Register for CIPM Exams

Announcing the New March Testing Window

Starting in March 2017, the CIPM testing window (formerly in April) will be moved up one month to March in order to better meet the needs of CIPM candidates.

Registration is currently closed. Registration for the March 2017 exam will open on 1 October.

When you register for your first CIPM exam, you will be enrolled in the program. There are no entrance requirements, but during the registration process, you must agree to the CIPM Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.

Residents of certain countries may be prohibited by law from participating. Read the OFAC Compliance Policy.

Before You Register

Program Calendar

Both the Principles level exam and the Expert level exam are offered at Pearson VUE test centers during the month of March and the month of September. Find a CIPM exam location near you.

Exam registration closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on the final day of the registration period.

Registration is currently closed.

March Exam

Apply for Scholarship

Register for the Exam

Schedule Your Exam

Sit for Your Exam

Exam Results

1 Aug – 15 Jan 1 Oct – 31 Jan 1 Oct – 23 Mar 16 Mar – 31 Mar Early May

September Exam

Apply for Scholarship

Register for the Exam

Schedule Your Exam

Sit for Your Exam

Exam Results

1 Mar – 15 July 1 Apr – 31 July 1 Apr – 23 Sep 16 Sep – 30 Sep Early Nov

Exam Registration Fees

Your registration fee includes the cost of your curriculum eBook and the mock exam. If you are applying for a CIPM scholarship, please wait for award notification before registering for the exam.

Early registration fee US$575 (Sign up by 30 November to receive $US400 off the first-time registration fee.)
First-time candidate registration fee
US$975
Returning candidate registration fee*
US$500

Payment must be made in U.S. dollars. We accept several methods of payment. View your payment options.

*The returning candidate registration fee only applies to candidates who registered for the Principles or Expert exam but did not sit for the exam, or those who sat for the exam but did not pass.

After You Have Registered

After your registration payment has been processed:

  • You will receive a confirmation email with eBook access and exam scheduling information.
  • Access your Candidate Resources (login required). At peak registration times, it may take up to 24 hours before you are able to access to the eBook and Candidate Resources the first time.
  • Wait 48 hours for your information to transfer to Pearson VUE (our testing partner) and then schedule your exam with Pearson VUE. Exam appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Refund and deferral policies

Full refunds are available within two business days of payment if you change your mind. Due to fluctuating exchange rates outside our control, we cannot guarantee that the exact amount paid to CFA Institute will be the same amount (in other currency) returned. Registration refunds are also considered on a case-by-case basis for life-threatening or very serious illnesses (candidate or immediate family), natural disasters, and mandatory military service. This does not guarantee a refund to any candidate for any condition but instead provides CFA Institute with the discretion to determine which requests it approves and denies. Candidates awarded a refund are responsible for all applicable new curriculum charges. Refund requests must be received by CFA Institute prior to the scheduled exam or within 10 U.S. business days after the exam date. All refunds will be issued using the same payment method used to register.