Students hoping to achieve their Project Management Institute (PMI®) Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification often ask me whether their respective Ten Six Consulting Primavera training course counts towards the PMI PMP requirements. No, I’m sorry it does not. But if you already have your PMP certification Ten Six Consulting training courses do count towards your 3-year cycle 60 required professional development units (PDUs) quota. Some Ten Six courses, in particular, are worth 21 PDUs, one-third of your required PDUs, which is huge.
The PMI PMP certification is not meant to be a onetime event to confirm your understanding of project management. PMI, rather, wants you to consider your certification has an ongoing journey. The PMI PMP certification is meant to keep you relevant as the project management profession evolves and the needs of companies change. This is why PMI has an ongoing education requirement to maintain your PMP certification. Keeping your PMP certification in good standing requires your participation in professional development activities to earn and report professional development units (PDUs).
This article provides step-by-step instructions for reporting your Ten Six Consulting course PDUs to PMI. There are many ways to earn PDUs, but the focus or scope of this article is earning PDUs through training coursework.
Assuming that you are a registered certified PMP login to your account at the following PMI website https://www.pmi.org/
After logging in select myPMI and then Dashboard from the drop down menu, Figure 1.
This brings you to your dashboard page, Figure 2, which provides details about your PMP membership.
Pertinent data includes member since, member expiration date, and local PMI club or chapter. The dashboard also displays your certification status, Figure 3.
To report PDUs for a Ten Six training course select report PDUs, Figure 3. This brings up the report PDUs page. As displayed in Figure 4, there are many ways to earn PDUs. But to report coursework related PDUs select ‘course or training’, which is the first option listed.
Earning Ten Six Consulting Coursework PDUs
To report PDUs for Ten Six Consulting coursework, in the course or training page, type in Ten Six and Ten Six Consulting will appear in the drop down menu as a valid PMI training provider, Figure 5.
Type the course name in the activity cell, Figure 6.
As shown in Figure 6, we simply type in Primavera and all the associated Primavera Ten Six courses appear in the drop down menu. Select the appropriate Ten Six course, Figure 6. In the same page specify the training start and complete dates.
The bottom of the course or training page, Figure 7, shows the three types of PDUs: technical, leadership, and strategic.
Ten Six Consulting training coursework are considered technical PDUs. Note the number of allowable technical PDUs on your Ten Six training certificate. The certificate displayed in Figure 8 allows 14 technical PMI PDUs.
As shown in Figure 7, we request 14 technical PDUs, as per our example certificate. To complete your PDU request simply toggle that you “agree this claim is accurate” and submit. You will then receive an email stating that your PDU claim has been received. You will receive another email when your PDU claim is approved.
The PMI PDUs requirement is all about staying relevant. And there are many ways to earn PDUs. You will find that many of the activities you participate in as standard practice to fine tune or enhance your skills are worth PMI PDUs. So with the numerous ways to earn PDUs, there is little reason to let one’s PMP certification expire or lapse.
Ten Six Consulting, in particular, is a Global Registered Education Provider and supports your effort to stay current and in good standing through technical PDU related coursework. These certified PDUs demonstrate that Ten Six training courses are at the highest standards, and are a Ten Six training bonus for the PMP certified project manager.