Want PDUs? - Here is an Opportunity You Cannot Miss!!
You can now obtain up to 45 PDUs by becoming a Chapter Volunteer, Director and Member of the Board. That represents 3/4 of the required 60 PDU PMI requires in 3 years. This is a great opportunity to become a contributing PM professional. It pays big to become involved with a great team! Please check our open positions and contact
The Information below was extracted from Project Management Professional (PMP) Handbook - Pages 39-40
You can earn PDU's by providing volunteer, non-compensated project management services to non-employer or non-client customer groups.
Examples of qualifying activities include:
1. Serve as an elected volunteer officer for a project managment organization (including PMI chapters and communities of practice). This work must be done for legally recognized non-profit, not-for-profit, or charitable groups and organizations.
2. Serve as a volunteer/appointed committee member for a project management organization (including PMI chapters and communities of practice). This work must be done for legally recognized non-profit, not-for-profit, or charitable groups and organizations.
3. Providing project management-related volunteer services to PMI or another professional project management association. This work must be done for legally recognized non-profit, not-for-profit, or charitable groups and organizations.
Examples may include:
- Volunteering at a PMI global congress,
- Serving on a PMI Members Advisory Board,
- Working on PMI standards,
- Participating in activities for PMI's Certification Department, or
- Participating in PMI research activities.
*Specific PDU amounts are awarded for these activities based on your level or participation*
4. Provide volunteer project management-related services to:
- a community or charitable group,
This work must meet the definition of a project as outlined in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide).
- a group of college students for educational purposes, or
- for being a coach or mentor on project management topics
The PDUs claimed in this category could count against the maximum of 45 PDUs allowed for PMP credential holders in the "Giving Back to the Profession" categories (Categories D,E and F).
1 PDU is awarded for 1 hour of volunteer (non-compensated) service. To claim PDU's for service as an elected officer or appointed committee member, you must serve in the role for a minimum of three months.
Documentation required upon PMI audit/request:
For volunteer services; letter or certificate from the organization served acknowledging you for leading project tasks or participating as part of a project team.
For coaching or mentoring services: evidence supporting your coaching or mentoring arrangement, including notes from and dates of discussions, or readings.
What is "volunteering" and how does it work at PMICFC?
Volunteering means that you will be working together with a group of Senior Professionals with many years of experience in the Project Management field. You will be assigned a Member of the Board who will work with you to develop a job description and review the level of committment you can dedicate to Chapter activities. You will be eligible to obtain PDU's for the hours you volunteer but most importantly you will expand your circle of influence in Central Florida. We are structured as follows:
- Volunteers: Responsible for parts or tasks of a project. 10 hours per month.
- Director: Responsible for a project or a track within a project. 10-20 hours per month.
- Vice President: Elected Board Member responsible for a given area. Responsible for Directors and Volunteers. Many hours.
PMI and Chapter Membership is required. This structure is designed to allow different levels of commitment while allowing "a team" to work together to deliver value to the overall membership base (900+ members). The experience level varies and it is dependent upon your goal. We have entry level, newly graduated resources who work as volunteers because they know that the experience gained by working with other more senior resources is invaluable. We have Senior PM's, PMO Managers and Directors who drive the Chapter from a strategic perspective while helping other resources advance professionally. What matters is your desire to learn and your ability to contribute. We also have a program designed to reward the "Volunteer of the Year". If you are in between jobs or looking to enter the job market, being associated with the PMICFC organization will show employers how serious you are about your career.
In summary, volunteering will allow you to grow professionally while helping others also grow. At the end it is a win-win. We look forward to having you share your talents and experience.
Symposium Volunteer Positions
Symposium Volunteers - Volunteers will be needed leading up to, and on the weekend of, the symposium event to help out with symposium activities identified by the volunteer lead.
Please return regularly, we will be looking for more Symposium Volunteers as the event gets closer!