How to Earn Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs) with MPUG and Claim Credit

PMICongratulations 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 in all categories of the PMI Talent Triangle; technical project management, strategic and business management, and leadership. PDUs are earned in two categories; Education and Giving Back to the Profession.


The table below shows the different requirements for education PDUs for each PMI certification:

PMI table triangle

The table below explains the different Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) requirements for each PMI certification:

PMI table

Giving back is an optional method to earn PDUs. The giving back requirements listed above are the maximum number of PDUs allowed for each certification in the giving back category. When earning PDUs in this category they cannot exceed the limits listed above.


You can earn PDUs with MPUG in the following ways:

1.     Attend a Chapter meeting or Web Event

2.     Create MPUG Articles and Presentations

3.     Become a Chapter Leader

4.     Watch On-Demand Webinar Recordings

5.     Read MPUG Articles


1.     Attend a Chapter Meeting or 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.

During each chapter meeting, webinar training session or monitored web event recording, attendees will receive an activity code to report to PMI. Learn how to claim your PMI®PDUs. 

MPUG offers PMI® PDU credit on over 350 event recordings. Attendance is monitored on these On-Demand recordings. See #4 for more details!


2.     Create MPUG Articles and Presentations

  • Articles
    By authoring or co-authoring MPUG articles to share with the community, you can earn one PDU for every hour spent preparing the articles. If interested, send an outline of your article idea to
  • Presentations
    You can also earn PDUs by presenting at an MPUG event (in person or online) or by participating in a panel session. If interested, send your presentation proposal to us at and discuss the proposal with your local chapter if you would like to present at a meeting.
    Learn how to claim your PMI®PDUs. 


3.     Become a Chapter Leader

As an MPUG chapter leader or volunteer managing a study group or other chapter project, you can earn one PMI®  PDU for each hour of service. You can earn up to 25 PDUs during a three-year cycle in this role. Learn how to claim your PMI®PDUs. 


4.     View On-Demand Monitored Webinar Recordings

MPUG offers PMI® PDU credit on over 350 event recordings. Attendance is monitored on these On-Demand recordings.
After watching a webinar in it’s entirety, you can earn one PDU for each hour of active viewing. Members can submit the completed session to their MPUG Webinar History to record your attendance. The completed webinar will be available in your MPUG Transcript and you will also receive a certificate of completion for the training session. Learn how to claim your PMI®PDUs. 

See a full list of On-Demand Webinars and upcoming live Webinars eligible for PDUs.


5.     Read MPUG Articles

MPUG offers over 400 articles!

Self-directed reading is relevant to the certification you hold. Earn 1 PDU for every hour of reading material. Documentation is required for audit by including notes of what you learned and dates of reading. 


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.

To find out more about Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) 


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“MPUG is the fastest way to earn PDUs anywhere and a membership is very cost effective!”
Don Donatt MBA, PMP, CDP
MPUG member since 2012

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