Prove your expertise with a
CCDM certification

Our Certified Clinical Data Manager (CCDM®) program is dedicated to setting a standard of excellence in clinical data management. The program is tailored to identify credible, trained, qualified, and committed professionals in Clinical Data Management (CDM). It offers a real-world benchmark for organizations seeking top talent in the industry.


Why choose to pursue the CCDM® Certification?

  • Professional Recognition: Potential promotion or increased responsibility.
  • Personal Satisfaction: Validation of CDM knowledge and skillset, along with recognition by peers.
  • Organizational Recognition: Job postings may specify CCDM preferred or required.
  • Industry-Wide Acceptance: Growth of CDM industry and breadth of offerings.
  • Expanded SCDM volunteer opportunities: CCDM is a prerequisite for participation in development of some continuing education volunteer participation as well as a gateway to CCDS.

Criteria you need to meet
to take the CCDM exam

There are specific criteria you’ll need to meet in order
to sit the exam. Below are the core elements, with our handy downloadable PDF for all the details.

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher and 2+ years full-time CDM experience
  • Associate’s degree and 3+ years full-time CDM experience
  • 4+ years full-time CDM experience
  • Part-time work experience equal to or surpassing full-time equivalent in the above criteria

A wealth of knowledge to get you prepared for the exam

The Good Clinical Data Management Practices (GCDMP) manual serves as the foundation for exam preparation and presents a comprehensive understanding of the field. In addition, you can choose from hundreds of resources available on the SCDM Learning Hub, including online webinars, courses and on-demand conference presentations.


A fair pricing structure

As SDCM is an global community, we understand there are differences in economies depending on where you are in the world. And so, we’ve created a pricing structure based on three country income levels.

High Income Country

Exam $250 $325
Retake Exam $225 $300
Renew CEUs $95 $150

Upper Middle Income Country

Exam $200 $250
Retake Exam $175 $225
Renew CEUs $80 $95

Low Income & Lower Country

Exam $125 $200
Retake Exam $100 $175
Renew CEUs $60 $90

A simple and easy
application process

When you feel you’re prepared and ready to take the exam, you’ll need to create an account and schedule an exam. Click on the link to get started.

  • Go to SCDM Exam Platform
  • Create an account
  • Submit your application
  • Schedule your exam

We’ll send you an application confirmation

After 14 days you’ll get an approval/denial email with access to the platform to schedule your exam. This needs to be done within 90 days.

Schedule exam using your Prolydian account

Log into the system and go to the Your Exams area. Click the Schedule button and follow the steps. If you miss your exam, you have 24 hours to book a new date.

What to expect on the day of your exam

You’ll have 3.5 hours to take the test. You can take breaks during the test, but the clock won’t be stopped. The exam will be supervised live by our partner Prolydian.


How to renew your
CCDM® certification

Your CCDM® Certification is valid for 3 years and when
the time comes, you’ll need to renew it by completing a
renewal form. By doing so, it reaffirms your commitment
and skillset within clinical data management.


Everything you need to know
in one handy guide

You will have a few questions about the exam and our Exam Guide has all the answers. What to do before the exam, after it, what happens if you don’t pass, review of test results and more.

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SCDM acknowledges organizations dedicated to quality Clinical Data Management and CCDM® credentialing.

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