HOW TO EARN PDU’s FOR CONTINUING PROJECT MANAGMENT CERTIFICATION IN BERLIN?
In Berlin, the PMP® certification is only good for three years. This validity is developed in order for the applicants to remain current with the latest technology. To obtain certification, you must complete the CCR programme, which stands for continuous certification requirements. You will receive an email from PMI® reminding you to recertify before your third anniversary of receiving the project management certification in Berlin. A brochure for the recertification procedure and a form for filling up PDUs would be included in the mail. One PDU is equal to one hour spent learning or improving project management skills.
Here are a few ways to add more PDUs to your application form.
You can take any online or classroom project management courses in Berlin from reputed institutes like KnowledgeHut. If you had received your PMP® certification from Berlin, it is not a rule to have your PDUs in the same city. For a course to be added to your PDU
a) It should be related to PMP® or any key area of PMP®.
b) The institute should be certified by PMI® like KnowledgeHut.
c)The education program should be accredited by GAC.
One such institute is KnowledgeHut. If you are choosing a reputed institute in Berlin for your recertification process, you would gain a little more than just PDUs.
If you are working in a job related to project management, you can easily gain your PDUs. Your everyday work related to project management skills and knowledge can be added to the PDU list.
If you are able to share your knowledge with others, it would be considered as PDU too. Sharing knowledge can be done through the following ways.
a) Creating presentation to share your knowledge with others, especially the knowledge related to certification. For instance, you can present at a PMI chapter event, organization training or any professional conference.
b) Your training sessions with your trainees or time taken for mentoring any apprentice can be added to PDUs.
c) Creating contents which would help others to learn about project management would be considered as PDUs. It can be books, articles, blogs or webinars.
Many institutes like KnowledgeHut also provide online materials for studying. This self-learning time can also be added to your list of PDUs. Self-directed reading related to project management is also PDU activity.
Not all institutes for project management training in Berlin provide this opportunity. Download the handbook for recertification and learn about the ways of earning PDUs. Talk to various institutes which offer PMP® training courses in Berlin to identify whether they would fall under the criteria. If yes, you can start taking online PMP®certification training classes in Berlin, for adding PDUs. Online classes for recertification training will be a better option than the classroom training as you would have enough time for your job or other ways of earning PDUs, which includes reading e-learning materials provided by your online courses or providing online training for other candidates. It is always better to gain a little more than what is required as sometimes certain hours would not be accepted by the board.