Certification Process

SMRPCO offers certifications for different points in your career. To pursue a SMRPCO certification, follow the steps outlined below: 

Select the Appropriate SMRPCO Certification

The first step in the certification process is to assess your education, work experience and knowledge to select the SMRPCO certification that is right for you. Learn more about the certification options here

Determine Eligibility

Next, review all of the eligibility requirements for your selected exam, and ensure you are qualified to sit for the exam before completing an application. Refer to the SMRPCO Candidate Handbook for eligibility requirements. Additionally, you can find the Spanish version of the SMRPCO Candidate Handbook here. 

Complete Your Application and Pay

After you determine that you are eligible to take your selected exam, complete the applicable exam application. Your application will not be accepted until payment is made. Upon completing your application and paying, you will have six months to sit for the exam.

CMRP Application        Spanish CMRP Application        CMRT Application




SMRP Member

  $300 (USD)

  $250 (USD)

Sustaining Sponsor Employee or Veteran

  $250 (USD)

  $195 (USD)


  $470 (USD)

  $300 (USD)


Schedule Your Exam

The CMRP and CMRT exams are delivered by Pearson VUE, the official computer-based testing provider for SMRPCO. Once your application and payment is submitted, you can login to Pearson VUE to schedule your exam here. If you are taking the CMRP exam in Spanish, be sure to select the Spanish exam when scheduling.

Take Your Exam

Candidates have six months from the date of payment to take a SMRPCO exam. You must schedule and sit for your exam within those six months. Those who fail to take the exam within the six-month window must reapply and pay for the exam as new candidates.

Exams are administered at a Pearson VUE computer-based testing facilities. Pearson VUE has over 5,000 testing centers worldwide, including on U.S. military bases. Candidates can locate a testing center online here. SMRPCO exams are delivered via computer at Pearson VUE facilities, and candidates are not required to bring their own computer. Please note that Spanish-speaking proctors are only guaranteed at testing centers located in native Spanish-speaking countries.

Maintain Your Certification

After successfully passing a SMRPCO exam, candidates are responsible for maintaining their certification. Both the CMRP and CMRT exam are active for three years. At the end of the three-year cycle, certificants are required to submit a recertification application detailing their continuing education and to pay a recertification renewal fee to maintain a SMRPCO certification. More information about the recertification process is available here.

The SMRPCO Certification Candidate Handbook provides in-depth information on the application process, exam administration, and the rules and procedures for maintaining a certification. Please find the Spanish version of the SMRPCO Certification Candidate Handbook here

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