The good news is that you earn 35 PDUs through PRINCE2 Training!
There’s a lot of confusion when holders of PMP and other PMI Project Management certificates look to maintain their qualification through continuing professional development. PMP holders need to earn 60 Professional Development Units (PDUs) during each 3 year cycle in order to maintain their PMP credential.
There are 5 Categories of activity which will earn you PDUs:
- Formal Academic Education e.g. a university course
- Professional Activities and Self Directed Learning e.g. article in a professional journal
- Courses offered by PMI Registered Education Providers e.g. a PRINCE2 course from a training company that teaches PMP
- Courses from Other Training Providers e.g. a PRINCE2 course from a training company that does not teach PMP
- Volunteer Service e.g. application of project management skills to assist a charitable organisation
PMP Credential Handbook:
The project management training covered under Categories 3 and 4 should be of a professional standard and relevant to the qualification concerned.
Each contact hour relevant to project management equates to one PDU.
Typical courses which can be used to earn PDUs include the following (figure in brackets indicate approximate PDUs obtained; the number can vary depending on specific course chosen):
- APM Introductory Certificate (13)
- Change Management Practitioner (20)
- Finance for Non-Financial Managers (14)
- ISEB Foundation in Green IT (21)
- ITIL Foundation (21)
- ITIL Capability Certificates (35)
- ITIL Lifecycle Certificates (21)
- ISEB Project and Programme Support Office Essentials (20)
- Managing People in Projects (14)
- Microsoft Project 2003/2007/2010/2013 (7-14)
- M_o_R Foundation (20)
- M_o_R Foundation and Practitioner (27)
- MSP Foundation (21)
- MSP Foundation and Practitioner (35)
- PMI CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) (35)
- PMI PMP (Project Management Professional) (28)
- PRINCE2 Foundation (21)
- PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner (35)