CIDPRO exam candidates are encouraged to read the IDPro® Body of Knowledge (BoK) as well as review the Key Terms in preparation for the exam. Additional reference resources are also available . 

An overview of content covered in the CIDPRO exam is available here

After completing the CIDPRO exam registration form, candidates will receive testing details and instructions. All exams are currently being conducted virtually and can be taken anywhere the participant has access to an internet connection and a quiet space. The exam takes approximately three hours to complete.

Participants who successfully pass the exam will receive the CIDPRO professional designation, a global accolade that:


  • Validates personal experience and expertise
  • Increases credibility and employability within the industry through proven vendor-neutral foundational knowledge
  • Demonstrates commitment to the industry

Participants who do not pass are able to retake the exam after a 30 day waiting period.

Download the CIDPRO Justification Letter template and share with your manager.

For more information read the FAQ document or email certification@idpro.org

Mac users – please note that macOS 11.4 (Big Sur) is not supported. These users will have to roll back their macOS to 11.1 in order to use the online exam software (Sentinel), or use a Windows PC.