Examination Information

All examinations are held through the proctored Kryterion HOST® network at hundreds of computer-testing locations world-wide.  Please note that most testing centers will likely be closed for holiday and each testing center has its own hours of operation and seating availability. The CHMM, CHMP examinations are to be completed in 3 hours and the CDGP examination is to be completed in 3.5 hours.  Find a testing center near you

The CHMM & CHMP applications require a non-refundable $175 application fee, an uploaded copy of your official college transcript or diploma (if applicable for CHMP), and two electronic reference evaluations. The CDGP application requires a non-refundable $175 application fee and two electronic reference evaluations.The  Applications to take IHMM examinations expire 12 months from the date your application is approved.  You must complete the examination within that time, or you will have to start over as a new candidate, and meet whatever requirements are in effect at that time.


Application Instructions

The application will take you through all the fields necessary to submit an application. Below you will find the application process. Whether you are interested in applying for your first certification, a second or third certification, 

  1. Create a MyIHMM account at by clicking and following the instructions for New Customers.
  2. Within your MyIHMM account is the application. Click on the left side to access the menu.
  3. Click Apply for a Certification and choose your desired application: CHMM, CHMP or CDGP.
  4. Provide your Profile information which includes your address, online email and phone numbers.
  5. Provide your Education History.
    • A copy of your official transcript or diploma must be uploaded to your application before it can be submitted. To find out whether a college in the U.S. is accredited, check with the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA
    • Degrees acquired through foreign colleges or universities are acceptable if they are documented as equivalent to an BS/BA degree issued in the United States. Candidates with degrees from colleges and universities outside the U.S. must upload a copy of their statement of equivalency from a recognized evaluating agency. For a list of recognized agencies,  If the applicant holds an additional degree in a relevant field from an accredited U.S. college or university, only the U.S. college transcript needs to be uploaded, and a degree equivalency report will not be required.
  6. Fill out the Work Experience.
  7. Provide your Professional Information.
  8. Provide the names and emails of two professional references which the system will email a link to for them to complete the electronic references form.
  9. Complete the Terms and Condition (Consent Statement, Code of Ethics, and IHMM Contact Information Policy).
  10. The final page is a Review summary which will show you if you are missing any required information.
  11. Once all required field are checked off you will be able to move forward to the payment page and once payment is complete you can submit your application.
  12. Your application will then move into the Exam Ready status and you will have 12 months to schedule and pay for the examination.

Then pass exam to be issued certificate with a unique certification number issued by IHMM.

Certification Agreement and Disciplinary Policies

IHMM is committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in the profession. Candidates for certification are required to agree to the Certification Agreement (CA) for their credential or designation as a condition of applying to sit for an examination. Failure to do so will result in denial of certification.

Included in the CA is the Code of Ethics, a statement of the required behaviors and responsibilities of certificants. It was developed to safeguard the reputation of the CHMM, CHMP, CDGP and CDGT programs, and in the interest of protecting the public. Also included in the CA is the applicant Consent Statement and the policy informing candidates that email is the primary point of contact and must be up to date at all times. 

Certificants found to be in violation of the Code of Ethics are subject to an investigation of the violation, which may result in sanctions.  All sanctions are subject to appeal.  Following the exhaustion of appeals, the outcome of investigations resulting in sanctions shall be made public, and the notice will include the name of the certificant, the section(s) of the Code violated, and the sanction imposed

IHMM has established policies and procedures for investigating complaints filed against certificants.  Any individual may file a complaint.  All complaints will be reviewed, and if determined to be founded and actionable, they will be investigated. Individuals who wish to file a complaint should contact IHMM for information on how to proceed.  Direct all inquiries to IHMM’s Executive Director, at the IHMM address.


IHMM requires applicants to disclose criminal convictions or forfeited collateral for a felony conviction on the application form.  If yes, the applicant is asked to provide details including date, location, disposition, and an explanation of each violation.  IHMM uses its policy relating to criminal convictions to determine whether the application can proceed or whether it will be terminated. 

