All PMI certifications, with the exception of CAPM® require that you engage in continuous professional development in order to remain certified. The requirements for each certification can be found within the CCR Handbook .
The PMI Talent Triangle®outlines the three skill areas employers need. You need to earn 60 Professional Development Units every 3 years in order to keep your PMP certification updated.
The PDUs need to be across 3 skills areas.
They are as follows:
Technical Project Management: the knowledge, skills and behaviors related to specific domains of Project, Program and Portfolio Management. The technical aspects of performing one’s role.
Leadership: the knowledge, skills, and behaviors needed to guide, motivate, and direct a team, to help an organization achieve its business goals.
Strategic and Business Management: the knowledge of and expertise in the industry and organization that enhances performance and better delivers business outcomes.
You log your PDUs directly on the PMI website. Some groups such as PMI chapters might load the PDUs on your behalf when you attend their events.
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