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Why Do PDUs Matter to You?

Did you know you can earn Professional Development Units by attending ACA International training? Learn how to develop your career in the credit and collection industry.

It’s now even easier to achieve ACA’s Scholar and Fellow Designations - with more opportunities to earn PDUs. PDUs will now be awarded for completion of ACA’s Web courses, ACA Teleseminars and computer-based training CD-ROMs.

Scholar Designations are awarded to individuals who earn 18 PDUs in a consecutive six-year period and Fellow Designations are awarded to individuals who earn 18 additional PDUs in a second, consecutive six-year period, after achieving a Scholar (for a total of 36 PDUs).

Check your Scholar and Fellow Designation progress on My ACA. Visit the Industry Services Transcripts link to find out how many PDUs you need to earn your designations.

Event TypePDUs
Online seminars0.5 per hour
Teleseminars*0.5 per hour
Face-to-face seminars0.5 per hour
Conferences**2.0 per day
FDCPA Essentials for Collectors
CD-ROM and Web course***
0.75 PDUs
Essential Collection Skills and Techniques
CD-ROM and Web course***
0.75 PDUs

*To redeem credit for ACA Teleseminars, e-mail the Teleseminar PDU Credit Form to industryservices@acainternational.org or fax the form to (952) 922-6402.

**You will earn 2.0 PDUs for each full day of a conference you attend and 1.0 PDU for each half day. Conferences include Leadership Symposium, Committee of 100, Spring Forum & Expo, ACA’s Annual Convention & Expo, Unit Leadership Conference and Fall Forum & Expo. 

***PDUs for ACA CD-ROMs and Web courses are based on the average time it takes to complete the course. The time it takes to complete varies by topic.

Learn more about how to achieve your Scholar and Fellow.

Start enhancing your career today!


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