Register for CIPM Exams

Announcing the New 2016 Testing Window

Starting in September 2016, the CIPM testing window (formerly in October) will be moved up one month to September in order to better meet the needs of CIPM candidates.

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.

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

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

Exam Registration Fees

Your registration fee includes the cost of your curriculum eBook and the mock exam.

The fee amount depends on whether you are registering for the Principles exam or the Expert exam for the first time.

  • First time registering for the Principles exam or the Expert exam? Registration fee: US$975*
  • Returning to register for the Principles or the Expert exam again? Registration fee: US$500*

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

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

Exam Registration

Registration for the September 2016 exam will open on 1 May.

Note: If you are applying for a CIPM scholarship, please wait for award notification before registering for the exam.

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). Note: 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.


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

April Exam

Apply for Scholarship

Register for the Exam

Schedule Your Exam

Sit for Your Exam

Exam Results

1 Sep-31 Dec 1 Nov-31 Jan 1 Nov-23 Apr 1 Apr-30 Apr Mid-June

September Exam

Apply for Scholarship

Register for the Exam

Schedule Your Exam

Sit for Your Exam

Exam Results

1 Mar-15 July 1 May-31 July 1 May-23 Sep 16 Sep-30 Sep Mid-Nov

*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.