Getting Through A PMP Audit -


Getting Through A PMP Audit

By Anna Clark

When a person gets up in the morning, the first thing they do is shut off their alarm. The alarm is there to make sure that they actually get up. Now, most people have to get up in the morning because they all have to get to work to earn a salary. Some people who work do not have that much responsibility. Higher ups may stress how important each job is, but at the end of the day, some people are just easily replaceable cogs in a machine. But a project manager is not a replaceable cog. A project manager is the person who makes sure that things gets done, who keeps all the cogs going. But, every now and then, the governing body that gave a project manager recognition will have to step in and make sure that said professional is living up to their standards, which is when a PMP audit is initiated.

Before even getting appraisal, a person must first qualify as a Project Management Professional. In order to do that, a person needs to be educated, they must have a high school diploma or an associate degree or a full four year degree. Applicants must also have thirty five hours of project management education.

An audit is a review. It is a check to make sure that a person did not misrepresent themselves. It is one thing to lie in a job interview. It is another entirely to falsify records.

Now, for certain bodies, particularly those that certify professionals, assessments can be random. In fact, for the PMI, the audit is random. No malice or forethought to a particular individual goes into making a decision as to who get audited next.

An audit is like a fire in the sense that one should not panic. Like a fire, there are steps to follow and a limited time to follow them. So, when a person receives notice that they are under review, they should comply as quickly as possible.

In most cases, there will be no grand announcement informing an individual that a review of their credentials has begun. Most people will simply get a notification that said review has commenced. For the most part, individuals will also get a grace period of ninety days to comply with all requirements.

Failing an appraisal can be easy. All a person has to do to lose PMP certification is to not comply, to do nothing during the ninety days which they are given to comply. The other way to fail is to be dishonest, to have misrepresented educational and professional experience.

Passing is easy. Most of the materials needed to comply with an audit are either provided by PMI or already in the hands of a person. All that is needed is to submit those materials within the ninety day grace period.

People need to work. An individual needs a job in order to buy food. But the people in those jobs should be qualified for them.

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