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CPII: Taking the Exam

Exams are administered computer-based directly to the candidate at their place of employment. The exam consists of 150 multiple-choice questions based on the CPII Content Outline. Candidates are given a maximum of 3.5 hours to complete the exam. Preparation for the exam includes review of the CPII Content Outline and Recommended Reading List.

Exam Fees

The exam application fee depends on where the test is administered:
  • Place of employment administration $300 USD
  • Testing Center administration $350 USD + Testing Center's fees
For questions about exam administration, review the FAQs.

Preparation

Content Outline
Recommended Reading List

Exam Application

Select your desired exam date (must fall within one of the testing blocks listed below), complete the Exam Application form, enclose the appropriate exam fee, and email or mail prior to the postmark deadline noted beside the testing block you have chosen.

Computer-Based Testing Blocks

Exam/Testing Block Eligibility Application Postmark Deadline Exam Application Postmark Deadline 
November 6-10, 2017   October 6, 2017 October 23, 2017
January 22-25, 2018 December 21, 2017 January 8, 2018
March 19-22, 2018 February 20, 2018 March 5, 2018
May 21-24, 2018
April 23, 2018  May 7, 2018
July 16-19, 2018
June 18, 2018
 July 2, 2018
September 17-20, 2018 August 20, 2018  September 4, 2018
November 12-15, 2018  October 15, 2018  October 29, 2018 


Questions?

Email certification@apwa.net.