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CIPM® Exam Information

The CIPM exams (Levels I and II) are offered during two exam windows: March and September. The exams must be passed sequentially. The exams are computer based and offered in English only.

Test Center Locations

The CIPM exams are offered at many Pearson VUE test centers around the world. After you register, you can schedule your own exam appointment at your preferred test center.

Find a CIPM exam location near you

Program and Exam Fees

When you register for your first CIPM exam, you will be enrolled in the program. The cost of each exam depends on when you register.

Learn more about program and exam fees and deadlines

View the CIPM exam calendar

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Exam Structure

Level I

The Level I exam emphasizes the conceptual foundations of performance measurement, attribution, and appraisal.

  • Level I exam study session outlines (PDF)
  • Exam format: 100 multiple choice questions (each question has three answer options)
  • Time to complete the exam: Three hours (180 minutes)
  • Formulas: You need to know and be able to apply all formulas that are contained in the Level I curriculum. (No formulas will be provided during the exam.)

Level II

The Level II exam emphasizes performance evaluation and presentation, including application of the appropriate tools and inputs in more complex situations.

  • Level II exam study session outlines (PDF)
  • Exam format: 80 item set questions (20 scenarios; each one followed by four multiple choice questions (each question has three answer options)
  • Time to complete the exam: Three hours (180 minutes)
  • Formulas: You need to know and be able to apply all formulas that are contained in the Level II curriculum. (No formulas will be provided during the exam.)

CIPM Program Policies

Our exam policies and procedures exist to protect the integrity of the CIPM Program and ensure the exam process is fair for all candidates. It is your responsibility to read and understand all testing policies set forth by the CIPM Program.

CIPM Program policies

Candidate agreement

Exam Results

Exams are scored following each exam. Results are available within 60 days of the close of the exam window.

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