Yes! You can get PDUs for writing a blog here

Many of us bloggers, wanted PMI to recognize authoring Project Management articles in blogs (like this one) through PDUs. In fact we would settle only if they mention the very term ‘BLOG’ in their CCR (Continuing certification requirements) documentation. Finally it has happened. PMI is revising their PDU categories. They had 18 PDU categories which has been reduced to just 6 categories. 3 categories in ‘Education’ and 3 in ‘Giving back to the profession’. You can see details here Revised PMI PDU categories The place where they have mentioned ‘BLOG’ is category D.


Creating New Project Management Knowledge

Earn PDUs for creating new knowledge for the topic related to your credential area of expertise (project management, project risk management, project scheduling, or program management). Qualifying activities include:

• Authoring (co-authoring) a project management textbook
• Authoring (co-authoring) a peer-reviewed article
• Authoring (co-authoring) a non-peer-reviewed article
• Authoring (co-authoring) an article for PMI’s Knowledge Shelf
• Authoring an article for relevant electronic newsletters
• Authoring of article on an official organization, professional, or company blog
• Presenting in a webinar
• Presenting in a podcast
• Creating a course or developing course content for project management related courses
• Serving as a speaker
• Serving as a moderator of a relevant discussion

• Serving as a subject matter expert for a panel discussion

The PDUs claimed in this category count against the maximum of 45 PDUs (or, 20 PDUs for PMI-RMP and PMI-SP) allowed for “Giving Back to the Profession” categories (Categories D, E, and F).

PDU Rules

1 PDU is awarded per 1 hour of activity in this category.

Documentation required upon PMI audit/request:

Copies of publications, sample educational materials or course agendas.

So write a  well researched article on project management (I will provide editing service for free) in MS Academy Blog and claim PDUs for PMP (1 PDU per hour spent in researching and writing the article). Just give the link to the article and you can preempt the audit itself.



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Ganapathy Subramanian, Founder and CEO of MS Academy has a B.E degree from CEG Anna University. After 20 years in IT industry, he left a senior management position to pursue and lead his dream project - Management Scholars Academy. In his successful IT career, Ganapathy has been VP-HR at Polaris FT Ltd and Director-Projects at CSC India Pvt Ltd. He has designed, developed, and deployed many innovative leadership training programs, PM competency diagnostics frameworks, and performance management systems for project managers. These programs helped the corporates build PM competency and excel in project management practices. Ganapathy has traveled extensively in the US, UK, Japan and Singapore as a consultant for AT&T, Lucent, Citibank, CSC, Unilever and Visa. Ganapathy has been a mentor to many project managers in CSC, Polaris and now to hundreds of PMs through MS Academy. He has coached many PMs to appear and get the PMP certification. The reason MS Academy's PMP training program has become so popular so quickly is that the trainers give personal time and attention during and after the boot camp and guide the PMP aspirants step by step towards their goal. Please visit or contact for further details.


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December 17th, 2010

I’m a blogger and would like to know more about this blogging for PDU offer. Please go through my blog posts and let me know further details.

Ganapathy Subramanian
December 17th, 2010

Hi Arun,

I visited your blogs and found it interesting. BTW, it is not that I can offer PDUs to you for writing blogs. PDUs are something you claim for completing a professional development activity yourself. So if you write an article in PM, you can go to PMI CCRS site , give details about the activity (in this case the article details, under category C) and claim the PDUs. Since I keep a blog (Management Scholars Academy blog) which is dedicated to project management, I invite bloggers to write on PM here. I can also make sure it is of high quality for the 250 managers subscribed to the blog. So go ahead and send your article on PM.


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