Renewing Your PMP is a Great Feeling
In March 2016 I completed my 60 hours of PDU’s to renew my PMP.
It’s a great feeling, almost as good as passing the PMP the first time.
This is what your renewed PMP membership looks like “on screen” from PMI. See below.
Earning 60 PDU Hours to Renew Your PMP
Passing the PMP is a great event. Most of you reading this blog post haven’t passed the PMP yet.
(But when you do pass the PMP, you will be glad you saved or bookmarked this blog post.)
But passing the PMP isn’t permanent. You need to renew your PMP certification by earning 60 PDU hours every 3 years.
And in my experience, earning the 60 PDU hours was NOT an easy process. But I think it was worth my effort.
Cheap and Easy Way to Earn 60 PMP PDU Hours
My technique was “cheap”, but it certainly wasn’t easy.
If you can find a cheaper way to earn your 60 PDU hours than I have found, please leave a comment.
Earning my Last 15 PDU Hours Cost Only $25
I think that was pretty affordable.
I found that www.Lynda.com had a ten day free trial and after that it cost about $24.99 per month to use. Lynda is a wonderful learning website for many things.
If you use www.Lynda.com, search for PMI PDU approved courses. They have many courses to choose. I chose about 10 courses with topics ranging from writing better emails to using Agile project methods.
Earning my First 45 PDU Hours Was Free
I know, you’re excited. You want PDU’s for free.
Yes, I didn’t pay any money to earn my first 45 PDU’s to renew my PMP. But it did cost me “lots of time”. And, for most of us, time is money.
Here’s how I earned my first 45 PDU hours.
- Teaching the PMP. Starting in 2014 I taught the PMP for over two months. It was my first time teaching the PMP using Rita’s book. My prep time to class time ratio was 3:1, or more. Yes, I was paid to teach the course. But it was very expensive in terms of my time.
- YouTube Videos. I produced PMP related YouTube videos for fun. Then I learned that PMI would accept those as PDU hours. PMI accepted those hours as giving back to the community.
- Webinar. And finally, PMI accepted my webinars as valid PDU hours.
Now I know that PMI accepts teaching the PMP, creating YouTube videos, and hosting webinars as qualifying as PDU’s in “giving back” to the PMP community.
PMP’s: Earn Some of Your PDU’s with Richard Kraneis
After publishing two websites on passing the PMP over the last two years, I have some new PMP friends. They were students who became PMP’s.
If I helped you pass the PMP, leave a comment if you are interested in earning PDU’s through me. You might help me with a PMP study group webinar or with a YouTube video.
If you are new PMP and just found my website, leave a comment also.
Together, we can earn our needed PDU’s to renew our PMP certification.