*PDU General


If you are an expert in project management and wish to share your knowledge and experience with our members, we invite you to apply to become a speaker at one of our monthly PMIRGC chapter meetings or our conferences or workshops in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We are always looking for high quality speakers that can help us maintain our high educational standards.

Being a presenter at a chapter event provides the speaker with the ability to:

-Contribute to the education and success of the Chapter

-Gain speaking experience and expert credibility

-Earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward renewing PMI certifications

-Raise visibility and name-recognition before taking on a more long-term Chapter role, such as President-Elect or Board member



In May of 2012, the Project Management Institute (PMI) announced a new member benefit – a library of webinars, available to members, addressing project management trends, best practices, how-to-guides, and much more.brains

This new member benefit will:

  • Provide members more ways to earn PDUs. PMI members who hold a PMI credential seek opportunities to earn PDUs at no additional cost.
  • -ncrease awareness for PMI communities of practice. Currently 60% of PMI members visit community of practice sites once a month. The On-Demand Webinars will help to increase these numbers, as the host community of practice will be promoted with their webinar.

Visit the PMI On-Demand Webinars webpage (log in required) to check out this exciting new member benefit.  There will be a slide at the end of each webinar with all the required PDU claiming information.


melogo2-1ONLINE PM TRAINING NOW AVAILABLE! We have partnered with MindEdge to offer you an alternative method for Project Management Training.  Members will receive a 10% discount on all courses by entering Discount Code PMIRGC in the Discount Code field when registering.

MindEdge does offer Exam Prep for several certifications.
Study from the comfort of your own home and on your schedule. There is also a course with just PMP practice exams and strategies, an Agile Exam Prep, and a Risk Management Exam Prep course.

Who is MindEdge?

MindEdge is an innovative, educational content provider of online training and courseware to colleges, universities, associations, and corporations.  They feature narrative learning (including simulations, just-in-time scenarios, and case studies) enhanced by technology innovation and a focus on continuous improvement for their content and courses.  By employing diverse content delivery methods such as video, interactive exercises, learner assessments, and simulation technology, students will really learn.

Enter Discount Code PMIRGC in the Discount Code field to receive 10% discount on any courses or simulations for which you register.






Several options are available to PMI Rio Grande Chapter members.


Log in to PIMRGC website to see 'Low cost/no cost PDU opportunites' page




Can I Earn PDUs for Writing Project Management Articles?

Yes you can! Ever since the Project Management Institute (PMI) published the new Category and Structure for Professional Development Units (PDUs) in March of 2011, earning PDUs has become much easier. This is especially visible in Category  D “Creating New Project Management Knowledge”: Every hour that you spend creating and/or presenting new project management knowledge counts as 1 PDU.

Click here to see examples.



Good news! The PDU Advantage Program gives you the opportunity to earn PDUs quickly, easily and at no additional cost through PMI membership.

Simply pay your annual PMI membership dues and you’re automatically enrolled. You’ll have access to hundreds of PDU-earning opportunities ranging from participation in our communities of practice to viewing our on-demand webinars.

The Rio Grande Chapter of PMI holds Evening and Breakfast meetings every month allowing you to earn 24 PDUs per year.  You can earn more by participating as a volunteer or serving on the board.

 Join at pmi.org and contact [Email] to request a Guest Pass code to cover the cost of chapter membership.





PMI Rio Grande Chapter members get discounts on these online PMP Exam Prep courses.  Study when it is convenient for you!

Click 'read more' to see details


webinarWith so many communities, one or more may be right for you!

Join our online communities of practice to interact with project practitioners around the world who share your interest in a specific industry or practice area. Use our online platform to share with, learn from and collaborate with your peers through webinars, wikis, blogs and more.

Have a specific project challenge? Post your question on the discussion boards or help other practitioners by sharing your experiences and successes.


corneliusfichtnerWritten by Cornelius Fichtner, PMP

[Note: This is an update to the article “10 Easy Ways to Earn PDUs" that was published in July 2010. The update is necessary because PMI changed the categories, structure and policies governing Professional Development Units (PDUs). See http://www.pmi.org/en/GLOBALS/PDU-Updated-Category-Structure-Implementation.aspx.]


hand-shakeYou don't have to be a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) to become a member.

You are also not required to join PMIRGC to attend events, but you will receive discounts and the benefits of the members only site if you join. For more details about PMIRGC Click here. If you are already a PMI member, try us out for free! Click here
We welcome all who are interested in the project management profession.



Congratulations on earning your PMI certification!

Now that you are a credential holder, you need to adhere to PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program. To follow the program, participate in professional development activities to earn professional development units (PDUs) and maintain your credential. To learn more about the program, what are PDUs, how to earn and claim them, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to renew your certification, watch the CCR Video.

Maintain Your Credential (links to details on PMI site)


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