When can a Project Management Institute (PMI)® Audit happen?
We received the following question from one of our Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam students:
Dear PrepCast Support team:
I have received an email from Project Management Institute (PMI)® where they are asking me to deposit the PMI® credential examination fee. I have one question here, after depositing the fee is there any chance to face the audit or my application already through from that checks?
My answer was as follows:
Your PMP® Application (and later on your PMP Status) can be audited by PMI at any time. So if PMI wishes then they can audit you 1 day after you pay, 1 month after pass your exam, 1 year after you pass your exam or never...
So the answer is: "It depends". As a PMP Aspirant and also once you receive your PMP credential you can "always" be audited. However, chances of being audited are relatively low once you pass the exam.
My tip: Follow the code of ethics, be truthful and you have nothing to fear at all. An audit is "just" a nuisance and should not be feared.