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ISMPP Certification Testing

Take your exam from home. Simply choose 'Online at my home or office' when presented with exam options. Learn more about OnVUE.

Coordinated through Professional Testing (PTI)

The International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) is increasing its leadership role in establishing professional standards and promoting adherence through the provision of a formal, voluntary, professional certification examination to become a Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP).

CMPP Credential

The CMPP credential denotes a level of knowledge, experience, and professional responsibility required to effectively plan, develop, and implement a medical publications program. Further, the CMPP credentialing effort demonstrates ISMPP’s commitment to the medical publication planning profession, and its commitment to providing the public and the professional and lay media with reassurance that the industry is striving toward achieving best practices that ensure scientific and professional integrity in medical publication.

Application information

Before scheduling an examination appointment, you must meet all requirements, complete the ISMPP application, pay the designated fee and receive an authorization-to-test email. For additional information, visit the ISMPP website or contact Danita Sutton at ISMPP by email at or via phone 1-888-252-7904.

All requests for testing accommodations should be made through ISMPP during the application process. If you have already been approved to test by ISMPP and would like to add accommodations to your exam authorization, please contact ISMPP at

Get certified from your home or office

Take your exam conveniently from home through OnVUE online proctoring. A live proctor will monitor you through the webcam on your workstation to provide a secure exam experience.

Watch the short video on the online proctoring page to see how convenient it is to test from home. Be sure to run a system test and review technical requirements along with policies and procedures via the “Additional information” drop downs.

Examination Appointment

Schedule, reschedule or cancel online

You must create a Pearson VUE web account (click on the Create account button above). When creating your web account, use the same First and Last names and 20-character candidate (PTI ID) number as noted in your authorization-to-test email. For issues with your Pearson VUE username or password, the quickest way to reach a customer service agent is via LET’s CHAT.

If your exam registration First or Last name does not match your photo ID, please email for assistance.

After successfully scheduling, Pearson VUE will send a confirmation email listing your examination date and time, the test center address, along with important policies for your review and information. Confirmation emails are sent for every schedule, reschedule and cancellation of examination appointments. If you do not receive a confirmation email, Sign In with your Pearson VUE web account and verify the status of your examination appointment, as you may not have completed all of the necessary steps.


Pearson VUE demo test / training tutorial

This computer-based demo test provides the opportunity for you to learn how to navigate your way through a Pearson VUE examination.

Last updated 2023-06-08