PDU, CEU, ECTS Credits

Some students have to fulfill certain professionalization requirements. These professionalization requirements are usually expressed in hours. For instance, in order to retain a project management certification issued by PMI (Project Management Institute), one needs to spend a certain amount of hours on further professionalization, which could for instance be, taking a relevant course. Apart from PMI, there are many other organizations/employers that require a certain amount of hours of professionalization per year.

In these cases, there is a need for a clear breakdown of the course in terms of time that is spent on it. For obvious reasons, a course that requires 40 hours to finish is given a different weight than a course that requires 40 minutes to finish.

We have responded to the need for a clear breakdown of the hours, by offering a clear breakdown of the time that is required to finish our courses. We have broken down the time and have translated this time to various professionalization metrics such as:


  • CEU: This is a universally accepted measure for time spent on professionalization. One CEU is equal to 10 hours.

  • ECTS credits: This is an academic indication of time spent on a course. One ECTS credit is 30 hours.

  • PDU: This is the metric that PMI (Project Management Institute) uses to measure hours spent on professionalization. One PDU equals one hour.


You will find the breakdown here:

Certified Lean Management and Manufacturing

Certified Lean Six Sigma White/Yellow Belt

Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Data Analysis With Minitab

Important note: Please note that you do not need to use the attached documents. It is an extra service to some of our students who may have the specific requirements to prove how many hours have been spent on certain activities.