This article describes the steps for claiming PDUs from The PDU Podcast™. After claiming the PDU certification, you can request for credit for the PDUs on the PMI® CCRS website.
Claiming PDUs on the CCRS website
Claiming professional development units (PDUs) is a two-step process: First, print your PDU Certificate from The PDU Podcast™, and second, you claim your PDUs on the PMI® Continuing Certification Requirements System (CCRS) website.
Step 1: Print your PDU Certificate from The PDU Podcast™.
Follow the instructions described in How do I print my PDU certificate from The PDU Podcast?
Step 2: Claim your PDUs on the CCRS website.
The video shows how to report and claim your PDUs through the PMI CCRS website at http://pdu.pmi.org/ccr/.
Hello! In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to claim your PDU Podcast™ PDUs on the Project Management Institute (PMI)Ⓡ CCR website using a claim code. Now, the first thing that you want to do is you want to go to our website here www.pducast.com and you want to open up the Product Details page.
On this page if you scroll down a bit, you will find a table that shows you all the PDU values for our webinars in Year One, Two, and Three, and down here is a button. Open the table as a spreadsheet. So open this up as a spreadsheet, and now you can see all the detailed information for each of our PDU Podcast™ webinars. Okay. Let me make this a little bit bigger so that we can see this better. Here we go. Okay.
PMI CCRS (In development) [01:00]
For the claiming on the PMI website, the two most important columns are these over here., okay? The PMI CCRS in development. Oh, I just finished this before I started recording this video. I'm going to have to remove “in development” there. Here is the identifier of the webinar in the CCRS. And this one right here, that is the claim code that allows you, well, I don't want to say with one click, but it allows you to claim your PDUs a lot faster on the website. Okay!
PMI CCR Website [1:36]
So next, obviously, now that you have this, you want to go to the CCRS website, ccrs.pmi.org. I am already logged in. And here you are going to say, “I want to report PDUs” here. Now PMI has a tendency to change its website relatively frequently. So if this menu changes, just look for “Where do I report PDUs?” Where is this link here that Cornelius has shown me? It moves around all the time, but it doesn't matter where it is as long as you get to the Report PDUs page.
Report PDUs [02:17]
And the first entry here is the PDU Claim Code. And I have a claim code. Now you do have a claim code, but the claim codes are all here in this column. Obviously, you know, you could now just take all of these and submit them even if you haven't watched any of these webinars. I would assume that you are PMP certified and follow the code of ethics and professional conduct, and won't do that.
Claiming PDUs [2:44]
Alright! So what I'm going to do is I am going to now pretend to claim this one here from Thomas Cutting “High Performing PDUs.” What I'm going to do is I'm going to just copy this. I'm going to press control C on my keyboard. I've got a copy of this. I'm going to go back to the CCR website. I'm going to say, I have a claim code, and now I can control V, paste that claim code into here. Press the “Apply” button. And now, the system will automatically find the appropriate webinar and show me the information here on the screen. The provider is filled in, “OSP international.” That's our company. High-performance PDU. High Performing PDUs. The course, there's a description right here.
Dates and Rating [3:28]
What you have to fill in is the information a little further down here. You have to say, when did you start this webinar. So for example, if you did this yesterday, you know: ‘I watched it yesterday, and I also finished it yesterday.’ There we go. Okay. And then PMI also requires you to leave a rating and ‘Hey, I want you to give us your honest opinion, if you really thought, well, that was a bad webinar. Give us one star. But if you thought, Oh, this was excellent.’ Give us a five star. Doesn't matter. The rating does not have any implications on the PDUs that you are claiming. That's just for us to learn whether or not you liked the webinar or not. You don't have to fill in the URL as you can see, it's optional.
Submitting PDUs [4:14]
And now, here is the good news. PMI already knows how many PDUs you can claim. It knows it's 0.75 Technical, 0.50 Leadership, and 0.25 Strategic; a total of 1.5 PDUs. And when you go back to the table that we've looked at here, the spreadsheet you can see that's exactly the same information as we have here.
Alright! next, you have to click this button here. “I agree that this claim is accurate.” And then, you would click on the Submit button. I'm not going to do that because, obviously, I cannot claim PDUs for my own webinar. Alright! That's how easy it is to claim your PDU using the claim code.
But you may already have noticed this. Wait a second. There are two that do not have a claim code. It says “Manual submission only.” Yes. These two are a bonus item provided to us by Dr. Margaret Meloni. You may already have met her when you watched this webinar up here. This one has a claim code. She did that for us with us. So this is our webinar. These are our PDUs. So we were able to input that into the PMI system. But Dr. Meloni is not part of the PMI system. So she cannot put her webinars, her bonus items herein for you, which means you need to submit these manually. So if you want to submit these two manually, let's go back to the website, and let's go to the list of webinars right here.
PDU Podcast™ Webinars [05:57]
Okay. After a while, it will load. And now, let's scroll down to 13. There we go. You can see Dr. Meloni's photograph, and we have here 13.2 “Do More With Less” and “What's your communication style?” the two bonus items. We need this information to fill everything in.
Claiming PDUs Manually [06:17]
Okay! Now let's go back to the dashboard, right? Because this is where you would start out to claim the PDUs for Dr. Meloni’s bonus items. We’re going back to PDU. We're going back to Report PDUs. But now we don't have a claim code. Instead, we want to claim Online or Digital Media. This is a pre-recorded webinar, a podcast, or a digital recording. This is exactly what Dr. Meloni's bonus item falls under.
Digital Media/Webinar [06:48]
So let's open this up Online or Digital Media, and now you have to fill in everything yourself. And that's why we have this opened. Oops did not mean to do that. That's why we have this opened here. So we need to grab this one first, Dr. Margaret Meloni, PMP, and we need to paste this into the Provider ID. Now, remember what I said, Dr. Meloni is not part of the CCRS, so she cannot add this for her. So when you paste her name into here, all kinds of doctors will show up, but that's okay. She's not here. That's perfectly alright. You can claim the webinars of people who are not part of the CCRS system. PMI will accept them, but it will still try to show you, ‘Hey, are you, did you mistype this here is somebody that we know?’ That's perfectly okay. Dr. Meloni is not in here. Next. We have the title. And now it just becomes a copy-paste situation, right? You go here. You copy this, Do More With Less, then you would copy the text right here. You paste that into the text box here.
Filling the Form [08:09]
Once again, you say, this is, ‘I did this yesterday.’ There we go. ‘I completed this yesterday.’ Now because this particular bonus item is not in here, you are going to have to fill in the information yourself. We’re going back to the spreadsheet, what do we get? We're getting 0.75 in the Technical category here for both of these. So that means I can just up this by two 0.75. There we go. Now I click the, I agree, and I would submit it, and PMI will accept this. So far, we've had about a thousand people claiming this, and there has never been a problem at all with earning the PDUs from Dr. Meloni's bonus item.
Alright! Yes, and that’s it! That's how easy it is for you to claim the PDUs for the PDU Podcast™ either with a claim code or manually for the two bonus items for Dr. Meloni. Thank you very much. And until next time.