30 PMI-ACP PDU Training Program FAQs
What are the three courses in this 30 PMI-ACP PDU Online Course Bundle?
The 30 PMI-ACP PDU Online Course Bundle Program by SFBS comes with two self-paced business training programs: Executive Leadership Training and Marketing Strategy Training.
- Executive Leadership Training program worth 20 PDUs - 4 Ways of Working, 2 Business Acumen, and 14 Power Skills.
- Marketing Strategy Training program worth 10 PDUs - 2 Ways of Working, 4 Business Acumen, 4 Power Skills.
TOTAL = 30 PMI-ACP PDUs earned (around 30 hours of video course content)
Why should I renew my PMI-ACP certification?
PMI requires certification holders to earn PDUs (Professional Development Units) to retain their certifications in good standing. For PMI-ACP certification, the requirement is earning 30 PDUs every three years. To retain your PMI-ACP certification in good standing, you must earn 30 PDUs every three years, submit to PMI, and renew your PMI-ACP certification.
What is PDU?
PDU is the abbreviation for Professional Development Unit. PMI requires certification holders to earn PDUs to keep their certification in good standing. Typically, 1 PDU is gained by 1 hour of professional activity, attending an event, or online course.
When should I start submitting PMI-ACP PDU to renew my PMI-ACP certification?
Earning PDU hours requires a significant amount of time. PMI expects you to earn the required PDU hours over the given three-year period. If you leave to the end, you may have problems in submitting PDUs and that might risk your certification status.
What are the PMI Talent Triangle and PDU Categories?
PMI requires certification holders to earn PDUs in certain fields and categories. There are three categories in the PMI talent triangle. These are Ways of Working, Power Skills, and Business Acumen.
- Ways of Working: Whether it’s predictive, agile, design thinking, or new practices still to be developed, it's clear that there is more than one way that work gets done today. That’s why PMI encourages professionals to master as many ways of working as they can - so they can apply the right technique at the right time, delivering winning results.
Power Skills: These interpersonal skills include collaborative leadership, communication, an innovative mindset, for-purpose orientation, and empathy. Ensuring teams have these skills allows them to maintain influence with a variety of stakeholders - a critical component for making change.
Business Acumen: Professionals with business acumen understand the macro and micro influences in their organization and industry and have function-specific or domain-specific knowledge to make good decisions. Professionals at all levels need to be able to cultivate effective decision-making and understand how their projects align with the big picture of broader organizational strategy and global trends.
What are the PMI-ACP PDU Requirements?
If you have a PMI-ACP® certification, you must earn 30 PDUs in a three-year cycle.
There is a further requirement for these 30 PDUs as well. You must earn at least 18 Education PDUs and you can earn at most 12 Giving Back PDUs.
As a certification holder, you must earn a minimum number of PDUs in each of the skill areas of the PMI Talent Triangle® — Ways of Working, Power Skills, and Business Acumen. There is no limit on the number of Education PDUs that you can earn — meaning that you can earn all 30 PDUs in Education if you choose.
While earning PDUs from the Education category, you must earn at least 8 PDUs from each of the PMI Talent Triangle categories: Ways of Working, Power Skills, and Business Acumen.
What are the ways to earn PMI-ACP PDU Hours?
There are two main categories to earn PDUs: Education and Giving Back. The education category includes courses or training, organizations, reading, and informal learning.
The Giving Back category includes working as a professional or practitioner, creating content, giving presentations, sharing knowledge, and volunteering.
How can I submit my earned PMI-ACP PDUs?
You should have a PMI profile on the PMI website pmi.org. You can log on to your profile, navigate to your credentials, and submit your earned PDUs.
Upon submitting your PDUs, PMI will review your submission. After review, PDUs are approved and shown on your profile.
What should I do after I complete 30 PMI-ACP PDU Hours?
After you complete 30 PDUs in your CCRS cycle, you must apply for PMI-ACP renewal on your PMI profile page. Just fill out the application form to abide by the PMI code of ethics during the PMI-ACP renewal process.
You’ll then be directed to a secure payment page to pay your PMI-ACP renewal fee to PMI.
How much does PMI-ACP certification renewal cost?
PMI members pay 60 USD, while non-members pay 150 USD to renew their PMI-ACP certification after completing their required 30 PMI-ACP PDUs.
You can pay this fee online directly to the PMI using a card to complete your renewal process.
Can I earn my PMI-ACP PDU hour needs for free?
There are free courses or free events (webinars, conferences, etc.) that you can attend and gain PMI-ACP PDUs. However, completing all 30 PMI-ACP PDUs for FREE will be tough, especially if you are a working professional. Therefore, the best way to complete PMI-ACP PDUs is by enrolling in online courses and gaining PDUs easily.
60 PMP PDU Online Training Bundle will be a perfect fit for you to complete your PDU needs in one go!
You can see our Free PMP PDU Training program for earning three PDUS.
Do you have other questions about the PMI-ACP renewal cycle and the 30 PMI-ACP PDU Online Course Program?
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