4-Step Path to Becoming a Certified Data Management Professional
4. Get Certified
Earning your Certified Data Management Professional - CDMP® certification is a significant achievement. This credential can help accelerate your career and demonstrate your qualifications to employers, clients, and peers. Initial CDMP certification is for three years, after which all certification holders must meet some simple yearly requirements to keep their certification valid.
The certification maintenance program is for all those who have obtained credentials since 2019.
DAMA International believes in continuous improvement for those who hold the globally respected CDMP certification. All certification holders will need to attest to their continued data management activities and, upon request, provide details on their activities.
The certification maintenance process will require certification holders to pay USD $100 annually for DAMA International membership and CDMP maintenance, and attest their continued participation in data management activities. Whenever there are changes to the form, CDMP holders will need to sign the new DAMA-I code of ethics.
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Professional certification is an indication of knowledge, skills, and experience.
DAMA International has developed the Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP®) designation to provide Data Management professionals with an objective method to demonstrate a significant level of data management knowledge, as well as to enhance their professional and career development.
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DAMA International offers Online Proctored CDMP Exams.
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The certification maintenance program is for all those who have obtained credentials since 2019. Initial CDMP certification is for three years, after which all certification holders must meet some simple yearly requirements to keep their certification valid:
Renew your DAMA-I Membership and CDMP Maintenance fee every year
Renew your DAMA-I Membership and pay your CDMP maintenance fee at the same time using the same credentials used during testing through the DAMA member portal. You will be sent automated email notifications as your expiry nears, and a banner will appear on your screen after you log in with a link to the Individual Central Standard Membership + CDMP Maintenance membership plan for $100 US.
Submit the Data Management Activity Attestation Form every year
DAMA-I believes in continuous improvement for those who hold the globally respected CDMP certification. All Certification holders will need to attest to their continued data management activities and, upon request, provide details on their activities.
Sign the Code of Ethics (CoE)
The CoE demonstrates DAMA's values for professionalism, and affirmation of your accountability to uphold DAMA's standards is required. Check that you have signed the current version. If you are unable to fill out the online form, you may access the PDF version. Please note that by using the PDF, it could cause a delay in your renewal.
Submit Master Experience
Have you passed your Data Management Fundamentals and 2 specialist exams?
Get ready to be certified at the Master level.