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Examination Details and Preparation
Qualified candidates can take the three-hour exam during two 30-day testing windows each year at approved testing center locations throughout the world.
Dates for the next application and examination window are:
March 1-31, 2017
February 1, 2017
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ISMPP CMPP™ Update: New Exam Blueprint and Recertification Policy for 2017
The CMPP™ application process is handled directly by ISMPP. Examination administration is managed by an external certification partner.
Click here to download the Candidate Handbook, which contains details about the examination and application process.
Click here to submit the CMPP™ Examination Application electronically.
About the CMPP™ Exam
As is standard with this type of certification, the CMPP™ program exam has been prepared to ensure that each candidate has a broad understanding across a set of critical information domains, and to ensure a minimum acceptable standard of practice across the industry. The current pass rate of the exam is ~80%.
The four knowledge domains tested are:
Part of the development process included the psychometric validation of the examination, which assesses candidates on all aspects of professional publication planning.
The examination includes 150 multiple-choice, psychometrically validated, computer-based questions. Examinations are graded on a pass/fail basis.
Eligibility CriteriaThe exam is open to members and nonmembers, and applicants must meet one of the following minimum qualifications:
[NOTE: Four thousand (4,000) employment hours and/or freelance/contracted assignment hours are the equivalent of two (2) years of full-time work experience].
[Note: Ten Thousand (10,000) employment hours and/or freelance/contracted assignment hours are the equivalent of five (5) years of full-time work experience].
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