PMI Agile PDUs

So, you’re looking for Agile PDUs? Almost daily, I am asked how to get and claim Agile PDUs for the PMI-ACPsm.  There is a common misunderstanding about Agile PDUs and how Agile Contact Hours are different from PMI PDUs


PMI PDUIf you are a PMI credential holder, you need to adhere to PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program. To follow the program, participate in professional development activities to earn professional development units (PDUs) and maintain your credential. This could be anything from attending formal training, reading blogs, watching webinars, or even volunteering.

If you are a PMP looking to get your PMI-ACP, don’t call them PDUs!  You are looking for “Agile” Contact Hours.

Agile Contact Hour

Agile Contact Hours

When completing your PMI-ACP application, you are required to report (among other things) your “Agile” education. They will be referred to and measured as contact hours. To qualify to sit for the ACP exam, you need 21 contact hours. Unlike the Agile experience requirement, there is no time limitation for your contact hours. If you attended ScrumMaster training 10 years ago, claim it!

Free PDUs

No some places to get some free PDUs?  Please list them in the comments section.  No, be warned!  If it gets too spammy, it may not get listed.  I am open to having it listed IF it is FREE.

About the Author

I'm an Enterprise Agile Coach at LeadingAgile. I have a goal to take the hand waving out of Agile, Kanban, & Scrum. I’m a strange combination of a little OCD, a little ADHD, a lot of grit, and a lot of drive. I come from a traditional PM background but I don't give points for stuff done behind the scenes. The only thing that counts is what you get done and delivered. Author of Zombie Project Management (available on Amazon)