How to Earn Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs) with MPUG and Claim Credit
Congratulations on being a PMI® Project Management Professional (PMP)® . MPUG, a PMI® Registered Education Provider or R.E.P., is delighted to count you among its member community. PMP®’s can earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) through many MPUG activities. This page explains how you can earn PDUs with MPUG and report that information to PMI.
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You can earn PDUs with MPUG in the following ways:
- Attend a Chapter meeting or Web Event
- Watch webinar recordings On-Demand
- Create MPUG Articles and Presentations
- Become a Chapter Leader
- Participate in MPUG study groups or view recordings
1. Attend a Chapter Meeting, Web Event, or On-Demand Monitored Web Event
By attending a chapter meeting, web event, or on-demand monitored web event, you can earn one PDU for each hour of formal meeting.
Claiming PDU Credit – Category A, “Courses offered by PMI’s® R.E.P.s or Chapters and Communities”
During each chapter meeting, webinar training session or monitored web event recording, attendees will receive an activity code to report to PMI. Complete all sections of the PMI® PDU Reporting Form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org –OR—you can also report your PDUs at https://ccrs.pmi.org/ using these instructions.
NEW! MPUG offers Category A PDU credit on select event recordings. Attendance is monitored on these On-Demand recordings.
Watch these On Demand Monitored Web Events & claim Category A PDU credits now:
- Certificate Series: Microsoft Project 2013 and Project Online Essentials
- Certificate Series: Project Management with Microsoft Project Essentials
- Certificate Series: Managing Projects with SharePoint
- Certificate Series: Proactive Scheduling Essentials
2. Create MPUG Articles and Presentations
By authoring or co-authoring MPUG articles to share with the community, you can earn one PDU for every hour spent preparing the articles (maximum of 15 PDUs). If interested, send an outline of your article idea to email@example.com.
You can also earn PDUs by presenting at an MPUG event (in person or online) or by participating in a panel session (maximum of 5 PDUs). If interested, send your presentation proposal to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and discuss the proposal with your local chapter if you would like to present at a meeting.
Claiming PDU credit – Category D, “Creating New Project Management Knowledge”
Complete section 1, 2, 4, and 5 of the PMI® PDU Reporting Form and email it to email@example.com –OR—you can also report your PDUs at https://ccrs.pmi.org/ using these instructions. The PDUs earned in this category count towards the maximum of 45 PDUs for categories D, E, and F.
3. Become a Chapter Leader
As an MPUG chapter leader or volunteer managing a study group or other chapter project, you can earn one PDU for each hour of service. You can earn up to 45 PDUs during a three-year cycle in this role.
Claiming PDU credit – Category E, “Volunteer Service”
Fill out this form to obtain a letter from MPUG acknowledging your leadership. Complete section 1, 2, 4, and 5 of the PMI® PDU Reporting Form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org –OR—you can also report your PDUs at https://ccrs.pmi.org/ using these instructions. The PDUs earned in this category count towards the maximum of 45 PDUs for categories D, E, and F.
4. Participate in MPUG Study Groups or View Recordings
By participating in MPUG study groups or by viewing recorded web events, you can earn one PDU for each hour of self-study (maximum 30 PDUs).
Claiming PDU Credit – Category C, “Self-Directed Learning”
How Often Should You Report Your Credits to PMI?
MPUG recommends that you report earned credits to PMI as soon as you’ve earned them in order to keep track of the credit codes and other forms of documentation you’ll receive as part of your MPUG activities. The only exception to that practice is chapter leadership credit, which should be done annually.