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Resources for Certification

CSPA Webinars that Overview the Certification Process


CMPC Exam Resources


The Essential Guide for Mental Performance Consultants (MPCs) is available for purchase online. The resource, developed in partnership with Human Kinetics, is an interactive web text, complete with video content, check-in exercises, quizzes, and a practice exam aimed at preparing candidates to sit for the CMPC® exam and improving individual’s knowledge of sport psychology and mental performance. 


Certification Exam Reference List is provided as a resource to give certification exam takers ideas about references that they may use to prepare for the exam. This resource is not intended to serve as an exclusive list of references that will help a candidate prepare effectively for the exam, nor is it a guarantee that all information on the exam is contained within these references.  These references and others were used to help write exam questions. 


CSPA-ACPS Study Groups (Free). CSPA-ACPS regional representatives will be hosting study groups over the next two years to assist CSPA Professional members prepare for the CMPC exam.  Any professional member is invited to attend any study group no matter what region the individual resides in.  Please note that the time of day that the study group is scheduled for will be in the time zone of the region that is hosting that study group.


Approved Mentors


The Registry of Approved Mentors is a combined listing of certified and non-certified MPC mentors who are approved by the Certification Council to provide mentorship to candidates related to the certification program’s mentored experience requirement. Candidates should confirm that mentors are listed in the Registry and approved by the Council before beginning their mentored experience; and, ensure their mentors maintain their Registry listing throughout to avoid the risk of accumulated hours not being eligible for credit.

CMPC Mentor Guidelines and Best Practice Recommendations are available here. 


Questions to Ask Potential Mentors

When contacting CMPCs or approved non-certified mentors for potential mentorship, you may want to request the following information:

  • Amount (if any) the mentor would charge you per hour for mentorship services

  • Manner in which the mentor could provide mentorship hours (e.g., face to face, phone, video)

  • Whether you need your own athletes or performers to work with or if the mentor will provide access to a client base

  • The mentor’s experience or special skills, such as working with teams vs. individuals, specialized in working with only one sport or many, level of athletes worked with, and his or her conceptual framework

  • Any additional requirements the mentor has for mentoring certification candidates (e.g., mentee needing liability insurance)


CMPC® Courses

Offered through AASP

Offered outside of AASP and/or CSPA 

Steps to Certification

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