CMMI Institute

Certified CMMI® Associate

Become a Certified CMMI Associate:

The CMMI Associate certification helps individuals committed to excellence in capability improvement achieve professional career growth and advancement.
If you are beginning your journey with CMMI and looking to demonstrate your commitment to capability and performance improvement, earn additional responsibility, and stand out to potential employers, the CMMI Associate certification is right for you.
Certified CMMI Associates are able to:
  • Describe the components of CMMI
  • Use the CMMI model as a tool for improving performance
  • Connect the CMMI model with business value
  • Understand the value of a CMMI appraisal
  • One of the prerequisites to participate as an Appraisal Team Member (ATM) on a Development or Services Appraisal Only

Certification Process

Prerequisites & Requirements

To become a Certified CMMI Associate, you must complete a prerequisite course and pass the CMMI Associate Exam. The training package includes one credit to take the exam at no additional charge. 
  1. Complete a Prerequisite CMMI Training Course

    Successfully complete the Foundations of Capability training course 
  2. Prepare for the CMMI Associate Exam

    Review the following, which will be given to you in the prerequisite training course:

    The Foundations of Capability course includes one credit to take the Certified CMMI Associate Exam. The exam cannot be purchased by itself without first taking one of these courses. Upon passing the prerequisite course, you will receive instructions on how to schedule the CMMI Associate Exam.
  3. Receive and Market Your Certification

    After passing the CMMI Associate Exam, you will earn the role of Certified CMMI Associate. You should market your achievement accordingly by printing your certificate and adding the certification to your email signature or credentials on LinkedIn and other social media pages.

  4. Certification Maintenance

    Your role as a Certified CMMI Associate is valid for three years. Renewing your certification requires retaking the Associate Exam every three years.

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