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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 Task Analysis (JTA) identified and weighted six Task Domains (listed below) and component tasks that provided the foundation for the exam. A subsequent revision of the JTA 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 CMPC® exam is 115 multiple choice items. Applicants have 90 minutes 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%

CMPC® Exam Pass Rate

84% of all candidates taking the exam have passed (as of April 2019.)

Scheduling an Exam

The CMPC® exam is offered at over 5,000 PearsonVue test centers. Candidates are encouraged to apply for certification well in advance to ensure their choice of examination date and time will be available.

Once your CMPC® application has been approved and an exam voucher assigned by the AASP staff, candidates will need to follow these instructions:

  • Scroll down to find the exam named: AASP-100 – AASP Certified Mental Performance Consultant.

Candidates must follow the ACSM registration process to complete a candidate profile. Candidates will be assigned an ACSM Candidate ID which will be used to complete their exam scheduling. The ACSM Candidate ID will be used whenever scheduling, rescheduling, or canceling an appointment with Pearson VUE.