PDUs, Contact Hours & Fees
PDUs and Contact Hours
Both the Mentor and/or Mentee, if they are a PMP, can each earn PDU’s as follows:
* You can earn 24 PDU’s (8 Technical / 8 Leadership / 8 Strategic) for the actual 1:1 mentoring part of the program. You are not obligated to spend four (4) hours per month, although it is considered the best way to achieve 24 PDUs. 1 PDU is defined as 1 hour of face-to-face, phone conversation or real-time communication between the mentor and mentee.
** The mid-review session will be scheduled on April X, 2023.
*** The lessons learned closure session is a face-to-face meeting to celebrate learnings and redefine the mentoring relationship – scheduled for June X, 2023.
No. Unfortunately, mentoring programs do not qualify for the 35 contact hour requirement. The contact hour portion of the PMP application is specifically focused on structured learning programs addressing specific PM knowledge areas in a classroom setting.
For new PMP’s, the PDUs will be divided into quarters and you will be eligible for a relative number of PDUs from the quarter during which the PMP status was obtained to the end of the program.
At the mentoring training session, tracking forms will be distributed and their usage explained. Quarterly, each mentor /mentee will keep their tracking forms up-to-date. Note that mentor or mentee must still submit their PDUs to PMI as per normal PMI procedures to claim the PDUs.
Upon completion of the mentoring program, you will submit your PDUs through the normal PMI procedures.
You can only earn 24 PDUs for the actual Mentoring program. If you put in more than 24 hours, you still will be able to claim only 24 PDUs.
The following activities are considered eligible for PDUs: time spent together by both Mentor and Mentee discussing project management topics, best practices, advising and coaching in face-to-face meetings, virtual meetings, online chat & telephone conversation.
The following activities are NOT considered eligible for PDUs; preparation work, e-mails and reading.
PDUs can be claimed throughout the mentoring program year.
The current calendar year. The program starts in January and ends in June.
Please contact the Mentoring Coordinator for consideration as a “hardship” case. Any PDUs awarded will be governed by PMI guidelines.
All PDUs earned during the mentoring program can be claimed under Education / Course or Training in the CCRS.
Only the completed hours can be claimed. In order to claim PDUs for remaining hours, you must complete activities with your mentor or mentee as per the mentoring program guidelines.
The fee covers training costs and administrative costs associated with the program.
The fee is $99 + HST. Credit card payment is preferred and facilities will be provided for online payment through the PMI Toronto website. Alternate means of payment (cheque, cash etc.) may be arranged with the PMI Toronto office.
The fee is to cover training, catering and administration. Feedback from previous years indicates equal value is received from the program by mentors and mentees.
Only those mentors and mentees that are matched and notified are charged the fee.
Your money will not be refunded after the mentor/mentee training session has occurred.