Free Category A PDU for PMI-ACP Re-certification


Free Category A PDU for PMI-ACP Re-certification

After you have achieved the PMI-ACP® credential, it is high time to begin earning PDU for your PMI-ACP® Certification renewal. Searching for PDU for PMI-ACP® is proved to be much more difficult than that for the PMP® PDU as PMI-ACP® focuses on Agile project management. One easy way is to become a PMI member: you will be able to find enough Category A PMI-ACP® PDU at ProjectManagement.com.

Earn Free PMI-ACP® PDU at ProjectManagement.com

Note: When you head towards projectmanagement.com, don’t be discouraged by the almost ubiquitous red word “PREMIUM“, being a PMI member, you are entitled to the “Premium Member” status, meaning that all the “premium” contents are accessible.

If you’re already a PMI member, you automatically have Premium Access to ProjectManagement.com! Just make sure you link your accounts. (source: http://www.projectmanagement.com/membership/premium.cfm)

It takes US$249 annually to become a member of ProjectMangement.com but being a member of PMI costs just US$129. It is therefore highly advisable to become a PMI member if you are currently a PMI Certification holder (including PMP® and PMI-ACP®, etc.).

ProjectManagement.com provides a lot of online webinars for PMI-ACP® Certification holders to earn PMI-ACP® PDU. Simply clicking “Education > Webinars” from the menu bar, you will be directed to a page listing out all the recorded webinars and upcoming live webinars. There you will find hundreds of recorded webinars on project management. However, though all of these will earn you PDU for your PMP® Certification, only part of the webinars is eligible for earning PMI-ACP® PDU.

webinar section for PMP PDU

You will need to search for project management webinars on Agile project management. Or you can simply click the following link to view a listing of all Agile webinars:

http://www.projectmanagement.com/searchResult.cfm?contentTypeID=9&keywordID=1295

Both the On-Demand Webinars and the Live Webinars will allow you to earn Category A PDU for your PMI-ACP® re-certification. You can watch the on-demand webinars any time you want. By clicking the title of a recorded webinar, you will get to a page containing a brief description of the webinar, the webinar video player and nature of the PDU to be claimed for your PMP® re-certification, e.g.

Watching this video allows you to claim category A PDUs. NOTE: You must watch videos in their entirety and all the way through to the end for our system to record your viewing activity accurately.

You will then be able to start the recorded webinar and watch the whole webinar from your browser to earn the PMI-ACP® Category A PDU by clicking the “forward arrow” button on the video player (just like Youtube).

How to check my PMI-ACP® PDUs?

All the PDU earned in this way will be recorded in your account. There you will also be able to find the certificate of attendance of the webinars (for audit purposes). To retrieve your PDU records, click the “Account” link under your name on the website header (highlighted in RED below):

account link at projectmanagement.com

Then scroll down the page to find the section “PDU Awarded“. Clicking the “PDU Awarded” title will give all the titles of webinars you have watched together with the number of PDUs earned and towards which PMI Certifications the PDU is eligible for.

PDU Awarded Info

Worrying about how to report the PDU to PMI.org? There is no need to report the PDU! It is written on the ProjectManagement.com website that:

All Category A PDUs will be batched submitted to PMI on a weekly basis.

After you have viewed the webinars from beginning to end, simply wait several weeks for ProjectManagement.com website to upcoming the details of your PDU earning activities to your PMI.org account. The PDU will be reported on your behalf. You will eventually receive confirmation email from PMI.org on the granting of the Category A PMI-ACP® PDU for your PMI-ACP® re-certification such as below:

Dear [name],
PMI ID Number: [membership number]

Congratulations on your continued effort to maintain your PMI credential!

Your recent claim for professional development units (PDUs) has been approved.

The transaction included the following information:
Claim ID: 13435243
Category: Cat A: Registered Education Provider/PMI Component
Activity Title: Do or Die Agile Leadership Practices for Today’s eXtreme Projects
Date Started: 08 May 2015
Date Completed: 08 May 2015
For Credential: PMI-ACP®
PDUs Claimed: 1.0000

You will be able to view this activity on your online transcript immediately by logging in to the CCR System.

If you see a discrepancy between the PDUs claimed and PDUs earned shown on your transcript, this is because of the following reason:

Please contact the Customer Care Centre in your region if you have questions or concerns.

Thank you,
PMI Customer Care

If you are also a PMP® holder, you will receive another email approving your PDU claim for the same activity for your PMP® re-certification! What better way to earn PMI-ACP® PDU than just watching recorded webinars at the comfort of your office/home?

Conclusion

Log in ProjectManagement.com now to watch the project management webinars! PMI-ACP® Certification holders will be able to collect the required 30 PDUs for their PMI-ACP® re-certification anywhere, anytime for FREE (well, excluding the membership fee for PMI.org)!

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Edward Chung

Edward Chung aspires to become a full-stack web developer and project manager. In the quest to become a more competent professional, Edward studied for and passed the PMP Certification, ITIL v3 Foundation Certification, PMI-ACP Certification and Zend PHP Certification. Edward shares his certification experience and resources here in the hope of helping others who are pursuing these certification exams to achieve exam success.

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  1. Christian Martinez says:

    Hi Edward, I’ve found your website very useful, congratulations! I’m studying for the PMI-ACP exam and I’m having trouble finding questions that are more focused on practical agile project situations – like those the current exam brings. Do you know any good source of updated questions for the exam? I’ve found that CD from Mike Griffiths pretty expensive. Do you know if his CD is a good source of up-to-date questions?

    Best Regards,

    -Christian