About the CCXP

About the CCXP Certification

The Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP) program provides professional recognition of individuals with high levels of knowledge of the customer experience discipline. Until the CXPA established this credential, there was no industry-wide, standardized avenue for CX practitioners to demonstrate their expertise and accomplishments, and no formal credentials that showcased an individual’s standing in the industry. As a non-profit, independent association, the CXPA is well-positioned to grant the CCXP as a recognized, admired independent professional credential.

CCXP Candidate Handbook

Everything about becoming a CCXP is contained in the CCXP Candidate Handbook CCXP Candidate Handbook – it’s your guide to navigating the CCXP certification process.

The Benefits of Becoming CCXP

Practitioner and Employer Benefits of the CCXP


  • Validates credibility and expertise
  • Provides a framework for advancement
  • Increases marketability
  • Demonstrates commitment to continuous improvement

Exam Information

Exam Details

The certification exams are completed at designated locations that have monitored test facilities or by way of remote proctor in the comfort of your home or office. The content in the 100 question computer-based exam covers the following core competencies that the CXPA has identified as required knowledge for CCXP candidates:

  • Customer Insights and Understanding
  • Customer Experience Strategy
  • Metrics, Measurements, and ROI
  • Design, Implementation, and Innovation
  • Culture and Accountability


If you have three years of full-time CX-specific work experience demonstrating engagement across CX framework competency areas as well as a post-secondary degree (or a high school diploma or equivalent and five years of work experience that include three years of CX-specific work experience), you may be eligible to take the exam. Review the eligibility requirements to get all the details.


The non-refundable CCXP certification application fee ($150), which is included in the certification exam fee, must be submitted with the application. Certification fees are:

  • CXPA Member: $495 (USD)
  • Non-Member of the CXPA: $645 (USD)
  • CCXP application, exam fee + one year of individual membership: $720 (USD)

Certification Process

There are three phases to CCXP certification:

Program Application and Acceptance
During the application and acceptance phase, candidates learn about the CCXP program and consider their readiness to meet the education, experience and examination qualifications. Those who believe their experience satisfies the criteria may apply and have CXPA representatives evaluate their candidacy. Applicants need to meet both the education and experience requirements before taking the certification exam. View these requirements »

Exam Registration and Successful Completion of Exam
Once accepted into the CCXP program, candidates register to take the computer-based exam through Prometric/ISO-Quality Testing, Inc. (IQT), which has nearly 900 testing sites worldwide. Candidates who pass the exam will not receive exam scores at the conclusion of the exam in line with best credentialing practices and will be awarded the CCXP credential. View detailed information about registering and sitting for the exam »

CCXP Credential Use and Maintenance
CCXPs maintain their status for two years from the award date of the credential and may use the CCXP descriptors and brand marks during this tenure. To maintain an active certification status, the CCXP credential requires ongoing professional development of 20 hours through activities such as CX-related conferences, training events, or contributions to the CXPA. Learn more about using and maintaining CCXP credentials on the Maintain Your CCXP page.

Testing Locations

ATTENTION: SMT/ISO Quality Testing (also known as Prometric) continues to assess the developments associated with the spread of the COVID-19 virus in countries around the world. We review daily the status of ordinances from local, state, federal, and country-specific jurisdictions, as well as revised guidance from health policy organizations such as the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Please click HERE for the latest updates on testing centers in the US, Canada, and around the world.

We use services of ISO Quality Testing/Prometric to provide CCXP exam administration at testing sites across the world.  Please review the testing location options here.


ISO-Quality Testing, Inc (SMT)/Prometric

Link: http://www.isoqualitytesting.com/locations.aspx

  1. Please click on the link listed above.
  2. Once on the new page, select your Country.
  3. If a State is required, choose your State and a list of cities will appear where centers are located.
  4. If a list does not appear, then there are no centers located in your area. If you have viewed the Prometric list and found no locations there, please contact us. 

New! Secured Remote Proctored Online Testing

Link: https://www.cxpa.org/exam-resources329

Learn more about this opportunity and the requirements for it here.


The Customer Experience Professionals Association created the CCXP program for the rapidly growing field of customer experience. The association brings together like-minded professionals focused on advancing the practice of customer experience management and creating career growth by establishing customer experience management as a recognized and admired professional discipline.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Networking – in-person and online with colleagues around the world
  • Access to research, education and tools not available anywhere else
  • Career development resources
  • Discounts on leading events and research

Learn more about the Customer Experience Professionals Association and their mission to enhance the growing field of customer experience management.


Page updated February 2023