Register for CIPM Exams

Registration opens 1 October

Registration for the March 2018 exam opens 1 October.

Effective 1 October, the CIPM Principles and Expert exam levels will be renamed to CIPM Level I and CIPM Level II.

Sign up to receive more information and be notified of key registration dates for the exam you're eligible for: Principles | Expert

CFA charterholders and others who have passed Level III of the CFA® Program are eligible to proceed directly to the Expert Level of the CIPM Program. Learn more about the exemption (PDF)

When you register for your first CIPM exam, you will be enrolled in the program. There are no entrance requirements, but during the registration process, you must agree to the CIPM Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.

Residents of certain countries may be prohibited by law from participating. Read the OFAC Compliance Policy.

Before You Register

Program Calendar

Both the Principles level exam and the Expert level exam are offered at Pearson VUE test centers during the month of March and the month of September. Find a CIPM exam location near you.

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

March Exam

Apply for Scholarship

Register for the Exam

Schedule Your Exam

Sit for Your Exam

Exam Results

1 Aug – 15 Jan 1 Oct – 31 Jan 1 Oct – 23 Mar 16 Mar – 31 Mar Early May

September Exam

Apply for Scholarship

Register for the Exam

Schedule Your Exam

Sit for Your Exam

Exam Results

1 Mar – 15 July 6 Apr – 31 July 6 Apr – 23 Sep 16 Sep – 30 Sep Early Nov

Exam Registration Fees

Your registration fee includes the cost of your curriculum eBook and mock exam. If you are applying for a CIPM scholarship, please wait for award notification before registering for the exam.

Early registration
Standard registration

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

After You Register

After your registration payment has been processed:

  • You will receive a confirmation email with eBook access and exam scheduling information.
  • Access your Candidate Resources (login required). It may take up to 24 hours before you can access your 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 appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • If needed, request testing accommodations.

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.