Application Process

Before taking the online CMSP Exam, you must first submit an online application. You can download a PDF version of the application form here to fill out and submit via email to Carol Dwyer at

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Application Requirements

In order to apply for the CMSP Certification Program, your education and work experience must equal one of the following required combinations:

  • Associate Degree and Eight Years of Work Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree and Six Years of Work Experience
  • Master’s Degree and Five Years of Work Experience
  • Doctorate and Three Years of Work Experience

Assuming you meet the education and work experience requirements, you may continue with your application by submitting the rest of the required materials:

  • CMSP application form
  • $250 application fee
  • A copy of your current resume
  • Three professional letters of recommendation

Please note: The professional letters of recommendation should be written by previous or current supervisors, colleagues, or professors. The letters should be submitted via email to Carol Dwyer at with the subject line "CMSP Recommendation Letter for ____." Please complete the subject line with your first and last name. Letters of recommendation must also include a signature or electronic signature. You may collect all three letters to submit them all together and at one time.

The letters of recommendation do not need to be overly long or formal but should detail the length and nature of the recommender’s relationship with the applicant as well as provide details about the applicant’s technical skills, knowledge, ethics, work products, and so on. The letters should also state endorsement of the applicant’s suitability for the Certified Modeling & Simulation Professional (CMSP) designation.

Application Review

When your completed application form, application fee, resume, and letters of recommendation have all been received, your CMSP application package will be assigned to two members of the Certification Board for review. As long as you meet the requirements, you can expect your application to be approved within one to two weeks. Once you are approved, you will receive an email with instructions for taking the online CMSP Exam.


Contact Carol Dwyer at or (703) 247-9471.