Please visit the Remote Proctoring page for a full list of frequently asked questions about remote proctoring.
Interested communicators should:
In the Candidate Handbook training is defined as: Training refers to skill-based courses offered by businesses, nonprofits, industry associations, colleges, universities, trade schools, or vocational schools. Training must have occurred within the two years prior to an application for certification. If education is recent, then it may qualify as both education and training.
Accreditation from the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) is a prestigious achievement acknowledging the rigor, international applicability and standard of excellence inherently in the CMP® and SCMP®. Accreditation under this program is based upon ISO/IEC 17024 (Conformity assessment – General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons).
Remote proctoring for GCCC certification is avaliable for candidates who are unable to test at an in-person testing event. Please visit the Remote Proctoring page for more details.
The application is the first step in demonstrating the knowledge and experience required to successfully apply for and take the exam. The Job Task Analysis, contained in the Candidate Handbook, contains specific domains to focus on. There are sample questions available in the Candidate Handbook, which is available on the GCCC webpage. There is a study resources page within this website.
All exams are a pass/fail. Candidates will receive a score report within 72 hours after their exam administration has ended.
The exam result is reported as "pass" or "fail," not with a percentage or numerical grade. Candidates who fail the exam will receive a report showing how they performed in each category to help them prepare to attempt the exam again. Candidates who fail the exam are eligible to retake it for an exam registration fee of US$100. Candidates who fail a second attempt must wait a minimum of six months before a third and final attempt. Candidates who fail may ask to have the result checked (this is called manual verification). This request must be received, along with required fees within 60 days of receipt of exam results.
The candidates have 3 hours to complete each exam. There is a total of 100 multiple choice questions. The exam will have have a timer on the screen for candidates to track their time.
The program and exam are designed to achieve a passing rate of 75%. Thus, the cut score for the exam is determined using the modified Angoff Method. This method employs a panel of subject matter experts to determine the difficulty level of the questions and the exam for each version of the test. If the experts deem the questions to be less difficult the cut score would be higher. If difficult, the cut score could be lower. The Council does not publicize the cut score as it is possible a different version of the exam will be developed on an annual basis.
If you are a current CMP or SCMP, please notify the us of any status changes via notification form, click here. Certificants who have an account through the Prolydian platform may update their information directly on the website.
GCCC® will make every reasonable effort to accommodate candidates' special needs. Candidates must formally request accommodation 30 days before the exam application deadline in writing and must include official supporting documentation. Documentation must include a specific diagnosis by a qualified physician or psychologist. Supporting documentation may include records, reports, evaluations, assessments. That documentation must not be more than six months old for psychiatric and recent physical disabilities, five years old for long-term disabilities, or three years old for all other disabilities. Reasonable accommodations must be submitted at the time of application.
If you are requesting a cancellation and refund after the cancellation deadline due to an injury, major illness, family emergency or other extenuating circumstance, please submit back-up documentation here or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: "Certification Exam Cancellation Request Documentation". Examples of adequate back-up documentation include, but are not limited to: doctors’ notes, obituaries and church bulletins. Failure to submit your request with back-up documentation will result in the return of your request without consideration.