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Exams are offered through our exam partner, Kryterion.  All of NPMA's Certification Exams are administered in two ways: 1) Online Proctoring or 2) at a Test Center. Click here to locate a Kryterion Test Center.


To assist you in determining the best method for taking your exam, please review these documents:



Online Exam Process


Test Center Process



 General steps to follow:

  1. Purchase exam.
  2. NPMA will issue Exam Voucher to register and schedule exam after purchases and, for CPPA/CPPM, after approval of Work Summary.
  3. Create a login and schedule an exam at
  4. If you schedule your exam online, at least a week prior to the exam, ensure your computer meets the minimum requirements listed on the Online Exam Process page.
  5. On time and day of exam: 
  6. Have two forms of ID available. One must be a valid government-issued photo ID and another can be a credit card, employee identification card, etc.
  7. No books or notes are allowed. Review Process documents linked above for other prohibited items. 
  8. Exam results are emailed at completion of CPPS and CPPA.  CPPM results are emailed after grading.
  9. Exams expire 90 days after issued.



To cancel or reschedule exam, log in to > My Exams.  Click Cancel/Reschedule.


 IMPORTANT NOTE:  Late cancellations/reschedules will result in a late fee.  The fee is paid by you to Kryterion.
Online Proctored Exams are late if within 24 hours prior to scheduled exam
Test Center Exams are late if within 72 hours prior to scheduled exam



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