CMMI Institute

Certified High Maturity Lead Appraiser Certification

High Maturity organizations use statistical methods and quantitative data to understand risk and predict outcomes based on past performance.  As a result of high maturity practices, these organizations consistently perform beyond their competitors. 

Are you ready to lead appraisal efforts for organizations seeking to achieve CMMI maturity levels 4 or 5? Become an ISACA certified CMMI High Maturity Lead Appraiser.

Certification Process for Advanced Individuals

  1. Meet Qualification Criteria

    Before applying to become a Certified High Maturity Lead Appraiser, you must:

    • Be a current Certified Lead Appraiser in good standing.
    • Present evidence of having led at least 10 registered CMMI appraisals and participated as an Appraisal Team Member on at least 2 High Maturity Benchmark** appraisals.
    • Must have successfully completed the Advancing Organizational Capability: Achieving High Maturity course within the last 5 years.
    *unless V1.3 HMLA application has already been completed and approved.
    **or at least one V1.3 SCAMPI A High Maturity appraisal and one V2.0 High Maturity Benchmark appraisal
  2. Submit the CMMI Lead Appraiser Application Package

    You must submit:

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  3. Review Appraiser Application

    Each application will be reviewed by the ISACA Quality Management team.

    Present evidence of experience working in a high maturity process improvement environment in one of the following two areas:

    • Developing or facilitating high maturity training at an organization
    • Statistical/quantitative management, or modeling & simulation experience in direct support of managing/building products
  4. Pass HMLA Entrance Exam

    After your application has been approved, you will receive instructions to register for the HMLA Entrance Exam.

  5. Schedule and complete HMLA Oral Examination

    After passing the HMLA Entrance examination, you can schedule your HMLA Oral Examination by contacting ISACA.

  6. Receive your Certification

Price Breakdown

Certification Step Fees
HMLA Entrance Exam $400
HMLA Oral Exam $1800

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