Professional Development Units (PDUs) are one-hour blocks of time spent learning, volunteering or tutoring. Collecting them is required to maintain your certification status. Different certifications have different demands/ requirements for PDU maintenance.
PDUs have two categories – Education and Giving Back to the Profession.
Education PDUs can be earned at professional seminars, webinars, classes, or self-directed learning.
Giving Back PDUs are earned by spending your time volunteering, mentoring, working with professional groups, and more.
Why are PDUs important?
As the profession of project manager grows and changes, maintaining your relevancy is a must. By investing effort in sustaining your certification, you have a significant competitive advantage. You can get a better position and a higher chance of being the solution the company needs.