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CDMP Information

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.

If you have questions, please contact cdmp@dama.org

About Certification

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.

Find out more about certification levels and exam information.

About Exams

DAMA International offers Online Proctored CDMP Exams.

Find out about costs, exam types and how to enroll in exams.

CDMP Maintenance

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: 

  • The certification maintenance process will require certification holders to pay USD $100 annually for DAMA International membership and CDMP maintenance
  • 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 
  • All holders of the CDMP will be required to sign the Code of Ethics 

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