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Audit Requirements - Attained Education 1 year 1 month ago #8520

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Does anyone know whether a printed unofficial transcript would suffice for the attained education requirement for the PMP application audit process? Official transcripts require me to notify my university and pay a fee, so I would much rather use an unofficial transcript, but I (obviously) also want to ensure I pass the audit process.

Audit Requirements - Attained Education 1 year 1 month ago #8522

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Michael,

I would only pay for an official transcript if you need it (i.e. if you get audited). If you have a copy of your diploma then that may suffice for proof. I am sure that PMI will let you know what is needed should they audit your application.

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Audit Requirements - Attained Education 1 year 1 month ago #8523

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Mark,

I actually am getting audited. I am wondering about the unofficial transcript because my diploma is currently framed, and I would prefer to not have to take it out of the frame. Per the audit guidelines, I think the following excerpts are germane but do not lend enough specificity for me to determine if an unofficial transcript will be sufficient:

{from Audit PM Experience Records section}
Audit Requirements:
To meet this requirement for the audit, a copy of your degree or transcript from the educational institution where your Bachelors, Masters, or PhD (or global equivalent university degree) was earned is required.

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{from Audit FAQs section}
Will PMI accept a school transcript to meet the degree requirement?
Yes.

If a certificate is in a professional frame, does it need to be taken out?
The degree does not need to be taken out of the professional frame. If it is too large to photocopy, please submit a transcript.


I think to be safe, I'm just going to take the diploma out of the frame and photocopy it because there does not seem to be a clear-cut answer based on PMI guidelines alone.

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Mike

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Michael,

Sorry to hear that your application is getting audited. That wasn't clear to me in your early post. I think your plan is a good one. Good luck.

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Audit Requirements - Attained Education 1 year 1 month ago #8556

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For future reference, I called PMI, and they confirmed that an unofficial transcript or a photo of the degree are both sufficient to serve as evidence of attained education.

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Mike
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Mike,

Thanks for following up and posting this. Really appreciate it.

Cheers,

Mark
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