Preparing for the Exams
- Dedicate a consistent block of time every week to reading and studying.
- Complete all reading assignments and the associated problems and solutions in each study session.
- Review the learning outcome statements (LOS) both before and after you study each reading to ensure that you have mastered the applicable content.
- Review the topic level learning outcome after you complete a topic area and verify that you have mastered the objectives.
- Some candidates may benefit from using exam preparatory courses; learn more about CIPM exam preparation providers.
2013 Exam Topic Area Weights and Study Sessions
Here are the exam weights for the five major topic areas and the study sessions that cover these topics.
|Major Topic Area
||III, IV, V
|Performance Appraisal & Manager Selection
|Performance Presentation and GIPS Standards
||Principles Study Guide (PDF)
||Expert Study Guide (PDF)
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Taking the Exam
The CIPM Association sets the minimum passing score for each exam and pass rates are a result of, not a determinant of, the minimum passing score. Exam results are made available online (login required), usually within 60 days of the close of the exam window and are reported as either “pass” or “fail.” You will be notified by e-mail when your confidential results are available online.
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After Passing Both Exams
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