24 Real methods to get your FREE PDUs for PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMI-ACP etc.

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Project management institute (PMI) requires the certified professionals , to renew their credentials every 3 years. You need to collect PDUs in different categories. This applies to all professional certifications, namely PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMI-ACP , PgMP and so on. I have tried to collate all the possible sources to get Free PDUs, if you know of some more sources, feel free to share here.

These free webinars are good for anyone who wants to become better at project and program management , its not just a tool for PDUs, but will help you become a better Project manager.

Its unlikely that you will need any more sources than the ones listed below.  Feel free to refer this page to your friends.

  1. http://www.iag.biz/resources/webinars/on-demand-webcasts.html  You must watch the entire webinar event to be eligible to claim a PDU.  Those that do not view the full recording will not be given credit in the event of an audit. Easy to use and claim PDUs.

  2.  PMTM002 Time Management Activity Sequencing 15 PDUs  Participants will master concepts required in the Time Management Knowledge Area. Key tools and techniques as well as example templates are discussed and provided.  This course must be completed within 10 days. http://pmwisesolutions.mindflash.com/PublicCoursePage.aspx?CourseId=112827237

  3. You can earn up to 30 PDUs per cycle in self paced learning, for example by listening to project management podcasts. I can highly recommend PM Podcast http://www.project-management-podcast.com/index.php/component/content/article/14-faqs/faq/50  valuable topics which qualify for PMI PDUs

  4. Here's a website for at least 6 PDUs with free recorded presentations called "PDU for Lunch" by Pam Stanton, who has a blog called "the Project Whisperer" at this url: http://www.pamstanton.com/PDU_for_Lunch_Pam_Stanton_Project_Whisperer.html  There are six recorded ~ 1 hr. presentations from 2011 which can be downloaded and viewed. After viewing them, one can then download a certificate per recorded webinar which is used to claim your PDUs.

  5. Website PDU Of the Day at http://www.pduotd.com has ways to get free PDUs. There is a schedule of several online 1 hour chats and webinars on project management, most in category A for 1 PDU each, although some are category C. Most of these webinars are related to PM Profession. They are specific for the 12 noon - 1 pm EDT timeframe. There are articles also referenced which can be downloaded and used for category C, self directed learning.

  6. To those who are seeking free Webinars / Web presentations to earn PDUs of category A & C, I use following websites and they are very helpful: http://cadencemc.com/cadence-training/online/http://www.project-management-podcast.com/pdu

  7. Roeder Consulting offers free monthly webinars (1 PDU) http://www.roederconsulting.com/webinar.php

  8. PMI Communities of Practice. Many offer free monthly webinars (1 PDU) http://www.pmi.org/Get-Involved/Communities-of-Practice.aspx

  9. https://www.offpeaktraining.com/free-pdu/

  10. IIL.com organizes Project Management Day every year. It's online event. You can get 12 PDU's. Here's the link to this event: http://engage.vevent.com/index.jsp?eid=1022&seid=665

  11. http://www.projectmanagementbookstore.com/webinars/author-webinar-series.html The PMB has implemented a "Author Webinar Series," where we offer the authors represented in our store an opportunity to promote their books by delivering an online presentation to PMB customers. The Webinars are 45 to 50 minutes in length (plus 10 to 15 minutes of Q&A), and all events—even the recorded ones—qualify for one Professional Development Unit (PDU) toward retaining a PMP® certification.

  12. If testing is your area of interest, check out Software Testing Training Events . http://www.rbcs-us.com/news-and-events/events They have a yearly calendar and you can attend their sessions to get PDUs.

  13. http://www.qpmusa.com/Connect-With-Us.html join their webinars on designated days and you can get 1PDU per webinar

  14. http://www.esi-intl.com/resources/webinars-on-demand  ESI offers Webinars on Demand, an extensive library of complimentary seminars. Project managers, business analysts, human resource professionals, contract managers and program managers will find these online presentations valuable to their professional development. Available any time and as often as you choose; many offer valuable PDUs.

