Category - Select Category "Give a Presentation"
  • In the Audience/Organization field, enter the Provider who hosted the presentation or who you created it for, example PMI Mass Bay C014
  • Enter your Presentation Title
  • You can enter a short description of your presentation (recommended in case there is an audit)
  • (optional) Enter the URL of the organization and/or contact information (e.g. Supervisor or Chapter VP's name, phone and/or email)/li>
  • Select the Date Started and Date Completed
  • Under PDUs Claimed, select a full or fractional number (in .25 increments). 1 hour of volunteer time equates to 1 PDU.
    You are limited to a maximum number of PDUs which you can claim in the "Giving Back" categories. The PDUs in all Giving Back categories can not exceed this amount (25 PDUs per cycle for PMPs) The Total field will automatically calculate.
  • Verify the information
  • Select the checkbox: "I agree this claim is accurate" (if you agree the claim is accurate)
  • Click the blue "Submit" button

NOTE: The Mentors from the Mentor Program will select "Share Knowledge"


If you have questions or would like additional information, please email our Director Certifications at dircertifications@pmimassbay.org.