Upcoming CPDA™ Exams

Nov 4, 2020

> Sep. 23, Application Deadline


Join the growing number of CPDA’s around the world as they demonstrate their skills and expertise in petroleum data management. Considering earning your CPDA™ but want to learn more? This page contains a variety of resources for candidates including helpful links to articles about the CPDA™ program, our Certification Handbook, as well as application details. For questions, contact certification@ppdm.org.

Recent Updates

  • The Certification Committee has been busy over the last months and were able to finalize some exciting items that they would like to share with you.
  • Credential Maintenance is a critical part of the Certification process. It ensures that the Certified Petroleum Data Analyst (CPDA) competencies stay relevant and up-to-date, demonstrates learning and engagement activities, and validates growth as a practitioner. To support these regular reporting activities of CPDAs, an enhanced electronic tracking form has been developed by a practicing CPDA, with additional testing by others in the community. On behalf of PPDM and the Certification Committee, we would like to express a large Thank You to Jennifer Weir for initiating and driving this effort to make everyone’s data capture and storage of their CPDA Credential Maintenance more positive.
  • The Certification website has been updated to provide additional navigation and Enhanced Resources to support both the emerging CPDA’s and our longstanding CPDA community.
  • As you begin to think about your next professional development steps and do some forward planning, we encourage you to consider about the upcoming CPDA Exam sitting. We recommend that you get your application in well before the deadline of September 23rd for the November 4th exam sitting. This will give you lots of time to review the competencies between your beach reads.

Certified Petroleum Data Analyst

In order to meet the petroleum industry’s need for recognition of the unique competencies of data management professionals, PPDM Association has established the global Certified Petroleum Data Analyst (CPDATM) certification exam. 

The CPDATM designation is a globally recognized achievement, unique to the petroleum data management industry. Certification demonstrates to employers, clients, and colleagues that a CPDATM professional possesses data management knowledge, experience, and skills to navigate the unique challenges of data management specific to the exploration & production industry.