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How to report Read PDUs

  • PMP®
  • PMI-ACP®
  • PMI-PBA®
Created on :
February 19, 2016
Seema Sonkiya
Updated on :
October 6, 2022

In this blog, I am providing steps to report ‘Read’ PDUs. Before commencing the steps, let’s first understand what are ‘Read’ PDUs:


Read PDUs comes under ‘Education’ category. You can earn Read PDUs by reading (but not limited to) informational, non-fiction books, articles, white papers, or blogs.

These PDUs are recorded in either one of the following categories of Talent Triangle:

  • Leadership
  • Strategic
  • Technical

It is very easy to map these PDUs against above categories. Here, I am providing guidelines to learn to categorize each Read PDU:

1. If you are reading topics helps in achieving the team goal. You can report them against leadership category. For more details, you can refer my blog on “Earning Leadership PDUs”.

2. If you are reading core certificate topics, categorized them in ‘Technical’ PDUs. You can refer my blog on “Earning Technical PDUs” to learn more details about it.

3. If your reading is related to areas which can improve ways to meet strategic project goals, categorize them in ‘Strategic’ PDUs. For more details, kindly visit “Earning Strategic PDUs”

The most important thing to note here that you can earn all of your PDUs using ‘Read’ category :). If you like reading this could be your preferred way to maintain your certificate.

Now come to the step to report Read PDUs:

Step 1:

Login at using your user id and password.

Step 2:

Go to your dashboard and then select Report PDUs as shown below:


Step 3:

Now ‘Report PDUs’ screen will appear. Here you need to select “Read” under Education category as shown below:


Step 4:

Fill details of Author Name, Book Title, Date Started and Date Completed. Description of book and URL of Book are optional details.


In the same screen, you also need to fill the number of PDUs for the relevant category of Talent Triangle. You are required to divide the PDUs among Technical, Leadership, and Strategic PDUs. And the division will depend on the content of your book.

You can count 1 PDU for each hour of reading. You may find that book content belongs to all three categories, or it may fit only one/ two categories.


Step 5:

Click on “I agree this claim is accurate” and Submit your PDUs claim.

Step 6:

It’s done

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