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USPEC Certification Examination

USPEC Exam Can Be Taken
Across 183 Countries Today.

About CPEP™ Exam

  • How to Register & Pay Fee

    Register on USPEC website at

  • Duration of a typical Examination

    90 Minutes

  • Location/ venue of Examinations

    All USPEC exams are completely online and digitally proctored. You can take the exam anywhere, even at home or in your office. You'll need your computer ExamStrong™ compliant prior to taking the exam.

  • Mode of Examination


  • Total number of questions in a typical examination


  • Type of Questions

    Multi-choice-Single-answer; Multi-Choice-Multi-answer

  • Standard Qualification benchmark for credential award

    65% correct answers; though awards will actually be decided using an algorithm that accounts into scaling, relative scoring, and degree of difficulty parameters

Ready for the exam? Here’s a checklist before you start!

Register for your CPEP™ Exam +
Schedule your CPEP™ exam +
Review USPEC exam policies +
Run a system check +
Attend and complete your online test+

Exam candidate information guide

The USPEC exam is computer-based and can be taken at any location after an examinee has completed the USPEC-mandated registration of the computer machine on which the exam is to be taken. The device/ machine registration and checks are carried out remotely by ExamStrong™ - the specialist exam management organization. Examinees sponsored by a university/ institution may have the option of taking their exam in a test center especially and exclusively authorized for the university. Records of past exams suggest that examinees checking 65%-70% of their answers correctly generally qualify for the award of CPEP™. However, since a complex multi-variable algorithm is utilized to neutralize geographic performance skewers, the qualifying mark may not always stay pegged precisely between 65%-70%.
The USPEC guide provides all the necessary information for the candidates regarding exam registering for the exam, scheduling, scoring, canceling, reapplying, and many more.

Exam candidate information guide

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CPEP Journey

Check Eligibility Requirements

USPEC mandates you to meet certain educational and work experience requirements to become eligible. Before proceeding, check if you satisfy the minimum eligibility requirements for the CPEP™. It is recommended that you keep this information handy as it will be required while filling up your online application.

Fill Online Application

Once you have satisfied the CPEP™ eligibility requirements, it is time to apply. Start the application process by creating your myUSPEC account. Once you have submitted the online application and made a successful payment of the fee, you will immediately receive an acknowledgement response email with instructions for the next step in the assessment process.


An internal check is conducted to validate your credentials against the prescribed candidacy prerequisites for earning the CPEP.

Learning Resources

Post your payment confirmation, you will receive your unit of the learning resources containing reading and learning material at the address you have registered with us. Normal delivery timeframe is three to four weeks.


USPEC earmarks a 120-day immersion period for CPEP™ registrants to help them build their conceptual foundations in Private Equity. You can schedule your exam any time after the 120-days immersion period is over. In fact, you also get an additional 245-days to plan and take your exam. Before taking the exam, you must complete two assignments as prescribed by the USPEC assessment policy in its multi-stage evaluation process.

Assignment CPE1 Solution Submission on PE Deal Design & Execution 75
Assignment CPE2 Solution Submission on PE Fund Management 75
USPEC Exam - CPEX1921 Final 90 Minutes Online Exam (50 Multiple Choice questions of 3 marks each) 150

*You can submit your assignments anytime within 365 days from the date of payment.


If you qualify the exam and meet other conditions, you are awarded the CPEP Charter Credential and the Digital Badge is immediately issued to you. You can expect the shipment of the physical credential pack to reach you within three to four weeks from the date of the award of Charter.

USPEC Exam Policies

The USPEC exam policies support the objectives of the CPEP™ certification program. Get familiar with the following specific exam policies before taking the exam.

  • Policies For Examinees
    Policies For Examinees

    USPEC practices stringent exam polices to maintain the sanctity and credibility of the exams.

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  • Examinee Testing Policies
    Examinee Testing Policies

    USPEC monitors the exam scoring/scheduling/cancelation of the exams using advanced algorithms.

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  • Examinee ID Policy
    Examinee ID Policy

    USPEC follows a strong identification policy to maintain academic honesty and test integrity.

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  • Audit Policy

    USPEC audits the select application forms as per the rules and guidelines mentioned in the site.

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  • Exam Development
    Exam Development

    USPEC exam development process maintains a high standard and meets the industry’s expectation.

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  • Exam Security
    Exam Security

    USPEC ensures high integrity of exam content and fairness for all its candidates during the exam.

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