Maintaining Your Certification

To maintain your PMP® credentials, you will need to follow PMI®'s Continuing Certification Requirements Program. This means you must continue to demonstrate advancement in the project management field post-certification, by acquiring 60 PDUs every three years.

In December 2015, PMI updated the requirements for earning PDUs. Along with technical skills, PMP holders must now continually sharpen their business and leadership skills. The aim is to create better-rounded project managers. By doing so, maintaining your PMP certificate will make you better prepared for a more complex and competitive global marketplace.

There are now three Education categories that PDUs fall into. As long as 8 PDUs are attained from each of these, you can make up the remaining ones in any category. The optional Giving Back method offers up to 25 PDUs to help you reach the 60 PDU target.

PDUs can be attained by the following methods:

  • Education (a minimum 35 PDUs):
    • Technical Project Management
      (at least 8 PDUs)
    • Leadership
      (at least 8 PDUs)
    • Strategic and Business Management
      (at least 8 PDUs)
  • Giving Back (a maximum of 25 PDUs):
    • Volunteering
    • Creating Knowledge
    • Working as a Professional
      (no more than 8 PDUs)
PMI Talent Triangle

ILX Group is a PMI-approved Registered Education Provider (provider number 3490). This means we are able to support your PMP certification by issuing PDUs through a selection of best practice training courses available via our sister site, ILXGroup.com


Once you've achieved your PMP certification, you'll want to maintain your credential. You can do this by collecting PDUs through many of our training courses on ILXGroup.com. To claim PDUs after completion of an ILX Group course, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your account on www.pmi.org
  2. Visit https://ccrs.pmi.org/certificants/ClaimPDU.aspx
  3. Click Report Professional Development Units (PDUs).
  4. Select PDU "Category A" from the drop-down lists, then click Next.
  5. Use the sorting options to locate the activity you are claiming in the search results..
  6. Click the Activity # to continue.
  7. Enter the following information, before clicking Search to continue.
    1. Provider Number: 3490
    2. Provider Name: ILX Group
  8. Use the calendar icons to select the activity Start date and End date, and answer the questions to indicate your evaluation of the course, then click Next to continue.
  9. Type in the number of PDUs earned for your credential requirements. (You can find this information on the relevant course information page on our website - just look for your course subject on the homepage and click the relevant course. The number of PDUs will be displayed at the top.) If you hold more than one credential, all of your credentials will display. You may distribute the PDUs across each credential. Click Next to continue.
  10. Review the confirmation agreement and click the checkbox to indicate your acceptance of the terms. Click Submit to finish your claim.
  11. Submission results display listing all credentials for which you have claimed PDUs. Your PDU claim submission is now complete.