CPD Exam

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2017 exam dates and deadlines:

  • Exam dates are April 6 and 7, 2017
  • Registration opened January 4, 2017
  • Registration closed March 24, 2017

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.

CPD Review Manual
An error in Chapter 6 of the 2015 CPD Review Manual was recently found, and the updated chapter can be downloaded here. In the chapter, water supply fixture units (WSFU) were erroneously called drainage fixture units (DFU).

Want to know what to study?
ASPE recommends the following materials:

CPD Examination Fees:
ASPE Members  $375 | Nonmembers  $625

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.