How To Earn Your Certification
- Learn about the exam. Review the topics you need to know to pass the PCM® Marketing Management exam.
- Evaluate your skills. Take the free practice exam to assess your current marketing management skillset and identify areas of improvement.
- Study. You can study for the exam in any way you choose but we recommend Marshall and Johnston’s Marketing Management (3rd Edition).
- Take the exam. The online test is made up of 150 multiple-choice questions and can take up to three hours to complete.
- Promote and maintain your certification. Passing the PCM® exam is a big accomplishment. Share the news and make sure to keep your certification up-to-date.
While there are no eligibility requirements at this time, we find that PCM® candidates have more success if they have the following minimum level of education or experience:
- Bachelor’s degree and four years of professional marketing experience
- Master’s degree and two years of professional marketing experience
- 7 years of professional marketing experience
The test is given online and is made up of multiple-choice questions. You’ll have three hours to complete it.
To pass, you must receive an overall score of 80% or higher and it is not required that you achieve a specific score in each domain. You will receive your scores immediately after completing the exam, including a breakdown by domain.
Your registration for the exam will include three exam attempts that must be completed within one year of registration. If you are unsuccessful in passing the exam, you must wait a minimum of 15 days between exam attempts.
If you’ve already passed the PCM® exam, you can learn more about logging your CEUs here.