CPD Exam

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2018 exam dates and deadlines: 

  • Exam dates are April 5 and 6, 2018 
  • Registration opens December 1, 2017 (register + more info)
  • Registration closes March 22, 2018

CPD Informational Chat

We recently hosted an informational chat about what to expect for the 2018 CPD Exam. Download the slides here.


CPD Exam and Review Webinar Series

To be eligible to take the CPD examination, a candidate must possess:

  • A minimum of four years of experience in a position of responsibility for the design of plumbing systems and possess a baccalaureate degree in a field related to engineering
  • In lieu of an accredited degree, a candidate may substitute up to an additional four years of practical experience in the design of plumbing systems, for a total of eight years, or be granted a credit of one-half year of practical experience for each full year of education in an accredited curriculum related to plumbing engineering

New as of 2015:
The CPD Exam is open book unless otherwise notified. Candidates can bring in up to six (6) reference books into the examination with them. Reference books with notes highlighted or written inside are permitted but loose notes such as extra printed papers or a notebook with written notes are prohibited. Candidates can bring in and use any non-programmable battery operated calculator. Click here to read more from the FAQ section about what is and is not permitted.

Want to know what to study?
ASPE recommends the following materials. If a publication is not in stock reach out to your local chapter's President or Vice President Membership to inquire if any members can lend you their copies.

CPD Examination Fees:
ASPE Members (USA & Canada)  $450  (International) $575
Nonmembers (USA & Canada)  $675    (International) $800

CPD Practice Tests:
You can find the available practices tests online at the third-party website used for exam registration.

Testing Centers:
Click here to find testing centers near you.

For questions related to eligiblity please complete the form online here.
If you have any questions about the CPD program, or any related issues please email certification@aspe.org
The CPD Exam is held once per year in the Spring.