Application Audit

GInI periodically audits a percentage of applications to confirm the experience and/or education documented on certification applications. The purpose of these audits is to enhance the credibility of the GInI certification program and of GInI’s certification holders. For each certification, a specified percentage of applications are randomly selected for this audit.

If your application is selected for an audit, you will be notified by email after payment of the Exam Enrollment Fee is received. The electronic audit notification provides detailed information on how to comply with the terms of the audit. During an audit, you will be asked to submit supporting documentation such as:

  1. Copies of your diploma / global equivalent.
  2. Letter of experience signed by your supervisor(s) or manager(s) on company letterhead.
  3. Copies of certificates from the Authorized Innovation Provider(s) (AInP) for each course recorded on the application to meet the required contact hours of innovation education.

GInI provides you with 90 days to submit the requested documentation. If you are able to provide the necessary documentation to meet the terms and requirements of the audit process, the audit should take about five to seven business days to complete. You can send the completed audit forms by regular postal mail to the address below:

Global Innovation Institute
Attn.: Certification Audit Group
38 West Fulton, Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49523 USA

GInI will not accept faxed or emailed audit documents. Please send all materials at one time, or in one envelope, to expedite the auditing process.

You may not continue with the certification process until you have complied with the audit requirements. Incomplete submissions will not be processed and will result in failure of the audit. In the case of a failed audit, the certification fee, minus a processing fee will be refunded. The Certification Department will address further actions on a case-by-case basis.