The CIPM Program includes two exams which must be taken sequentially: Principles and Expert. Both exams are:
- Offered during the month of April and the month of October at many Pearson VUE test centers around the world.
- Scheduled by you, at your preferred test center. (Find a CIPM exam location near you.)
- Available in English only.
The Principles exam emphasizes the conceptual foundations of performance measurement, attribution, and appraisal.
The Expert exam emphasizes performance evaluation and presentation, including application of the appropriate tools and inputs in more complex situations.
2015 Topic Area Weights
|Major Topic Area
|Performance Appraisal and Manager Selection
|Performance Presentation and GIPS Standards
Note: These weights serve as a high level guide for the curriculum and exam development processes. Actual exam weights may vary slightly from year to year. Please note that some topics are combined for testing purposes.
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