Denial of Eligibility

Individuals will be notified by IHMM if application information is insufficient or lacks supporting documentation to establish your eligibility.  Candidates who are denied eligibility shall be notified in writing of the decision. The reasons for the denial and corrective actions shall be indicated.   Please note that if your application to take the CHMM, CHMP or CDGP examination is denied, or if you are denied certification after passing the examination, you may appeal the decision in writing to the IHMM Executive Director (ED). Submit your appeal with all relevant documentation to the IHMM ED at the address on your notice of denial within 60 days of the date on your notice of denial.”


Challenging the Exam

IHMM provides candidates with an opportunity to provide feedback on its examination content and procedures, regarding: and to challenge the following aspects of the examination if they feel that some aspect of the process adversely or unfairly affected the outcome:

  • The technical accuracy of the examination,
  • Fairness in the administration of the examination, and
  • Accuracy of the scoring of the examination.

A candidate who has a concern about administrative procedures at a testing site or who has observed a breach of security or other improper conduct during a test should submit a report in writing to IHMM management at within 5 calendar days after taking the examination.  A candidate who has a question or a concern about the reliability, validity, and/or fairness of the test or test administration may submit a challenge in writing to IHMM management at no later than 5 calendar days after taking the examination. The challenge should include a full explanation and rationale for why and what specific facts support the challenge assertion.  IHMM will not consider challenges about improper test administration procedures or test content which are not submitted within the 5-day deadline.  IHMM management will fully review and investigate any and all facts surrounding the challenge and respond to the candidate within 30 days.  If the candidate is dissatisfied with the disposition of the challenge, he or she may proceed with an appeal.

Appealing Exam Results

Candidates who fail the exam and were not satisfied with the results of a challenge (see above Challenges section) may appeal their results in writing within 30 days of receipt of the score report.  Your appeal should be submitted to IHMM at and be explicit that is an appeal to a prior challenge, and should include a thorough description of the reasons or circumstnaces that you feel your scores are incorrect.  IHMM will refer the appeal, along with all relevant information including the prior challenge and disposition of the challenge, to the relevant Examination Committee for disposition.  A determination of your appeal will be communicated to you within 60 days.  The determination of IHMM examination committee shall be final. 

A candidate may also appeal if he or she disagrees with the decision to no re-certify a certificant at the point of recertification (every 5 years).  In such instances, the certificant must submit the appeal and the reasons for it to the IHMM Executive Director within 60 days.

Retesting (Retaking the Examination): A candidate who fails an IHMM examination may retake as soon as they feel comfortable. A candidate must also retake the exam within 12 months of the most recent examination date.

For second and third attempts [first and second retakes], the candidate must submit the online Retake form for the desired exam and will be charged only the retake fee for each attempt.

If a candidate has failed the examination three times, he or she must wait at least one year between each subsequent sitting.  All attempts after the third failure will be treated as new applications requiring full application fees. Candidates retesting under new applications must meet all current eligibility requirements at the time of application. 

All candidates will be notified of their unofficial results at the testing center immediately following submission of their examination. Offical examination results will be sent via email within a few weeks of their examination date.

Non-successful candidates will be provided with a breakdown of the specific area(s) of weakness in their performance on the examination. A candidate who fails the examination has 12 months from their last examination date to retake the examination. The candidate shall pay the $150 retake fee (using a coupon code) but need not submit a new application. After a third unsuccessful sitting, a candidate must wait at least one year from the date of the last attempt to be eligible to take the examination again, and must submit a new application form, supporting documentation and all applicable fees. The candidate must also meet all eligibility requirements that are in effect at that time.


  1. The CHMM exam consists of 140 multiple-choice questions based on the following blueprint.
  2. The CHMP exam consists of 120 multiple-choice questions based on the following revalidated blueprint.
  3. The CDGP exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions based on the following blueprint.