Register for CIPM Exams

There are no prerequisites to enroll in the CIPM Program. During the registration process, you will have to agree to abide by the CIPM Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.

Note: Residents of certain countries may be prohibited by law from participating in the CIPM Program; check the OFAC Compliance Policy.

Exam Registration Fees

Your registration fee includes the cost of your curriculum eBook and the mock exam.

The fee amount depends on whether you are registering for the Principles or Expert exam for the first time.

  • Principles or Expert exam, first-time registration fee: US$975*
  • Principles or Expert exam, returning registration fee: US$500*

The fee for returning candidates applies to those who registered for the Principles or Expert exam but did not sit for the exam or who sat for the exam but did not pass.

Payment must be made in U.S. dollars. We accept several methods of payment. View your payment options.

Exam Registration Open Dates

CIPM exams are offered at Pearson VUE test centers during the month of April and the month of October.


For the April exam

For the October exam

Registration is open: 1 November-31 January 1 May-31 July

Exam registration closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on the final day of the registration period.

Exam Registration

Note: If you are applying for a CIPM scholarship, wait for award notification before registering for the exam.

After your registration payment has been processed:
  • You will receive a confirmation email with curriculum and exam appointment information.
  • You can access your Candidate Resources (login required) for exam-related information. Note: At peak registration times, it may take up to 24 hours before you are able to access to the eBook and Candidate Resources the first time.
  • Wait 48 hours for your information to transfer to Pearson VUE (our testing partner) and then schedule your exam with Pearson VUE. Exam seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Exam Calendar

April Exam

Apply for Scholarship

Schedule Your Exam

Sit for Your Exam

Exam Results

1 Sept-31 Dec 1 Nov-23 Apr 1 Apr-30 Apr Mid-June

October Exam

Apply for Scholarship

Schedule Your Exam

Sit for Your Exam

Exam Results

1 Mar-30 June 1 May-24 Oct 1 Oct-31 Oct Mid-Dec

**Refund and deferral policies

Full refunds are available within two business days of payment if you change your mind. Due to fluctuating exchange rates outside our control, we cannot guarantee that the exact amount paid to CFA Institute will be the same amount (in other currency) returned. Registration refunds are also considered on a case-by-case basis for life-threatening or very serious illnesses (candidate or immediate family), natural disasters, and mandatory military service. This does not guarantee a refund to any candidate for any condition but instead provides CFA Institute with the discretion to determine which requests it approves and denies. Candidates awarded a refund are responsible for all applicable new curriculum charges. Refund requests must be received by CFA Institute prior to the scheduled exam or within 10 U.S. business days after the exam date. All refunds will be issued using the same payment method used to register.