Lets use this question to list all possible ways to earn PDUs. Please moderator covert this question in a community post.

Summary of all the answers:

  • PMI Chapter regular meetings (2 PDUs per meeting)
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification (25 PDUs, cost about $250)
  • Write an article or paper
  • Take a PMI quiz
  • Volunteer
  • Take a class
  • Attend a seminar
  • Self education
  • Give a presentation

Complete List from the PMI Organization

I will pick as the right answer the one that get's the most votes.

  • PMI's handbook contains a list of pretty much all the ways to earn PDUs, by category...
    – ashes999
    Commented Feb 9, 2011 at 12:27
  • SSGB will give you exactly 25PDU :)
    – yegor256
    Commented Feb 9, 2011 at 18:41
  • Related - pm.stackexchange.com/q/1871/34
    – jmort253
    Commented May 6, 2011 at 6:19
  • Do you know that you can watch a movie and add 4 PDU for that? Starnge but true. Of course, you need to be precise what you have learned from that movie.
    – Chris
    Commented Jul 7, 2011 at 12:23

5 Answers 5

  • write an article or paper
  • take a PMI quiz
  • volunteer
  • take a class
  • attend a seminar
  • self education
  • give a presentation
  • Look here

Some employers are certified training providers with PMI. If they are, you can often take internal training classes at work and register them for PDUs.

  • Hi SchwartzE, Do you know if PMI will have to list them in their forum for the employer to give give the PDUs? I am just curios how to find out?
    – Geo
    Commented Feb 9, 2011 at 18:03
  • Our company's training program registers and has a code to enter into the PMI site to register the PDUs. I'm guessing if you contact PMI and give them your employer, they can look it up.
    – SchwartzE
    Commented Feb 10, 2011 at 21:19

Participate on this site. You can claim PDUs under Category C (self-directed learning); I myself claimed around 4-5 PDUs already from spending time on this site. (You can use RescueTime to track how long you're here.)

More details are listed on my blog post about this topic.


Six Sigma Green Belt certification will give you 25 PDUs. It costs around $250 and can be passed online.


Simply being a PM earns you PDU's. I believe it is 5 PDU's per year.

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