The Certification Exam:

The CMP™ examination is a 160-question test covering a broad number of Medicaid Planning topics.  The test type is multiple-choice.

The test is administered at a local testing site by a professional proctor.  The candidate can choose from a list of pre-approved testing centers.  Most are located a major universities throughout the US.  90% of the population is within a two-hour drive of an approved testing center.  If a candidate needs a closer testing center than those pre-approved, a request can be made and additional testing centers may be available.

Test takers have 3 hours to complete the test unless additional accommodations have been made.n English.  It is a closed-book exam; however, a standard formula sheet is provided.

For more information about the test administration email: testadmin@cmpboard.org

To find a testing center nearest you, click here.

CMP™ Certification Activities:

The chart below contains information regarding CMP™ Certification Activities, including the pass/fail rate, for the CMP™ certification exam:

Total CMP




Test Blueprint:

A thorough Job Analysis and Test Specification Report was drafted by Assessment Systems Corporation which used psychometrically valid principles to formulate a test blueprint. For the 160-question exam, the weight of each subject matter area is indicated in the table below:

Test Blueprint









For a full copy of the Job Analysis and Test Specification Report, click here.

As the premier standard-setting body in the Medicaid Planning field, the CMP™ Governing Board established an ethics panel made up of professional Medicaid Planners.

CMP™ Governing Board
24600 Center Ridge Road, Ste. 270
Westlake, OH 44105
Phone: (844) 314-7851
Fax: (216) 220-1541

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