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Below is a list of common questions related to the CPDT program and the CPDT examination. 

How often do I have to recertify?

Every CPDT credential holder just recertify with 2.4 CEUs (24 contact hours) every 24 months.

Watch this brief video explaining the changes in recertification and audit procedures.

When is the next exam?

Visit the CPDT Exam link to the left to review upcoming dates and deadlines.

Is the CPDT Exam open book?


Where are the testing centers?

Visit this link to find testing centers in your area. You will choose the location during registration after confirming availabilty.

What books or reference materials are recommended to review?

In addition to the CPDT Study Guide the following books are recommended to review:


If you have any questions about the CPDT program or any related issues please email certification@aspe.org
The CPDT Exam is only held once per year.