We just learned that the scoring for the most recent test session for the CIPM (Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement) has been completed, and the results are that 43% of the 185 individuals who sat for the Expert Level passed. At the Principles level, 51% of 276 candidates passed. Candidates came from 31 countries.
As a long-time supporter of the program, I am pleased with these numbers for a few reasons: first, to see the breadth of countries represented is impressive. Second, the fact that less than 50% passed the expert says that it’s becoming more challenging, which is arguably a good thing. The CIPM reflects a high degree of expertise in our profession, and it should be both comprehensive and rigorous, which it is.
We congratulate those who have achieved the CIPM designation and those who passed the Principles level, and can now move on in the Fall to take the Expert. And, we encourage those who weren’t successful to try again. You may want to avail yourselves of our firm’s preparation courses. John Simpson, CIPM teaches them, and his students always comment very positively about how good they are. In addition, we offer Flash Cards which can also be quite helpful in the preparation process.