Earn PDUs as a Volunteer

Project Management professionals volunteering with the chapter can earn PDUs part of Category E: Volunteer Service, which falls under the ‘Giving Back to the Profession’ categories.

Volunteers can earn PDUs by providing volunteer, non-compensated project management, project risk, project scheduling, or program management services to non-employer or non-client customer groups. This group includes the PMI-San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.

 PDU Rules to keep in mind:

1 PDU is awarded for 1 hour of volunteer (non-compensated) service.

 You may not earn more than a total of 45 PDUs, per 3-year cycle, in the Giving Back To The Profession Category if you hold the PMP® or PgMP® credentials.

 You may not earn more than a total of 20 PDUs, per 3-year cycle, in the Giving Back To The Profession Category if you hold the PMI-RMP®or PMI-SP® credentials. 

PDU Category Structure and Policies (Source: pg. 37 – 44, PMP Credential Handbook, revised August 31, 2011)

 

Examples of qualifying activities include:

1. Serve as an elected volunteer officer for a project management organization (including PMI chapters and communities of practice). This work must be done for legally recognized non-profit, not-for-profit, or charitable groups and organizations.

2. Serve as a volunteer/appointed committee member for a project management organization (including PMI chapters and communities of practice). This work must be done for legally recognized non-profit, not-for-profit, or charitable groups and organizations.

3. Provide project management-related volunteer services to PMI or another professional project management association. This work must be done for legally recognized non-profit, not-for-profit, or charitable groups and organizations.
For example:

a.            Volunteering at a PMI Global Congress

b.            Serving on a PMI Members Advisory Board

c.            Working on PMI Standards

d.            Participating in activities for PMI’s Certification Department

e.            Participating in PMI research activities

Specific PDU amounts are awarded for these activities based on your level of participation

4. Provide volunteer project management-related services to:

a.            a community or charitable group (This work must meet the definition of a project as outlined in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).)

b.            a group of college students for educational purposes

c.            being a coach or mentor on project management topics

The PDUs claimed in this category count against the maximum of 45 PDUs (or 20 PDUs for PMI-RMP and PMI-SP) allowed for Giving Back To The Profession category (Categories D, E, and F).

Please consult the Credential Handbook or contact PMI for questions regarding earning PDUs.

For reporting your PDUs 

1. Login to PMI.org

2. Under “Certification” tab, click on Report your PDUs or alternatively go directly to the below link and login with your PMI credentials,