CMMI Institute

Certified High Maturity Lead Appraiser Certification

High Maturity organizations use statistical methods and quantitative data to understand risk and predict outcomes based on past performance.  As a result of high maturity practices, these organizations consistently perform beyond their competitors. 

Are you ready to lead appraisal efforts for organizations seeking to achieve CMMI maturity levels 4 or 5? Become a certified CMMI High Maturity Lead Appraiser

Certification Process for Advanced Individuals

  1. Meet Qualification Criteria

    The CMMI Achieving High Maturity course, and related High Maturity exams are CMMI’s most complex and challenging; to navigate through them successfully requires a combination of training, hands-on High Maturity in-depth knowledge and experience.
    Candidates should:

    • Read the HMLA Certification Policy
    • Have comprehensive experience and understanding of the entire CMMI model and appraisal method
    • Be able to understand and explain the measurement, high maturity, and continuous performance improvement efforts in an organization talk to/explain and understand the “before and after” improvements performance results

    Before applying to become a Certified High Maturity Lead Appraiser, you must:

    Present evidence of having led at least 5 registered CMMI Benchmark or SCAMPI A Appraisals, 2 of which must be CMMI Benchmark Appraisals, and participated as an Appraisal Team Member on at least 2 CMMI High Maturity Benchmark appraisals.*

    Successful completion of:
    • High Maturity Concepts Course 
    • Advancing Organizational Capability: Achieving High Maturity course

    Demonstrate 2 years of experience, within the last 5 years, working in a High Maturity process improvement environment in one of the following areas:
    • Developing or facilitating High Maturity training at an organization.
    • Statistical/quantitative management, or modeling and simulation experience in direct support of managing or building solutions, products, services, and supply chain
    *Benchmark Appraisals must be CMMI V2.0 or higher.
  2. Submit the CMMI Lead Appraiser Application

    When submitting your CMMI High Maturity Lead Appraiser application, please include detailed high maturity work experience.

  3. Review Appraiser Application

    Each application will be reviewed by the ISACA application review committee.

  4. Pass HMLA Entrance Exam

    After your application has been approved, you will receive instructions to register for the HMLA Entrance Exam.

  5. Schedule and complete HMLA Oral Examination

    After passing the HMLA Entrance examination, you can schedule your HMLA Oral Examination by contacting ISACA.

  6. Receive your Certification

Price Breakdown

Certification Step Fees
HMLA Entrance Exam $400
HMLA Oral Exam $1800

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