Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

If you are a PMP®, PgMP®, PMI-SP®, PMI-RMP® or PMI-ACP, you can earn professional development units (PDUs) through our educational services. You can also earn Scrum education units (SEUs) from the Scrum Alliance.

Professional Development Units

Professional Development Units (PDUs) are one-hour blocks of time that you spend learning, teaching others, or volunteering. By accumulating and tracking these over your certification cycle you can maintain your certification status with PMI.

PDUs are broken into two categories:

  • Education PDUs can be earned at professional seminars, webinars, classes, or even self-directed learning.
  • Giving Back PDUs are for time spent volunteering, mentoring, working with professional groups, and more.

If you haven’t already, get up to date on the PDU requirements for your certification.

Scrum Education Units

Put simply, the time you spend practising and studying Scrum gives you a competitive edge, and so does leveraging those learnings to renew your Scrum Alliance certification. Each hour of your continuing education — the time you spend reading articles, volunteering, attending events, and taking courses — equals one “Scrum Education Unit,” or SEU.

SEUs are broken into four categories:

  • Events SEUs can be earned for participating in both Scrum Alliance conferences as well as local conferences and user groups.
  • Learning SEUs are earned by spending time with Scrum Alliance CSTs, CECs, CTCs and REPs – such as John – as well as other learning activities.
  • Volunteering SEUs are for time spent providing professional Scrum services without compensation.
  • Other SEUs are for all learning activities that don’t fit nicely into one of the three other categories.

If you haven’t already, get up to date on the SEU requirements for your certification.

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