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Important CMPC Exam Delivery Information for Test Takers

AASP and the Certification Council recently established a new partner, Scantron, to support our exam development and exam administration process. The Scantron exam will be available to take January 5, 2021 (possibly sooner) for new and recertification candidates. Candidates will still be able to test before the end of 2020 at a Pearson VUE testing center as outlined below on this page but are only able to do so in-person. Scantron will offer in-person and live online testing. AASP anticipates having Scantron exam instructions online and available to approved candidates in mid-November. Candidates approved from October - December 2020 will be assigned a Pearson code but will certainly be able to test through Scantron if they wish to wait until January 2021, which is when the Certified Mental Performance Consultant® Essentials Resource Guide will be released. (Updated October 21, 2020)

*Previously assigned, unused Pearson exam codes with expiration date 9/30/20 have been auto-extended through 12/31/20 to account for testing center closures due to COVID-19 this year. All Pearson codes will expire as of 12/31/20. For those who already have a Pearson code and do not plan to test by December 31, 2020, please note that you will need to test through Scantron. Scantron will send new scheduling information to the email on your applicant record in January unless you previously contacted AASP to get it in November.

Please contact if you have any questions. 

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

84.4% of exam takers have passed (as of October 2020.) There are more than 500 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)



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.