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Important CMPC Exam Delivery Information Pertaining to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Closure of U.S. & Canada-based Pearson VUE-owned test centers:  Starting Tuesday, March 17, Pearson VUE has suspended test delivery at all U.S. and Canada-based Pearson VUE-owned test centers through at least April 16. The name of any Pearson VUE-owned test center will begin with "Pearson Professional Centers." Click here for information on global regions outside the U.S. and Canada.

Visit Pearson VUE's website to follow the latest developments.

If you already have a scheduled exam:
You should receive an emailed cancellation notice from Pearson VUE, which will work with you to reschedule your exam as soon as it is safe to resume test delivery (on or after April 16). If the exam voucher code you received from AASP expires before you are able to reschedule, please contact for a new code with extended expiration. 

If you are looking to schedule an exam:
Registration windows for new exam appointments will not be available until April 16 at the earliest at Pearson VUE-owned test centers.

For additional questions regarding voucher usage or testing windows, visit the CMPC Exam Candidate FAQ.

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 full JTA 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%

CMPC® Exam Pass Rate

83.6% of exam takers have passed (as of February 2020.) There are more than 500 Certified Mental Performance Consultants® in 15 countries around the world.

Candidates Tested
Pass Rate
Fail Rate
181 (76 new; 105 recertifying)
213 (76 new; 137 recertifying)



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 new CMPC® application has been approved and an exam voucher assigned by the AASP staff, candidates will need to follow these instructions below. New applicants must have their application approved by the Certification Council before they are eligible to sit for the exam.

Recertification candidates and new candidates eligible to retest can submit payment to get a code here.  (There is a 90-day waiting period for retakes.)

  • 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.

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.