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Please note that while current candidates will be able to complete their exams in November 2020, ASP will not be accepting new applications to the certification program through to the end of 2020 and interested candidates should watch the website for information on applying for the 2021 cycle.

Please click here if you would like to be notified when the certification application cycle is opening again.


ASP has a two-part application process that includes a review of a Qualifying Application followed by processing of a  Professional Testing Corporation (PTC) Test Center application.

The Qualifying Application consists of the following, and only complete Qualifying Applications are to be submitted:

  • Case Study (Section 7): up to 1000 words following a set format, required for SMP Level II and for SPP Level I.
  • Professional References (Section 8): both contact information for named references and the actual letters: 3 for SMP and 2 for SPP
  • Career Bio (Section 9): Current professional resume, career bio, curriculum vitae or other description of professional education and experience, especially that related to strategy work
To be eligible to take an exam in the upcoming testing period:
  • For accurate document management, the email's subject line AND all attached documents should include your full name and the name of the item.
  • Applications that do not qualify for the requested exam level on a first review are eligible for one rewrite and re-review at no additional fee.
  • Qualifying Applications arriving after the established deadline become eligible for the following testing period.


Please note! 

This exam contains college level English and strategy jargon. If English is NOT the language of business in your country, be aware that successful performance requires superior business English proficiency.

Only Applicants whom ASP notifies as approved Exam Candidates will receive a PTC Test Center Application form (a two-page scannable document). This form is not otherwise available.
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