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PSI Test Site Update

PSI now has over 98% of its Test Centers open. The Test Center site list (, now shows open sites, address, and capacity of that site. Note that some Test Centers are  operating at 50% seat capacity to accommodate social distancing requirements.  Please check this list to make sure the Test Center is available to schedule your exam as well as to complete your exam as scheduled. Approved exam candidates may now schedule or reschedule their exam. Scheduling will be on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Important Information from PSI and CBDM

To ensure the safety of its employees and the candidates, PSI follows strict safety procedures in line with federal, state, and local guidelines as well as guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the World Health Organization (WHO). 

  • The health questionnaire ( MUST be completed and brought on the scheduled day. 
    • If a candidate fails to bring the required questionnaire, one will be provided on-site for completion prior to being allowed to test. 
    • Candidates who answer "yes" to any of the first four questions will be denied admission and should not travel to the Test Center. They will need to reschedule their exam and may do so online ( or by contacting PSI via e-mail ( 
  • ALL candidates must wear face masks at all times while in the Test Center.
    • Candidates who fail to bring and wear a face mask during the exam will be requested to leave the test site.
    • Candidates will be requested to remove the face mask briefly during check-in to verify identity as well as capture their photograph. 
  • Candidates may wear gloves during the exam. Gloves will need to be examined by the test site administrator during check-in and check-out. 
    • Candidates are required to discard face masks and gloves outside of the PSI test site in a safe and sanitary manner. 
  • Candidates must adhere to the posted social distancing protocols at all times. 

For more information about PSI Test Center policy and procedures, visit their FAQ page

Watch your e-mails for updates to CBDM policies or other matters regarding the CDM, CFPP Certification Program. You may also contact CBDM at or 800.323.1908, select option 1 (Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT). 

CDM Credentialing Exam Candidate Handbook

This Handbook includes policies related to apply for, scheduling and completing the CDM Credentialing Exam. Additional information may be found in CDM Credentialing Exam FAQs HERE.

Access the Handbook

*NOTE: The most recent version of the CDM Credentialing Exam Candidate Handbook is dated March 16, 2021. If you are not seeing this version, please contact CBDM at 800-323-1908 or for assistance.

Scheduling at-a-Glance

*Please refer to the top of this page for updated scheduling information from PSI and CBDM.

Year-Round Computer-Based Testing

  • Over 300 testing centers managed by our examination services provider, PSI
  • Approved individuals can schedule their computer-based exam on the date and at a testing center location of their choice, based on availability

Scheduling Your Exam

  • About 7 to 14 days after receiving CBDM’s notice of eligibility to sit for the exam, PSI sends email notice of process to register for the exam.
  • Must register for exam with PSI either online or by phone at 833.333.4755.
  • List of PSI Test Center addresses and driving directions is available here: Test Centers
  • Registration is on a first-come, first-served bases.
  • Must schedule and take the exam within 90 days of date of PSI’s email being sent
  • There are no transfers, cancellations, or refunds of exam fees.
  • If special accommodations are requested, the Special Examination Accommodations form (downloadable from the Register page) must be submitted 45 days in advance for review and approval by PSI. Refer to the CDM Credentialing Exam Candidate Handbook for more information.

Exam Day Information

  • Report to the Test Center by your scheduled appointment time. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you will not be admitted, will forfeit all fees, and will need to reapply for the exam. All fees apply.
  • Present two forms of approved identification. The primary form must be government-issued, current, and include your photo and signature. Failure to do this is considered a missed appointment. You will forfeit the exam fees and will need to reapply for the exam. All fees apply.
  • If your name on your registration is different than it appears on your identification, you must bring proof of your name change.
  • You may bring a silent, non-programmable, battery-operated calculator with no printing capabilities. It must be approved by PSI.
  • You will be provided pencils and scrap paper. You may not bring your own.
  • You will be allowed three hours (180 minutes) to complete the exam.

Cancellations & Rescheduling

  • Cancelling, showing up late for your appointment or not reporting for your exam, results in the exam fee being forfeited and you needing to reapply for the exam.All fees apply.
  • Rescheduling your exam appointment is allowed ONCE within your 90-day window. Contact PSI at 833.333.4755 by 3:00 pm (CT) at least two business days prior to your scheduled appointment.
  • If an emergency prohibits you from taking your exam as scheduled, contact CBDM immediately ( or 800.323.1908) to determine next steps.