Announcement: The CPDA™ exam is now available On-Demand. Candidates can choose their exam date and time based on personal preferences and work demands. For more information visit the Certification Handbook.


The Certified Petroleum Data Analyst (CPDA™) credential is awarded to those who qualify, based on a combination of criteria including education, experience, and test-based evaluation/examination of professional level knowledge in essential areas of petroleum data analysis. The CPDA™ certification validates to employers, clients and colleagues that a CPDA™ certified professional possesses the data management knowledge, experience and skills to enable success in petroleum data management.

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

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.