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Does Six Sigma Training Count as PDUs? 4 years 2 months ago #4094

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I got PMP certified in 2011 and been earning PDUs from participating in training sessions but I also took a LSSBB training (classroom and online) which amounts to about 40 hours, can I include this as part of my CCR PDUs?

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Your training for Lean Six Sigma Black Belt should qualify for PDUs. It may not qualify 100% but some parts of it will. There are two ways to identify how many PDUs you will earn.

Option 1: Ask your training provider
Most training providers teaching LSSBB classes will be aware of PMI and it's credentials. So they should be able to answer the question "How many PDUs does your LSSBB training earn me for my PMP recertification?". So my primary recommendation would be to simply contact your training provider and ask them. Also ask them for a certificate.

Option 2: Calculate it yourself
You can earn PDUs from pretty much "any" project management related training. The general rule is as follows: "1 hour of instruction related to project management, project risk, project scheduling, or program management equals 1 PDU". So if your training provider cannot tell you how many PDUs you earn, then you need to calculate this yourself. Simply review the course curriculum and add up all the hours of PM related training you received. My personal rule of thumb is this: If the training is closely related to the PMBOK Guide or if it helps me directly to manage my projects, then the training qualifies for PDUs.

Does Six Sigma Training Count as PDUs? 2 months 1 week ago #13604

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To add to this question, how do you record PDU's for green belt training done by practitioners not on PMI registered list?

I have PMP and would like to record the PDU's earned.

Does Six Sigma Training Count as PDUs? 2 months 1 week ago #13611

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Option 2: Calculate it yourself
You can earn PDUs from pretty much "any" project management related training. The general rule is as follows: "1 hour of instruction related to project management, project risk, project scheduling, or program management equals 1 PDU". So if your training provider cannot tell you how many PDUs you earn, then you need to calculate this yourself. Simply review the course curriculum and add up all the hours of PM related training you received. My personal rule of thumb is this: If the training is closely related to the PMBOK Guide or if it helps me directly to manage my projects, then the training qualifies for PDUs.
I just did it for my Lean BB, was quick and easy.
John F. Wolverton, PMP®

Does Six Sigma Training Count as PDUs? 2 months 6 days ago #13667

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Hi John,

Thanks for the response. how did you list the PDU's after quantifying them if the service provider was not a PMI accredited service provider or the service provider or the course does not come up in the drop down list, that is what I am struggling with as their isn't a "other" option. Can you please assist as to how you logged yours, was yours from PMI accredited service provider?

Regards,

Safwaan Kamaledien

[email protected] 1 month 2 weeks ago #13882

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Safwaan - have you received an answer to this? I'm struggling with the same situation; completed both yellow and green formal training but the provider is not listed as a PMI accredited provider.

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Safwaan - have you received an answer to this? I have the same question.

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Yes it counts, just go to your dashboard and fill in the details. You can see they gave me part credit based on the course description.
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