How to Apply

Why Apply?

In today’s complex E&P environment, mistakes in data analysis and management can result in major environmental and human impact with serious, even fatal consequences. The professionalization of petroleum data management will ensure that best practices are shared and upheld within our industry, reducing risk and allowing better decision-making. Your certification as a Petroleum Data Analyst demonstrates to employers, clients, and colleagues your established level of expertise in the petroleum data management domain, and your unique skill set to bring success to data management projects.

Who Can Certify?

The exam has been constructed upon the competencies expected of a petroleum data analyst with 3-5 years of combined education and experience. This requirement was developed recognizing that working as a petroleum data analyst offers experience that simply cannot be gained through coursework and study alone. Review the CPDA™ Handbook for more details.

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 
Administration fees $150.00  $250.00 
CPDATM Exam fees (Invigilation) $250.00  $250.00 
Annual renewal fees  $75.00  $150.00 
Plus applicable taxes

Additional Information

Application Form

Download Application Form


Certification Handbook

Download Certification Handbook


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