How to Apply


In order to successfully complete the examination and maintain the CPDA designation, Candidates should have a minimum five (5) years of oil and gas data management experience. Applicants may come from a variety of backgrounds (e.g. technical, analytical, numerical, or scientific background).

Candidates are expected to review the certification handbook.

Candidates are required to submit a minimum of two (2) to a maximum of five (5) professional references, who can verify their work experience as it relates to petroleum data analysis.

Application Process

Additional Information

Application Form

Download Application Form


Certification Handbook

Download Certification Handbook

Examination Fees

Candidates are required to pay CPDATM Examination fees (invigilation) and the PPDM Member or Non-member administration fee. These fees have been separated to accommodate any candidate who may be required to re-sit the CPDATM Examination.

After the candidate, has successfully passed the CPDATM Examination they will move to an annual renewal fee schedule. All fees outside of Canada are in USD.

Certification Fee Schedule PPDM Member  Non-Member 
Application Fees Administration fees $150.00  $250.00 
CPDATM Exam fees (Invigilation) $250.00  $250.00 
Credential Maintenance Fees Annual renewal fees  $75.00  $150.00 
  Plus applicable taxes