Failed PMP Audit, What to do next?!

Hi guys,

I was recently chosen for audit and have failed it. I guess I can say why that happened. 

They have sent me an email, somewhere it explains that :

"The project management experience that you have listed on your application does not meet this requirement because PMI requires that projects be documented individually, regardless of the number of projects a candidate is documenting."

I guess it referes to one of my experiences in my application where I have noted: 

"Different projects include providing locomotive parts, substituting or upgrading obsolete parts. ......" 

Cannot be sure about it, but I guess it's because I shoudn't have combined projects even thought there were several of them that I worked on as a part of my job on a daily basis routin.

I have two questions:

1)what happens next?!  Is it fixable after failing the audit?! I mean can I contact them, explain it and apply again with these project seperately documented?! or I won't be able to apply for a year or so ?! 

2)In case they ban me from applying for some time can I at least apply for CAMP or they won't let me ?! 

pmcoe's picture

Hello Payman,

sorry to hear that but i would say: "Do not panic!"

There are several reasons why you could fail and for some reasons you could be banned and for others they would allow to re-apply again.

In your case i would say you could try second.

But this should also be written in the mail you have received. If not, than i would contact customer support if i where you.

short summarization:

What happens if i fail the audit?

PMI will inform you about their decision via email. Should you fail the audit, then PMI will refund the money that you paid, usually minus an administrative fee.

PMI will address further actions on a case by case basis.

Because PMI can audit you at any time, if you fail to meet the audit requirements after attaining the certification, not only is your certification revoked but you are not entitled to a refund.

If you are still interested in attaining PMI certification, you may be able to apply again.

Don’t give up if you truly want the certification. Aim to put together an audit-proof package next time.

Barring cases of fraud, PMI will not stop you from applying again and successfully sitting for an exam at a later date.

Hope this helps.




Hi Preyman_t,

I found an solution to the problem and there are many such people which were rejected due the same wordings issue. Feel free to reach me by email for talk further.





after failing first audit due to wording issue,is it confirmed that my PMP application will be audited second time too ? and after how long of the first audit failure , can we submit the application?