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Benefits of Certification

Learn more about applicant eligibility requirements for becoming a Certified Mental Performance Consultant® (CMPC) and access application forms on the How to Apply page of the AASP website.

The CMPC certification program is nationally accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

Certification promotes quality

  • Certification helps the public understand the importance of using mental performance consultants who have the background and training to provide quality services. 
  • The CMPC Certification Council has a strong commitment to support quality among mental performance consultants, and each person working in the field has a professional obligation to become certified and promote certification with our colleagues and students.
  • Certification provides a system through which experienced consultants can be recognized as having passed a rigorous examination. 
  • CMPC certification is a prerequisite to being placed on the USOC Registry that allows mental performance consultants to work with U.S. Olympic athletes and teams. 

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Certification provides a quality service to the public

  • Individuals can go to the AASP website to find a qualified CMPC to meet their needs and to better understand the qualifications they should look for when selecting a consultant.
  • Each professional who wants to promote AASP and applied sport psychology has a professional obligation to this public service function of certification. 

Certification helps increase consulting opportunities for CMPCs

  • As more people become certified, the CMPC Task Force's marketing efforts will become more meaningful and effective.
  • As certified consultants become more visible:
    • Consumers will learn that sport psychology has something beneficial to offer them (e.g., help them perform better, enhance enjoyment, increase adherence, improve interpersonal relationships, reduce injuries, and promote healing). 
    • Individuals seeking consultation will look for a sport/performance psychology consultant who is CMPC certified.

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