Becoming Certified

Accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the Certified Mental Performance Consultant® (CMPC) certification program has developed eligibility requirements to make the application process impartial for all applicants while ensuring professional competence.

 

Each requirement serves to ensure individuals certified by the Certification Council have an acceptable level of knowledge and skills needed to provide applied sport and performance psychology services as defined in the scope of the CMPC® program. The Council acknowledges applied experience and demonstrated knowledge are essential to earning the CMPC® credential.

Certification candidates must meet all eligibility requirements established by the Council at the time of application. Candidates cannot become certified without passing the certification exam. 

Below outlines the pathways that individuals must take to secure certification. Complete details regarding the eligibility requirements for each pathway are outlined in the CMPC Certification Program Candidate Handbook. 

 

Current Professional CSPA Members

 

To become certified follow the following steps: 
 

  1. Complete the application forms for Current CSPA Professional members 

    1. Active* Canadian Sport Psychology Association-Association Canadienne De La Psychologie Du Sport (CSPA-ACPS) Mental Performance Consultant (MPC) Application to Become a CMPC

    2. CSPA-ACPS Active* MPC Verification Form

  2. Save forms as a single PDF and submit to certification@appliedsportpsych.org

  3. Submit application fee ($125 USD) online @ https://www.appliedsportpsych.org/payment

  4. Prepare for completion of CMPC exam. 

  5. Upon receiving approval of application, information to register for the CMPC exam will be provided. Register and complete (and pass) the CMPC exam. 
     

Current Student and Apprentice CSPA Members

 

To become certified follow the following steps:

 

  1. Complete academic and mentorship requirements for certification. 

  2. Complete application forms for Standard Application. 

    1. CMPC Standard Application Form & Record of Mentored Experience Hours Log

    2. Mentorship Verification Form

  3. Save forms as a single PDF and submit to certification@appliedsportpsych.org

  4. Submit application fee ($300 USD) online @ https://www.appliedsportpsych.org/payment

  5. Prepare for completion of CMPC exam. 

  6. Upon receiving approval of application, information to register for the CMPC exam will be provided. Register and complete (and pass) the CMPC exam. 

 

Professionals Who Wish to be CMPC (<10 years post degree & working in a related field)

 

  1. Complete application forms for Standard Application. 

    1. CMPC Standard Application Form & Record of Mentored Experience Hours Log

    2. Mentorship Verification Form

  2. Save forms as a single PDF and submit to certification@appliedsportpsych.org

  3. Submit application fee ($375 USD) online @ https://www.appliedsportpsych.org/payment

  4. Prepare for completion of CMPC exam. 

  5. Upon receiving approval of application, information to register for the CMPC exam will be provided. Register and complete (and pass) the CMPC exam

 

Professionals Who Wish to be CMPC (10+ years post degree & working in a related field)

  1. Complete applications forms for Experienced Practitioner Application

    1. CMPC Experienced Practitioner Application Form

    2. Experienced Practitioner Reference Form

  2. Save forms as a single PDF and submit to certification@appliedsportpsych.org

  3. Submit application fee ($375 USD) online @ https://www.appliedsportpsych.org/payment

  4. Prepare for completion of CMPC exam. 

  5. Upon receiving approval of application, information to register for the CMPC exam will be provided. Register and complete (and pass) the CMPC exam.