How can I earn PDUs for PMP and other PMI Certifications with CPMAI?

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The Cognitive Project Management for AI (CPMAI) Training and Certification offers many benefits. One of the benefits are continuing education credits that are required to maintain other non-CPMAI certifications. One of the most popular general project management certifications is the Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) and related certifications. In order to maintain your PMI certifications, PMI offers a way for you to continue to grow, learn and develop your project management skills though earning Personal Development Units (PDU) and are required in order to maintain your PMI certifications. As such, in this article you can learn how to earn PDUs for PMP and other PMI Certifications with CPMAI training and certification

What is the CPMAI Certification?

The Cognitive Project Management for AI (CPMAI) methodology and certification is a vendor-neutral, data-centric, AI-specific, iterative methodology for running and managing AI, ML, and cognitive technology projects. The CPMAI methodology for AI project management is built upon the well-established, data centric CRISP-DM, incorporates best-practices iterative approaches for short sprints and serves as a guide for your AI and machine learning projects. The CPMAI certification provides the skills, techniques and knowledge required for project success. Currently there are no options for a PMP AI Certification or PMP data certification making CPMAI the fastest growing, most valuable AI project management training and certification and has already been incorporated by thousands of organizations in both the public and private sector. CPMAI does not require any prerequisites, provides a template and workbook for future projects and is provided in a variety of ways including an online self paced course to afford you flexibility around your schedule and needs. 

How to Earn PDUs for PMP and PMI Certifications

As with many project management courses and professional certifications, PMI requires you to renew your PMP and other project management certifications in 3 year cycles. In order to maintain your certification, you must submit PMP PDU renewals through PMI’s Continuing Certification Renewal System (CCRS) and have them review and approve each PDU claim. PDUs fall into two categories: Education and Giving Back to the Profession. The PMI Talent Triangle™ offers a way to continue your education and development as a project manager by requiring PDUs from each Talent Triangle category: Ways of Working, Power Skills, and Business Acumen. 

PMI allows you to use additional certifications and training such as the CPMAI, SAFe AI Certification, SAFE data certification, Lean Six Sigma and other professional certifications as a way to fulfill your PDU requirements. This is a fantastic way to make your PDUs work for you and feel less like a burden. The Cognitive Project Management for AI (CPMAI), CPMAI Plus (CPMAI+), and CPMAI Plus Ethics (CPMAI+E) certifications fall under PMI’s education category and certified trainees may be able to apply PDUs towards their PMP PDU renewal for each of the 3 categories.

How to Report PMI PDUs for CPMAI

It’s up to you to complete, submit and claim the required number of PDUs in order to renew and maintain your certification. Below, we’ll walk through the PMI requirements, how you can earn your required PDUs with the Cognitive Project Management for AI (CPMAI) certification, a step by step guide to make sure you can claim your PDUs and a breakdown of the PDUs you can earn based on your CPMAI certification type.

Submitting and claiming your PDUs to PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements System (CCRS) is mandatory in order to maintain your PMI certification. Below we’ve outlined 7 easy steps to claim your PDUs with CPMAI. Please note, you must have a certification with PMI in order to claim PDUs. Also, you must use the desktop website to claim your CPMAI PDUs as the mobile CCRS site does not allow free text information to be entered.

  1. Log into your account on PMI.org
    1. Once you have logged into PMI click on “Report PDUs”.
  2. Choose “Course or Training”
    1. On the next landing page, under Education, choose “Course or Training”.
  3. Enter Education Provider Name
    1. Type “Cognilytica” into the education provider field. Do not select a provider from the list.
  4. Enter Course/Certification Name
    1. Type the full name of your course/certification (CPMAI, CPMAI+, CPMAI+E) into the field. Do not select any activity from the list.
  5. Fill in remaining form fields
    1. Fill in the remaining fields in the form such as activity start and end date. Be sure to fill in all of the fields.
  6. Enter PDUs that align with the Talent Triangle (See below charts)
    1. Under the PDUs Claimed section, you should see the option to enter the number of credits. Manually enter Talent Triangle PDU values from the charts below from your certification type. These values will be shared across all of your certifications (if you have multiple).
  7. Agree & Submit
    1. Next, click on ‘I agree this claim is accurate’ and click submit. You will receive a transaction notification with your claim ID(s). Once your PDU claim has been approved they will appear on your dashboard.

How to Earn PDUs for PMP and Other PMI Certifications: PMI Talent Triangle PDU Values Charts by Certification Type

The below charts show you how you can earn PDUs for PMP and other PMI Certification with CPMAI.

CPMAI

PMI CertificationWays of WorkingPower SkillsBusiness AcumenTotal
PMP19.57.5330
PgMP19.57.5330
PMP_ACP19.57.5330
PfMP07.5310.5
PMI_RMP07.5310.5
PMI_SP07.5310.5
PMI_PBA07.5310.5

CPMAI Plus (+)

PMI CertificationWays of WorkingPower SkillsBusiness AcumenTotal
PMP20.512.5639
PgMP20.512.5639
PfMP20.512.5639
PMI_RMP012.5618.5
PMI_SP012.5618.5
PMI_ACP012.5618.5
PMI_PBA012.5618.5

CPMAI+E (Ethics) Bundle (with CPMAI v6.0)

PMI CertificationWays of WorkingPower SkillsBusiness AcumenTotal
PMP20.512.5639
PgMP20.512.5639
PfMP20.512.5639
PMI_RMP012.5618.5
PMI_SP012.5618.5
PMI_ACP012.5618.5
PMI_PBA012.5618.5

Get CPMAI Certified and Accomplish PDU Requirements

As you can see, CPMAI offers significant benefits besides the AI and machine learning training, methodology and best practices for AI project management, growth in your AI and data career and more that’s already part of the benefits of CPMAI. With over 30 PDU credits eligible with CPMAI, CPMAI Plus, and CPMAI Plus Ethics certification is well worth the investment when you consider that PMI requires 60 PDUs for the PMP renewal. This is how you can earn PDUs for PMP and other PMI Certification with CPMAI.

Still wondering if the CPMAI certification is worth it? Earning your CPMAI certification will help you enhance your career, increase your salary and will make you more competitive in your profession. Thousands of organizations are looking for AI project managers to lead AI projects and make them more competitive. With CPMAI you can hone your AI project management skills, earn the PDUs required for your PMI certification and earn your CPMAI Certification all in one short course! 

Learn more about CPMAI and join this rapidly growing community of AI and data project management professionals. You can sign up for CPMAI certification on our site and get started today!

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