The short answer is NO. PMI classifies PDUs into two different categories: Education and Giving Back. PMI defines learning as Education PDUs. And "Giving Back PDUs related to activities that enable you to share and apply your knowledge and skills to contribute to and help build the profession. Education PDUs are COMPULSORY. Giving Back PDUs are OPTIONAL.
Yes, you should. It's free. Why not? However, it would help if you considered the following things when finding free PDUs.
Have you passed the PMP® exam to become a certified project manager? Now, you may be wondering how to maintain your certification. This article will explain what PDUs are, how to get them without spending too much money on certification renewal.
As you know, PMI® has a wide range of Authorized Training Partners (ATP) in over the world, which provide courses such as PMP® Exam Preparation, Disciplined Agile (DA), online PDU courses for PMI® certification renewal. This article will outline some reasons to chose a training program from PMI® ATP and where you can find PMI® verified courses.
After passing the PMP® exam, you are bestowed the credential, and the PMP® certification renewal cycle starts. You will have the PMP® certification in good standing for 3 years. However, what will happen to your PMP® certificate if you forgot to renew it? And what should you do? This article will go through all the PMP® certification status and recommen