ISMPP Certification Testing

Coordinated through Professional Testing (PTI).

The International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) is increasing its leadership role in establishing professional standards and promoting adherence through the provision of a formal, voluntary, professional certification examination to become a Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP).

CMPP Credential

The CMPP credential denotes a level of knowledge, experience, and professional responsibility required to effectively plan, develop, and implement a medical publications program. Further, the CMPP credentialing effort demonstrates ISMPP’s commitment to the medical publication planning profession, and its commitment to providing the public and the professional and lay media with reassurance that the industry is striving toward achieving best practices that ensure scientific and professional integrity in medical publication.

CMPP Exam Testing Centers

Follow the Locate a Test Center (pdf) link to find a testing center near you. If you cannot find a site in your general location, please contact 1-888-252-7904 or email for additional testing site options.

CMPP Testing Schedule

March 2014

  • Scheduling opens: January 2, 2014
  • Application deadline: February 1, 2014
  • Testing window: March 1-31, 2014

September 2014

  • Scheduling opens: July 1, 2014
  • Application deadline: August 1, 2014
  • Testing window: September 1-30, 2014


Before scheduling an exam, you must submit your application to ISMPP. If and when you have been deemed eligible, you will receive an authorization to test email. At that time, you can proceed with scheduling.

For more information, visit the ISMPP website or follow the “Related Links” on this page. You may also contact Laine Capaccio at ISMPP by email ( or phone (1-888-252-7904).

Exam appointments may be made up to one business day in advance. Locations are available on a first-come first-served basis.

  • Schedule Test Online
  • Schedule Test Over the Phone

After you schedule your exam, Pearson VUE will send you a confirmation email listing your exam date, your exam time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center.

First-time test takers must create a Pearson VUE web account. Please note that account activation may require up to 24 hours. You will be notified by email when your Pearson VUE account is activated. When creating your account and scheduling your exam, you will need your ISMPP candidate ID number from the authorization to test email sent to you upon completion of the application process.

Last updated 2013-10-16