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 and passing the CMMI Professional exam. 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. Take the Building Organizational Capability Course

    Register and complete the Building Organizational Capability Course 
  2. Pass the CMMI Practictioner Exam

    The exam will be available to you following the Building Organizational Capability Course 

  3. Take High Maturity Concepts Course

    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 domain:

  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:

    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). Instructions for scheduling your exam with PSI are within the CMMI Professional Policy.
  7. Market and Maintain Your Certification

    After passing the exam, you will earn the role of Certified CMMI Professional. 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.

    Your role as a Certified CMMI Professional is valid for three years. Renewing your certification requires retaking the Professional Exam every three years.

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