Changes to PMI's PDU Reporting in 2016 - What it Means to PMI cr

February 14, 2016

Effective December 2015 the PMI Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program will be aligned with the employer-identified skills depicted in the PMI Talent Triangle to ensure PMP designation holders are equipped to remain relevant in a continually changing business environment.

What are those skills? According to PMI, today’s employers need project practitioners with leadership and business intelligent skills to support their organization’s strategic objectives. Those skills are:

  1. Technical Project Management - Knowledge, skills and behaviours related to specific domains Project, Program and Portfolio Management
  2. Leadership - Knowledge, skills and behaviours and behaviour related to leadership-oriented skills that help an organization achieve its business goals
  3. Strategic and Business Management - Knowledge of and expertise in the industry or organization that enhances performance and better delivers business outcomes.

As the global business environment and project management profession evolves, the CCR program should adapt to provide development of new employer-desired skills. It means that the project practitioners can attend leadership and business management trainings and still earn PDU’s required for them to keep their designation.

Currently, worldwide over 600,000 PMP designation holders are attending project management related trainings to keep their designation. As of December 1, 2015, project practitioners who need to earn 60 PDUs per 3 year cycle to keep their designation, can attend any leadership and business management related trainings and earn PDUs. PDUs earned and reported before January 2016 will apply to your current certification cycle and will not be affected by the changes.

Learn more about the PMI CCR changes here.


Written By Christine Aykac

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