PMP Application Process Question

mzx380mzx380 ITIL, ACA, CCNA, Linux+, VCP-DCV, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSMNew YorkPosts: 453Member ■■■■□□□□□□
I was originally thinking of taking the CAPM but after looking through the requirements I find that I have job history that would allow me to apply for the PMP since I've been using the processes requested. My question to the forum is:

Has anyone ever applied for PMP and been audited and/or rejected?
Certifications: ITIL, ACA, CCNA, Linux+, VCP-DCV, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM
Currently Working On: Microsoft 70-761 (SQL Server)

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  • GlynixxGlynixx Posts: 138Member
    Hi,
    I recently applied and was audited. A coworker took the test last year and was audited. Hence, I was prepared before I even applied.
    I already had my diploma ready to be photocopied. I also contacted my university and was able to get a form to fill out in the event I needed my transcripts. When I got audited, I emailed them the form and they sent me an unofficial transcript which I submitted with my diploma.

    I had my certificate from my 35 hour PM course from a local university. I also contacted them and got that transcript as well.

    I had already sat with my manager and went thru every project I submitted along with the breakdown of the hours per process group. When we were in agreement, I let him know that if I got audited he would have to sign for each of these which he willingly accepted and subsequently did without reservation. You have to print out every project that your submitted (they give you the pdfs) and your manager(s) have to sign each and then put it in a sealed envelop and sign the back. Easy. I got audited on a Monday and had the stuff in the mail on Tuesday and was at PMI by the Wednesday morning. I heard from PMI on Friday.

    I've heard nightmares about the process but all in all, the waiting to hear back from PMI was the hardest part. The rest was easy. They are well organized and submitting the application via their website was a straightforward process.

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