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How to Claim PDUs for Scrum Master and Product Owner Classes

pdus Jul 09, 2024

Claiming Professional Development Units (PDUs) for attending Scrum Alliance courses is an essential process for maintaining your PMI certification. Whether you've completed a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), or any other Scrum Alliance certification through Great Fish Agility, LLC, this guide will walk you through the steps to successfully report your PDUs to PMI. Follow the detailed instructions below to ensure your professional development efforts are accurately recorded.

Step-by-Step Guide to Claim PDUs for Scrum Alliance Courses:

Step 1: Log in to PMI’s CCRS

  1. Go to the PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements System (CCRS) website: PMI CCRS.
  2. Log in using your PMI credentials.

Step 2: Navigate to the PDU Claim Page

  1. After logging in, click on "Report PDUs" in the top navigation menu.

Step 3: Select the PDU Claim Category

  1. Choose the category that best fits your Scrum training. Typically, this would fall under "Education".
  2. Click on "Course or Training" under the Education category.

Step 4: Enter Training Details

  1. Provider Name: Enter "Great Fish Agility, LLC". If the provider is registered with PMI, their name might auto-populate. However, as Great Fish Agility, LLC is not listed in the PMI database, you will need to manually enter the name.
  2. Course Title: Enter the course title. For example:
    • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
    • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
    • Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM)
    • Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner (A-CSPO)
    • Certified Scrum Professional - Product Owner (CSP-PO)
    • Certified Scrum Professional - ScrumMaster (CSP-SM)
    • Certified Agile Leadership I (CAL-1)
    • Certified Agile Leadership II (CAL-2)
    • Certified Agile Facilitator (CAF)
    • Certified Agile Scaling Practitioner (CASP 1)
  3. Description: Provide a brief description of the course content. Mention that it covered Scrum practices, roles, artifacts, and principles.
  4. Dates: Enter the start and end dates of the training.
  5. URL: If applicable, provide the URL to the training provider's website or the specific course page.

Step 5: Enter PDU Information

  1. Education - Technical: Enter the number of technical PDUs you earned. Typically, for two-day courses, you can claim 14 PDUs, for one-day courses 7 PDUs, and for three-day courses 21 PDUs.
  2. Education - Leadership: If the course content included leadership or soft skills, you can allocate some PDUs here.
  3. Education - Strategic & Business: If applicable, allocate PDUs to this category if the course covered strategic planning or business management topics.

Step 6: Confirm and Submit

  1. Review the information you entered for accuracy.
  2. Confirm that the details are correct and click "Submit".

Step 7: Retain Proof of Attendance

  1. Keep your course completion certificate and any supporting documentation provided by the training provider. PMI may request these documents for audit purposes.

Additional Tips:

  • Check PDU Allocation: Ensure the number of PDUs you are claiming aligns with the training provider’s advertised PDU values.
  • Review PMI’s PDU Categories: Familiarize yourself with the three PDU categories (Technical, Leadership, Strategic) to ensure proper allocation.
  • Record Keeping: Maintain a personal record of all PDU claims and supporting documentation for future reference or audits.

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