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PDU audit process clarification needed 5 months 1 week ago #7641

  • John C.
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Hi all,

I have a quick question about the audit process upon submitting PDUs that show as being approved within the system. After recently revisiting the CCR Handbook I noticed the below information regarding this:

"A percentage of certification holders will be randomly selected for PMI’s audit process. If you are selected for an audit, you will be asked to submit supporting material to verify any PDUs submitted. Therefore, it is important to keep documentation for all PDU claims for at least 18 months after the CCR cycle has ended."

Does this imply that even though all PDUs might be approved at the time, that at the end of a full cycle one might STILL be audited? I was under the impression that any possible audits only occurred immediately following someone claiming PDUs during a cycle. I even chatted with a customer rep from PMI last Fall who confirmed that.

Any clarification regarding this would be much appreciated.

Thanks so much.

Regards,

John

PDU audit process clarification needed 5 months 1 week ago #7642

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From what I've heard from my PMI Chapter leaders, It's recommended that we keep all documentation regarding manual PDU's since there is a small possibility that PMI may audit us years after manual PDU submission.

PDU audit process clarification needed 5 months 1 week ago #7643

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Thank for the feedback. However when you say "manual" PDU submission, is there an alternative way of submitting PDFs that I'm not aware of? Just curious.

PDU audit process clarification needed 5 months 1 week ago #7644

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I'd take it for what it says and save your records.
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PDU audit process clarification needed 5 months 1 week ago #7647

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Well it seems PMI.org customer care just replied to my email sent to them as well today:

"Once your PDUs have been approved, they will not be audited again. PDUs are only audited as they are submitted."

Guess I should trust it when it comes directly from the source. Will save any necessary files nevertheless. I guess you never know. However it wouldn't make sense to be randomly audited after 3 years of working hard to maintain a certification. Seems ridiculous that one would be audited at that point to be honest but time will tell.
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