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Certified Performance Management Systems Audit Professional - Self-paced

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The KPI Institute


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40 hours · Self-paced
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Certified Performance Audit Professional
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40 CPD hours / points
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Certified Performance Audit Professional - Self-paced

The Performance Maturity Model Framework embeds in its development over 8 years of research in the field of performance architecture development and the use of maturity models for capability maturity levels diagnosis. This educational program
presents a rigorous approach to diagnosing and auditing the maturity of performance architectures for 5 capabilities:

  • strategic planning,
  • performance measurement,
  • performance management,
  • performance culture and
  • employee performance management.

It involves the use of a proprietary Integrated Performance Maturity Model Framework with the scope of mapping maturity gaps and identifying a set of next actions that will ensure the progression to the next maturity level.


Certified Performance Audit Professional

Awarded by The KPI Institute


40 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

Course media



  • Receive relevant guidance on how to assess the maturity of a performance management system;
  • Understand the value added by a performance management systems’ audit and improve your performance management capability;
  • Access an innovative learning experience based on a 3-stage educational process;
  • Obtain premium recognition and expand your business network by becoming a Certified Performance Audit Professional.

Learning objectives

  • Understand how to deploy and conduct a performance audit process;
  • Learn how to use the Performance Maturity Model Framework as part of the audit methodology;
  • Develop the ability to interpret the data and perform statistical analysis based on the survey results received;
  • Gain clear understanding and insights for reviewing performance management documents produced by the organization assessed.


  1. Performance Management Fundamentals
  2. Performance Management System (PMS) Audit
  3. Maturity Assessment Methodology
  4. Evidence-based assessment
  5. Perception-based assessment
  6. Interviews
  7. Data analysis
  8. Audit outputs
  9. Course review

Certification process

1. Pre-course

  • Pre-course evaluation quiz
  • Pre-requisite reading

2. Core course

  • Watch module videos and complete all assignments and quizzes

3. After-course

  • Forum discussions
  • Action plan
  • Organizational maturity self-assessment
  • In-house presentation
  • Learning journal

4. Evaluation

  • Certified Professional diploma (soft copy): after you have successfully completed all of the 3 stages of the learning experience and the full payment was received by the contractor;
  • CPD Certificate of Attendance (soft copy): once successfully obtained the Professional status.

Who is this course for?

Participants’ profile

  • Senior & middle management professionals
  • Internal & external Performance Audit professionals
  • Performance management systems experts


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