  15. Huge number of webinars by industry experts who regularly share their knowledge and experience . Watch for live webinars each month on the latest industry trends covering existing and emerging product technologies. You may also select from our extensive library of popular on-demand webinar topics, which are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week http://www.globalknowledge.com/training/category.asp?pageid=9&catid=248&country=United+States , register and get your PDUs

  16. From quick information-packed insights on the next generation of technology innovation to learning new ways to handle old problems, ASPE Web Seminars are a resource to our customers to stay on top of the curve. Each hour-long session is free, so sign up for as many as you like. Experience the ASPE advantage: proven technical professionals who can teach. Click on the seminar you are interested in attending and fill out the attached form. You will be confirmed into the session instantly. ASPE will follow up your registration with an email detailing how to log onto the seminar within 48 hours of the seminar start date. http://www.aspe-sdlc.com/webseminars/

  17. http://www.simplilearn.com/webinars - Scheduled webinars, which will give you PDU credit.

  18. 15 PDUs can be claimed in Self directed learning checkout http://pm411.org/ and start listening to their free podcasts. 1 hour of listening qualifies for 1 PDU. Remember you can claim up to 15 PDUs from this type per each 3-year cycle. Keep a record, just in case you get audited.

  19. http://www.corpedgroup.com/resources/webinars.asp CEG‘s webinars are free informational programs that are available in both live and on-demand formats. During these 1-hour sessions, CEG‘s subject matter experts will bring you up-to-speed on timely themes in project management, business analysis, management, leadership, and business process management

  20. http://www.itmpi.org/ITEducationalCollateral/LiveWebinars.aspx  - FREE PDUs for watching free $2.99 fee ONLY needs to be paid if you ask the provider for the code Their Rep # 2733 which can be obtained from pmi.org for free.

  21. Earn 0.5 PDU* and 0.5 CDU* for Every Live Webinar you Attend. Join their weekly at 12:00 PM Eastern. Webinar presentations 30 min. long and followed by a live question and answer session with the SME. http://www.pmcentersusa.com/KnowledgeCenter/LiveWebinarsSchedule/tabid/123/Default.aspx

  22. The website PDU4FREE.com has an index with other sites that provide free webinars

  23. http://gantthead.com  has annual virtual conference called "PMXPO" and all of the sessions qualify for PDUs.  The sessions are not only great but they pre-register the sessions with PMI so claiming your PDU is simple! The virtual setting obviously eliminates travel time/expense. If you are unable to "attend" the live event you can view them on-demand through 08/17/12 (I think, check the date on their website). The basic account is free and you can opt-in for newsletters and other informational emails. From time-to-time they'll offer other podcasts for PDU credit through the year.

  24. Earn free PDUs in Cat B,  Open the below link, http://www.sixsigmaonline.org/six-sigma-white-belt-training/?goback=%2Egmp_3239794%2Egde_3239794_member_118799032

    To receive your free Six Sigma White Belt Certification and PDUs:
    Step 1: Watch the video: "Understanding Six Sigma"
    Step 2: Read the article: "What is Six Sigma?" (approximately 3 pages -PDF)
    Step 3: Read the article: "Six Sigma History" (approximately 3 pages -PDF)
    Step 4: Read the article: "Roles and Responsibilities" (approximately 6 pages -PDF)
    Step 5: Read the article: "DMAIC/DMADV" (approximately 3 pages -PDF)
    Step 6: Take the Six Sigma Certification "White Belt Exam" (18 questions, minimum 16 correct required to pass - Flash)
    Step 7: Claim PDUs Under Catagary "B" Continuing Education.

 Thank You Admin. Very useful material. I was working on something similar but i think your list is quite comprehensive. I will go thru the list and start earning some PDUs for free !



Brahima, PMP.

Really Useful Stuff!


Admin Sir,

I have completed the 24th step and a 6 Sigma White Belt Certified now. 


Pls tell me how much PDU I can earn by this.






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Contact them directly for REP code. 1 PDU per hour is the rule .

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Hey Admin,

How many pdus can be claimed for the six sigma white belt certification #24?

How to claim the same?




Thank you Admin,

very useful information.



 Thanks a lot Admin! Very useful and detailed information!!

Does ITIL Foundation certifiae is enough to claim PDUs or any other document required from Training institute mentioning the # of PDU gained there to claim PDUs under continuing Education program? How may PDU I get for ITIL Foundation certificate? 

Useful stuff! Thanks a ton admin!

