All activities for which PDU credits are claimed must be relevant to the practice of systems engineering and may include technical, ethical, or managerial content. These activities should advance the professional or technical competence of the professional. PDUs are earned for activities that exceed normal on-the-job experience.
Qualifying activities may be sponsored or presented by college or universities, by employers, by government agencies, by nationally affiliated engineering or professional societies (such as INCOSE), or by other organizations.
INCOSE's Professional Development PortalINCOSE's Professional Development Portal gathers links to educational training, webinars, and documents useful for learning more about systems engineering. It also produces a report of completed activities, which can be used to verify participation in those activities.
INCOSE does not pre-approve courses for PDU credit. It is each individual's responsibility to assure that the activities in which you participate meet the requirements.
A PDU credit is roughly equivalent to one clock hour of instruction or volunteering and should be rounded to the nearest half hour.