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Scheduling an Exam

The CMPC® exam is offered at Scantron test centers in the United States and Canada as well as via live-online proctored testing worldwide. Approved exam takers may select their preferred testing modality at time of registration.

  • Find a list of test site locations at
  • Review the live-online proctoring (LOP) test administration guidelines here. Candidates who choose this modality will need to ensure they have reviewed these guidelines before their test date. There are technical requirements, such as an adequate internet connection, to ensure that the proctor can access the candidate’s computer and that the session can proceed without internet disruption. Candidates are informed of the computer specifications in advance of the testing session.
    • For LOP exams, testing appointments need to be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance of when your testing eligibility expires or you will not be able to schedule. Rescheduling and cancelation requests must be submitted to Scantron no less than 24 hours before your scheduled testing time.
  • Visit AASP's Scantron portal at for tips on preparing for your exam including managing test anxieties and what to expect during and after your exam.
  • If you have questions about scheduling a new exam or an existing scheduled exam, Scantron staff can be reached at or 919-572-6880. Examity web browser extension is required for live-online proctored exams. For Examity questions, please call 855-392-6489. 

New applicants must have their application approved by the Certification Council before they are eligible to sit for the exam. Once your new CMPC® application has been approved and eligibility to sit for the exam has been assigned by AASP staff, candidates will need to follow the instructions received via email to schedule their exam date and set up their candidate account. Recertifying CMPCs and new certification candidates eligible to retest can submit payment here.  (There is a 90-day waiting period for retakes.)

Special Testing Accommodations Request Form

If you have a disability covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please complete this form and the Documentation of Disability-Related Needs Form. The information you provide, and any documentation regarding your disability and special accommodation, will be treated with strict confidentiality and will not be shared with any source, without your express written permission, except for AASP.  Scantron testing centers request an ADA to be submitted at least 30 days prior to the test date so please plan accordingly as you fill out this form.

How the Exam Was Developed

The CMPC® certification examination was developed by a diverse group of subject matter experts in partnership with test development experts in a manner consistent with generally accepted psychometric principles and best practices for certification exam development. The initial Job Analysis (JA) identified and weighted six Task Domains (listed below) and component tasks that provided the foundation for the exam. A subsequent revision of the JA retained the original six weighted Task Domains (and associated tasks) and resulted in revised Test Specifications that include 15 Knowledge Groups weighted within each domain. The full JA can be accessed here.

The CMPC® exam is 115 multiple-choice items. Applicants have 90 minutes of seat time to complete the exam. Topics covered are:

  • Domain 1: Rapport, Roles and Expectations  - 13%
  • Domain 2: Assessment  - 16%
  • Domain 3: Goals, Outcomes, and Planning -  20%
  • Domain 4: Implementation  - 35%
  • Domain 5: Evaluation - 11%
  • Domain 6: Professional Issues - 5%

The general recommendation for studying for the exam is to find the list of the 15 Knowledge Groups on page 25 of the Certification Program Candidate Handbook and use this as your guiding point, even if also utilizing the Essential Guide for Mental Performance Consultants. The weight for a Knowledge Group appears in parentheses following each group title. The weights indicate the number of exam items out of 100 items that target that Knowledge Group. The weights summed for all 15 Knowledge Groups equals 100, reflecting the 100 items on the exam. Let the weights guide your study time. If there is a Knowledge Group that has a low weight (e.g., 2 or 3) and you do not know anything about this Knowledge Group, you might consider not studying that group because there will be only two or three test items on that content. On the other hand, if a Knowledge Group has a higher weight, it is an indication there will be more exam items on that Knowledge Group and that it merits more study time.

To link these Knowledge Groups back to the six domains (sections of the exam listed above), look at pages 22-27 of the Candidate Handbook. On these pages, the domains/sections are listed along with the Knowledge Groups and weights (number of exam items to expect addressing both the domain and the Knowledge Group).

For retesting candidates: Combined with your test performance feedback on exam section scores (i.e., domains) from AASP, consider which Knowledge Groups you may need to study within the domains. The key concept is to study based on the Knowledge Groups and weights within the test domains as  identified in the Candidate Handbook. 

CMPC® Exam Pass Rate

81% of exam takers have passed (as of March 31, 2022.) There are almost 600 Certified Mental Performance Consultants® in 15 countries around the world.

Calendar Year
Candidates Tested (first attempt)
Pass Rate
Fail Rate
81 (44 new; 37 recertifying)
213 (75 new; 138 recertifying)
116* (85 new; 31 recertifying)
*Extended testing center closures occurred
during the COVID-19 pandemic.
213 (125 new;  88 recertifying)







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