~ Diba

Great stuff!  Thank you for sharing!

 Great detail. I was. Suppose to post my query here on getting free PDUs and fortunately, you gave the information with great detail. 



 Great detail. I was. Suppose to post my query here on getting free PDUs and fortunately, you gave the information with great detail. 



Thanks Admin!! Very, very helpful.... Exactly what I was looking for.

Now, that I have succeeded in my PMP exam, It has not been a week yet since I passed the PMP exam, but I wanted to get a start on how I can get my PDUs to keep my status Active!!

Veena, PMP

Thank you Admin for the great source of information.


For #1, should we use Category A?

I just got my first two PDUs for my recertification. 

Hi Admin


I've Completed Six Sigma White belt but I'm not sure How much PDU can I claim? I've spent 8hrs for this whole course.


Could you please enlighten me?





Thanks for useful information,. i have completed step 24, Six Sigma White Belt certification. I just want to know how many PDU we can claim from this in Category B. I have spent 3 hours to complete this. PLease confirm,

 Numbers of hours spent = number of claimed PDU


~ Diba


<p>Thanks a lot for the information provided. It is really helpful. Has anyone downloaded the PM Podcaston their laptop or android phone for earning 30PDUs. please guide me. I am not getting free subscription option on their site.</p>

Thanks Admin...that was a great insight into PMI PDUs :)

I would however like to add that there is an R.E.P. Knowledgewoods which is offering online courses to earn PDUs. There are a lot of courses based on Microsoft Project and the number of PDUs being offered vary for each.

I am providing here a link to the concerned webpage:


You can include this too in your list.

Warm Regards


I recently took a PMstudy online course in which  I came across few links from their partner scrumstudy where some PDUs are available for free. 

Register and complete this course for 10 FREE PMI PDUs - http://www.scrumstudy.com/introduction-to-scrum-course.asp

Hi @Admin,

In option 10. https://www.offpeaktraining.com/free-pdu/

It's very easy, just click on the link, is it legal?



Is there any rule that in each of the category A to F one should collect PDUs? How much maximum PDUs one can collect in each category from A to F?

Hi admin,

Thanks for sharing the list. I have recently earned my PMP credential.

These resources should help me keep myself up-to-date with project management knowledge.

These are good resources, although I would like to add that

1. If after passing your PMP you still have sufficient time left with your membership with PMI.org you have thousands of on demand free webinars to listen to mostly one PDU each. I passed my PMP on April25, 2015 and my membership expires on May 31st and i have acquired 25 PDUs already.

2. I have seen lots of people mentioning they took practice test from PMStudy. If you take the same trial course after you pass your PMP you get 10 instant PDUs(VMedu,Inc)

3. They have another course called Scrum Study Fundamentals which doesnt take too long to complete and you get 10 more PDUs for that.

Thought I'd share as I have already done these.

Happy PDU collecting!

Has anyone tried this: 


I am not sure where I am doing wrong. Tried taking the test 3 times, and everytime I am getting 15 questions write. Not sure if that's a glitch in the system. Can anyone please help? Thanks.

It worked fine for me, I also replied to your question in another thread you had created.




PMSmash, can we discuss this via email? I am not sure we can exhange PMs here. I'd appreciate your help, thanks.

If you click on my name here, the third tab says, "Contact". Please feel free to send in your query and I will try and respond to the best of my knowledge.



When I click on your name, I only see View and Track. I do not see Contact. Am I missing something here? Thanks for your help with this!

I think you might need to change your settings to enable contact through the forum.

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I am new to this forum and am aspiring to get PMP certified through PMI.

I have already registered on the site and have started my application process.

I have a MS degree in Engineering and a 9 years experince of ehich 7 years were in project management in the auto mobile domain.

I was surprised to know that I need to spend more to get the 35 hours of training and when I looked through some sample videos I found out that I already know them.

I am delighted to find out that you have free sresources which helps to accumulate the 35 hrs of training, but could you please advise how, after going through there resources, I can claim the PDUs and whether they are accepted by PMI?

Thanks for your help




How Many PDU

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Hi every i'm a regular reader of pmzilla its a nice nice site and very much useful for Project mangement Students and i'm getting pmi-sp training in hyderabad


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