PDUs and Contact Hours

As a PMP how many PDUs (Professional Development Units) will I earn?

Both the Mentor and/or Mentee, if they are a PMP, can each earn PDUs as follows:


* The maximum PDUs for the actual mentoring are 9. The minimum PDUs that can be earned for this program is 11 for mentoring  meetings and the mandatory training

** At least 1 PDU is defined as 1 hour of face to face or phone conversation between the mentor and mentee. *EMAIL conversation is not considered eligible for PDUs.

*** Other PMI sessions or other training activities will not be eligible for mentoring PDUs.

**** The closure program is a face to face meeting to celebrate learnings and redefine the mentoring relationship.

I am working on obtaining my PMP designation, can I claim mentoring as part of the required 35 contact hours of Project Management Education towards my PMP qualifications?

No. Unfortunately, mentoring programs do not qualify for the 35 contact hour requirement.  This portion of the PMP Certification examination application is specifically focused on structured learning programs addressing specific PM knowledge areas exemplified by a classroom setting. A classroom setting specifically focuses this portion of the PMP Certification examination application on structured learning programs addressing specific PM knowledge areas exemplified.

How will the Mentoring PDUs be tracked and awarded?

At the mentoring training session, tracking forms will be distributed and their usage explained. Each mentor /mentee will submit their tracking forms to the mentoring coordinator for verification. PDUs will be awarded at the END of the program. Note that mentor or mentee must still submit their PDU’s to PMI as per normal PMI procedures to claim your PDUs.

How do I get my PDU’s?

Upon completion of the mentoring program and receipt of your certificate from TORONTO and you submit your PDUs through the normal PMI procedures.

Can I earn more or less than 15 PDU’s for the mentoring program?

You can only earn 15 PDUs for the actual Mentoring program. If you put in more than 9 hours, you still will be able to claim 9 PDUs only.  If you put in less than 9 hours you could claim 0 (yes zero).

What time is and is not considered eligible for PDU credits?

The following activities are considered eligible for PDUs: time spent together by both Mentor and Mentee, such as face-to-face meetings & telephone conversation.

The following activities are not considered eligible for PDUs; preparation work, emails, reading, attending other training or courses and travelling.

To which category do the earned PDUs apply?

All PDUs earned during the mentoring program are category 3 (three). A detailed list of Processes, Knowledge Areas, Program Numbers, etc. will be distributed to the program participants during the training session.

If I don’t meet the criteria for 9 hours of contact time, what can I do?

No credits will be awarded from the chapter for the mentoring program. You may be able claim some of the hours as a Self-Directed Learning activity category.


What does my fee cover?

The fee covers the administrative costs associated with the program.

What is the fee for the mentoring program?

The fee is $50 + HST for mentor and for mentee. Credit card payment is preferred and facilities will be provided for online payment thru the TORONTO PMI web site.

Why is the fee the same for Mentors and Mentee?

The fee is $50 + HST for mentors and for mentees, the fee is to cover training and administration.  Feedback from previous programs indicates equal value is received from the program by mentors and mentees.

Who pays the fee?

Only those mentors and mentees that are matched and have signed the participation agreement are charged the fee.

Can I get my money back?

Your fee will not be taken until you have been accepted into the program and have received a notification and information about your partner for the program. Your money will NOT be refunded after the mentor/mentee training session has occurred.

Further Information?

Please send an email to careeracceleratorprogram@pmitoronto.ca and a Career Accelerator Team member will contact you shortly.