CPIA Exams

Exams

Exam Content

Download the CPIA Body of Knowledge/Content Outline, which details the content covered in the CPIA exam, as well as the CPIA Exam References and Resources.

Scheduling Your Exam

The CPIA exam is administered during an established two-week testing period on a daily basis, Monday through Saturday, excluding holidays, by PSI. Apply to take the exam today.

2019 Spring Examination
Exam application deadline: March 1
Exam window: April 12-24
2019 Fall Examination Period
Exam application deadline: August 30
Exam window: October 14-23
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CPIA Handbook

The CPIA Handbook is available to help you prepare for the examination. The handbook lists the topics covered on the examination and provides suggested reference materials that are commonly used in IACUC offices.

Download the CPIA Handbook

CPIA Exam Dates

2019 Spring Testing Period
Application deadline: March 1
Exam window: April 12-24

2019 Fall Testing Period
Application deadline: August 30
Exam window: October 14-23

Contact PSI

Phone: 913.895.4600
Fax: 913.895.4650
Email: info-amp@goamp.com

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2019 Fees

Application fees for the CPIA exam are as follows:

PRIM&R Member $350
Nonmember $475

To obtain the reduced registration rate, PRIM&R members must provide proof of their membership. To do so, please follow these instructions.

Learn more about the benefits of PRIM&R membership.

Preparing for the Exam

Get the help you need.

Network

You can network with other professionals studying to take the exam by joining the CPIA study group on Facebook or the CPIA group on LinkedIn.

Study

The CPIA Handbook is available to help you prepare for the examination. The handbook lists the topics covered on the examination and provides suggested reference materials that are commonly used in IACUC offices.

CPIA Handbook

Webinar

Watch the CPIA Info Session webinar to learn about exam eligibility and exam preparation strategies.

Is It Right For You?

PRIM&R members can watch the Earning the CPIA Credential: Is It Right for You, Right Now? webinar, which was originally broadcast on May 12, 2015, to learn more about exam preparation strategies.

Getting the Results

You will be notified of your exam results by postal mail within four weeks. The report will indicate your overall score as well as your scores on the major areas of the examination. If successful, you will also receive a certificate and pin from the Certified Professionals in IACUC Administration Council.

Reexamination

The Certification Examination for Professionals in IACUC Administration may be taken as often as desired upon the filing of a new application and payment of the exam fee. There is no limit to the number of times the examination may be repeated.