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Scheduling an Exam

The Certified Mental Performance Consultant® (CMPC) exam is offered at Meazure Learning 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. The CMPC exam is 115 multiple-choice items. Applicants have 90 minutes of seat time to complete the exam.

  • Find a list of test site locations here.
  • Candidates who choose the online modality will need to ensure they have reviewed the above resources, ProctorU system requirements, and online exam web browser specifications 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. 
  • For online exams, learn more about What to Expect on Exam Day and WATCH THE VIDEO: Preparing for Your Online Certification Exam
    • Online exam 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 Meazure Learning no less than 24 hours before your scheduled testing time. Chrome or Firefox are compatible with ProctorU browser extension. Onsite testing appointments need to be scheduled 48 hours in advance.
    • To align with Microsoft's end of support for the Windows 8.1 operating system and below, Meazure Learning updated Equipment Requirements for exams proctored through the ProctorU Platform to better support candidate testing experiences. Going forward, for online exams, the minimum requirement for PC users will be Windows 10 to align with the operating system Microsoft is supporting.
  • Click here for tips on preparing for your exam including managing test anxieties and what to expect after your exam.
  • If you have questions about scheduling a new exam or an existing scheduled exam, Meazure Learning staff can be reached at or 919-572-6880.

WATCH THE VIDEO: Preparing for Your Online Certification Exam

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. New certification candidates eligible to retest can submit payment here.  (There is a 90-day waiting period for retakes.)

How the Exam Was Developed

Please read this section before taking the exam!

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 Task Domains and resulted in revised Test Specifications that include 14 Knowledge Groups weighted within each domain (see page 18 of the Certification Program Candidate Handbook).

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 - 14%
  • Domain 2: Assessment - 14%
  • Domain 3: Goals, Outcomes, and Planning - 17%
  • Domain 4: Implementation  - 31%
  • Domain 5: Evaluation - 12%
  • Domain 6: Professional Responsibilities - 12%

The general recommendation for studying for the exam is to find the list of the 14 Knowledge Groups on page 22 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 14 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., 3 or 4) 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 22-25 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

80% of all exam takers have passed (as of February 29, 2024.) There are more than 1,040 Certified Mental Performance Consultants® (CMPCs) 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. An online exam option was implemented in 2021.
213 (125 new; 88 recertifying)
179 (162 new; 17 recertifying)
368 (355 new; 13 recertifying. Exam is no longer required to recertify after passing it once.)










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