Knowledge-based Exam

After taking the exam, candidates will receive a print-out of their knowledge-based score report at the testing center. The print-out will indicate your score in each competency for a cumulative result.

The cumulative score on the knowledge-based exam must be equal to or greater than 80% in order to be eligible for Certified Diversity Executive (CDE)® or Certified Diversity Professional (CDP)® credentials. Please note that the score must be a clear 80.00% as IDC® does not round (e.g., a 78.23% is not a passing score).

Unsuccessful Candidates will be afforded an opportunity to retake the exam at any time. There is no waiting period to retest. However, the Institute for Diversity Certification (IDC)® does recommend that candidates listen to the exam review session prior to retesting. The retest fee is $599 for either credential, and the exam fee will be for a one-time sitting. Contact the Institute for Diversity Certification at 1-800-983-6192 for more information pertaining to scheduling a retake exam and to process your payment for the retest fee of $599.

Certified Diversity Professional (CDP)® and Certified Diversity Executive (CDE)® are Registered Trademarks of the Institute for Diversity Certification (IDC)®, used under license.