AFP conducts an audit of 5-10% of the CTPs, CTP(CD)s, and CCMs-selected at random who have recertified in the previous three years. Audits are a standard practice across the certification industry. The purpose of recertification audits is to ensure that certificants have earned the credits reported during their recertification cycle and to uphold the integrity of the CTP, CTP(CD) and CCM credentials.
If you are selected for the audit, you are required to participate, and expected to adhere to the policies and procedures of the audit. If you cannot supply documentation that confirms completion of the reported continuing education activities, you will be considered delinquent and your credential may be revoked by the Certification Committee.
Random selection does not guarantee a certificant will not be audited again. If this should occur the certificant is required to comply with the audit requirements.