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Certification Program Candidate Handbook and Professional Standards

The Certified Mental Performance Consultant® (CMPC) Certification Program Candidate Handbook provides detailed information for candidates interested in becoming certified and subsequently maintaining their certification. The handbook includes the following sections:

  • How to Apply for Certification 

  • Preparing for the Examination

  • Taking the Exam Onsite or Online

  • After the Exam

  • Complaints and Disciplinary Actions

  • Maintaining Your Certification

  • Code of Ethics


Professional Liability Insurance


CSPA has partnered with Mitchell & Abbott to provide a liability insurance program for current CSPA member CMPCs residing in Canada. Please note that candidates who are on track to get their certification will not be eligible for individual coverage until they are fully certified. CMPCs who are not professional members of CSPA will not be eligible for this insurance program.


Why Should CMPCs Have Professional Liability Insurance?

Professional liability insurance is mandated by many sport organizations/contexts in Canada. It is the best way for you as a CMPC® to protect your career and personal assets. Professional liability insurance will protect you from liability should any claims be made by clients or organizations to whom you are providing services. Being insured provides an essential layer of protection. 


Liability insurance is renewed each year on November 1st.  


Code of Ethics 


CMPC® who are professional members of the CSPA-ACPS Certified Mental Performance Consultants will abide by two codes of conduct: (1) CSPA Code of Ethics and Professional Standards,  and (2) the AASP Code of Ethics. Professional CSPA members are required to sign attestation to follow CSPA Code of Ethics and Professional Standards upon obtaining membership. Applicants for the CMPC® cCertification are required to sign attestation to follow the AASP Code of Ethics. 


CSPA Ethical Principles and Standards (EN) (FR)

ASSP Ethical Principles and Standards

Steps to Certification

Are you a current CSPA Professional member?

Are you a currently applying for certification?


Are you planning on becoming certified?

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