The Certified Professional Exam

Demonstrate your information management knowledge and expertise by passing the CIP exam. 

The Certified Information Professional (CIP) designation affirms mastery of the core body of knowledge needed for success in the digital economy. In order to receive the CIP designation, candidates must pass a rigorous, proctored, 100-question exam. Candidates have two (2) hours to pass the exam; a score of 60.0% is required to achieve a passing score. The exam is closed-book; candidates are not allowed to use any study or reference materials including their own notes. 

The CIP exam covers these domains:

Domain Weight
Creating and capturing information 20%
Organizing and categorizing information 20%
Governing information 16%
Automating information-intensive processes 10%
Managing the information lifecycle 20%
Implementing an IM Solution 14%


The full exam outline can be found here.

Candidates have two options for taking the proctored exam. The exam cost is the same regardless of which option is selected. A photo ID is required for both options. 

Option 1: Kryterion Test Center. Option 2: Online proctoring.
Candidates can schedule an exam at any Kryterion test center that is convenient to them. Candidates select their preferred exam location and then the date and time for that location.

On their scheduled test date, candidates will check in at the test location with the proctor who will oversee their exam and ensure they comply with all exam requirements.

Candidates can schedule an online proctored exam. On their scheduled test date and time, candidates will log into the Kryterion online proctoring network and the online proctor will confirm that they meet the technical and exam requirements to take the exam online.

You must be able to comply with Kryterion's strict technical requirements to be able to take the online proctored exam.


Kryterion's technical requirements for online proctored exams can be found here. 

Upon completion of the exam, candidates will immediately receive their exam results. Candidates who achieve a passing score will receive an email with instructions on how to access the logo and personalized certificate. 


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