Professional Development


Considering becoming a Certified Petroleum Data Analyst (CPDA™) but want to learn more? Join the growing number of CPDAs around the world as they demonstrate their skills and expertise in petroleum data management. Resources available for candidates including helpful links to articles about the CPDA program, our Certification Handbook and the Application details.


Career Resources

The PPDM Association and our volunteers have been working hard to bring you resources that can help you (and your HR teams) define and advance your career through baseline standards for our professional discipline. Common career tools such as petroleum-specific job descriptions or career ladders are not readily available through job search sites, and we lead the effort to provide these resources.

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The PPDM Association supports your career learning through the Professional Development (PD) Catalogue. This online resource identifies PPDM Association and other industry training courses that will help in your quest for knowledge.

PPDM Association courses are valuable to individuals, operators, regulatory agencies, and related service industries to implement an industry standards and best practices approach to data management.

We encourage you to explore our PD Catalogue to find courses relevant to you and your learning needs.

If you are a Training Provider, contact to have your content added to our PD Catalogue.

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