PDU’s: Earning and Claiming

Posted on: 17th May 2017

Professional Development Units: PDU’s

The PMI uses continuing certification, PDUs to maintain your professional qualification. PDUs are used to measure the time and effort a project management professional spends in maintaining their PMI certification.
Many of IPSO FACTO’s courses are project management related and therefore relevant to PMI professional development. You can claim PDU’s from relevant courses regardless of whether the provider is registered as a PMI ‘Registered Education Provider.’

Here is your guide to claiming your PMI PDU’s for IPSO FACTO project management courses.

Certification requirements

You will need to claim PDU units over the 3 year cycle towards your PMP re-certification. PDU’s can be gained from categories that are divided in to two types: ‘Education’ and ‘Giving Back to the Profession’.

Categories

Education

Cat A: Courses offered by PMI’s REPs and PMI’s chapters/community of practice
Cat B*: Continuing Education with University/college/training organisation NOT registered with PMI
Cat C*: Self-Directed Learning

Giving Back to the Profession

Cat D: Creating New Knowledge/Content
Cat E: Volunteer Service
Cat F: Work as a Project Professional (practising project, risk or programme management)

* IPSO FACTO courses


Earn PDU’s

Category ID

Course

Approx training hours/PDU’s
B AgilePM Foundation 14/14
B AgilePM Foundation and Practitioner 28/28
C AgilePM Passport – Introduction e-learning 5/5
C AgilePM Passport – Foundation e-learning 14/14
C AgilePM Passport – Foundation and Practitioner e-learning 28/28
B APM PFQ – Project Fundamentals Qualification/Introductory Certificate 14/14
B APM PMQ – Project Management Qualification / APMP 32/32
B APM PMQ for PRINCE2 Practitioners (APMP with PRINCE2® Prior Learning) 21/21
C APM PFQ – Project Fundamentals Qualification / Introductory Certificate eLearning 14/14
B Better Business Cases Foundation 16/16
B Better Business Cases Practitioner 30/30
C Better Business Cases Passport – Foundation e-learning 16/16
C Business Analysis Passport – Foundation e-learning 21/21
B Change Management Foundation 17/17
B Change Management Foundation and Practitioner 29/29
B ITIL Foundation 21/21
B ITIL Practitioner 16/16
C ITIL Passport – Introduction e-learning 5/5
C ITIL Passport – Foundation e-learning 21/21
B Management of Value (MoV®) Foundation 14/14
B Management of Value (MoV®) Foundation and Practitioner 25/25
B Management of Portfolios (MoP®) Foundation 14/14
B Management of Portfolios (MoP®) Foundation and Practitioner 25/25
B Management of Risk (MoR®) Foundation 21/21
B Management of Risk (MoR®) Foundation and Practitioner 29/29
B Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Foundation 21/21
B Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Foundation and Practitioner 32/32
B Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Re-registration 32/32
C Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Introduction e-learning 5/5
C Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Foundation e-learning 21/21
C Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Foundation and Practitioner e-learning 32/32
C Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Re-registration e-learning 32/32
B Microsoft Project (Introduction and Intermediate levels) 14/14
B Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O®) Foundation 17/17
B Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O®) Foundation and Practitioner 29/29
B PRINCE2® Foundation 21/21
B PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner 32/32
B PRINCE2® Re-Registration 32/32
C PRINCE2® Introduction e-learning 5/5
C PRINCE2® Foundation e-learning 21/21
C PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner e-learning 32/32
B PRINCE2® Re-Registration e-learning 32/32
B PRINCE2 Agile® Practitioner 21/21
C PRINCE2 Agile® Passport – Introduction e-learning 4/4
C PRINCE2 Agile® Passport – Practitioner e-learning 21/21

Claim PDU’s

Follow the steps below and choose either Cat B or Cat C.

  • Use the PMI’s (CCRS) website at https://ccrs.pmi.org to register your PDU’s
  • Log-in using your PMI credentials
  • Register your PDU’s under one of the following categories:
  • Education: Cat B – Continuing Education (via classroom based/instructor-led)
  • Education: Cat C – Self-Directed Learning (via e-learning)

Record Evidence

The PMI’s scheme requirements state that each hour of professional development is equivalent to one PDU. The activity should also be relevant to the area of expertise covered in the PMP certification.

For audit purposes you will need to record and retain the following details from the course:

  • Course brochure: Refer to the course outline on our website (www.ipsofacto.uk.com)
  • Course registration: Course joining emails or letter
  • Course attendance: Relevant certificate/ (confirmation email of attendance can be provided on request)
  • Instructor qualifications: All course instructors are formally accredited by the APM Group and meet the ‘approved trainer’ requirements of Axelos.
  • You will also need our contact details as your course provider. See below.

IPSO FACTO Training Solutions Ltd

Forum 3, Solent Business Park, Whiteley, Fareham, Hampshire. PO15 7FH

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