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CMMI Institute

Certified CMMI® Professional

Become a Certified CMMI Professional:

Designed for experienced process, performance, and quality professionals, this certification helps individuals elevate and maintain the necessary skills in strategically targeted areas deemed most critical to organizations.

In conjunction with your professional experience, this certification validates your ability to:

  • Provide organizational road maps for lasting elevated performance
  • Coach team members on how to improve performance
  • Lead ongoing organizational change efforts
  • Establish a culture of continuous improvement

Certification Process

Prerequisites & Requirements

Becoming a Certified CMMI Professional involves prerequisite training, passing the CMMI Professional exam, and earning Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. The exam is included in the training package, and can be scheduled one time for no additional cost.

*Before starting the process, confirm that your professional experience meets the qualifications for certification.
  1. Achieve Associate Certification

    Successfully complete the certification steps for the CMMI Associate Certification
  2. Take Building Organizational Excellence Course(s)

    All Building Excellence courses are aligned with CMMI model views – select the course that best matches your experience and desired focus:

  3. Take Building Organizational Capability Course for High Maturity

    Complete the High Maturity Concepts training course

  4. Submit Application for Applying CMMI Course

    Complete the Applying CMMI application. You will be asked to choose one area of primary focus related to a CMMI model view:

  5. Take Advancing Organizational Capability: Applying CMMI Course

    Complete the Applying CMMI training course

  6. Review for and Take the CMMI Professional Exam

    Review the following, which will be given to you in the prerequisite training courses:

    • CMMI V2.0 Certification Policy
    • Certified CMMI Professional Exam Sample Questions
    • ​Foundations of Capability and Building Excellence Learner Objectives

    Upon passing the Applying CMMI course, you will receive instructions on how to schedule the CMMI Professional Exam one time for no added cost (if taken within 30 days of completion of the course).
  7. Market and Maintain Your Certification

    After passing the exam, you will earn the role of Certified CMMI Professional in the primary model view you have chosen. You should market your achievement accordingly by printing your certificate and adding the certification to your email signature or credentials on LinkedIn and other social media pages.

    Within two weeks of passing the exam, you may direct potential employers, team members, and customers to the Certified CMMI Associate and Professional Directory, where they will find your name.

    CMMI Professionals must keep their knowledge and skills current through professional development activities. Over the course of three years, you must earn 60 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits and submit them to the CMMI Professional Renewal Log.