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Seven Ways To Earn PMP® PDUs

Now that you have achieved your Project Management Professional® Certificate, and all the stress that came with it has already gone, you can take it easy and reap all the benefits of being a PMP® in Malaysia. Whilst having a PMP® is an honour in any organisation or industry (it validates the time, effort, knowledge and skill it took to obtain such a distinguished title), you still have to make sure your PMP® title is maintained and kept active. There is no need to worry though, as maintaining your PMP® Certification with PMP Malaysia is very easy. This article shares some key insights on how to obtain PDUs in Malaysia.

Introduction to CCR: What are PDUs and Why Do I Need Them?

The Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) is an initiative which allows the Project Management Institute (PMI®) to ensure the knowledge and experience of Project Management practitioners who have earned a PMP® Certification remains up to date and relevant in the dynamic and ever-changing world we all live in. This is why we have to maintain our PMP® Certification.


This program entails PMP® practitioners to earn Professional Development Units (PDUs). The PDUs required varies depending on the certification. Generally, 1 PDU is equal to 1 hour of learning a relevant topic in Project Management. To maintain the PMP® certificate in Malaysia, you will have to get 60 PDUs over 3 years.


Below are some of the ways you can earn PDUs for your PMP® Certification in Malaysia.


1. Courses or Formal Training

This is the best way to supplement your knowledge and keep yourself up to date on the current developments and trends in project management. These training programmes and courses can either be done online or in a classroom that is led by an accredited instructor.

PMP Malaysia regularly conducts events that are great outlets for a PMP® holder in Malaysia to extend their network and learn more about the PMP® Profession first-hand. You are also encouraged to source learning from other parties and providers. We at PMP Malaysia offer PMP® Training to help you get and maintain your PMP® certificate quickly and at low cost.


2. Other Media (Educational)

Well, aside from on-demand and instructor-led classrooms, there are numerous Webinars and Educational Videos that are allowed. Reading physical and digital books (from PMI store or third-party), whitepapers, blogs and articles are also accepted as PDUs.


3. Setting up Meeting and Activities.

There are PMI chapters worldwide. There is definitely one nearby to where you live. There even is a PMI Malaysia Chapter. These professional meetings help PMP®’s in Malaysia learn about other professionals and the circumstances around their practices. Not to mention, this is also a golden opportunity to network.


4. Informal Learning

You can earn PDUs in Malaysia from ‘Informal Learning’. This can be in professional discussions with colleagues or by having regular ‘lunch and learn’ sessions at the workplace. It is also worth noting that a PMP® can be an accredited mentor. When sharing knowledge, especially about PMP®, PDUs can be credited.


5. Applying your PMP® skills.

By simply practising your skills and know-how within the industry, you are contributing towards the growth of the PMP® profession in Malaysia. The only catch is you have to work in a domain that is relevant to the certification, if so, PDUs can be granted.


6. Contributing to Online Knowledge Resources (OKRs)

Information is greatly valued in this profession and adding to it is even more so. By sharing your knowledge. Other professionals can learn and gain value and valuable insight. This can be accomplished by writing articles, books, blogs (authors note: nice!) or by creating and being a host to webinars or presentations on new ideas on Projects Management or something within that domain.


7. Volunteering

There are numerous volunteering opportunities available on the PMI website ranging from assisting in events to holding formal positions in different committees and groups. With over 800,000 active certification holders, it is no surprise that there is a booming and active community of professionals holding various roles that are also up for volunteering.

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