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Newly Revised CTEP Program Now Available!

ITEA administers, manages, and awards the Certified Test and Evaluation Professional (CTEP) credential which provides significant benefits to T&E professionals, organizations, and their customers. T&E subject-matter experts (SMEs) have been involved in the development of this credential. These SMEs—T&E executives, managers, supervisors, individual contributors, and technicians—have come from a diverse cross-section of the T&E profession, representing industry, government, academia, laboratories, ranges, weapon systems, information technology, transportation, electronic communications, consumer electronics, and more.

Purpose of the CTEP credential

The CTEP credentials are designed to:

  • Recognize individuals who demonstrate:
    • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (KSAs): They meet the minimum level of competency in the requisite KSAs that have been identified by T&E subject-matter experts (SMEs).
    • COMMITMENT to maintain currency in the
    • DEDICATION to advancing the T&E Community
  • Develop and promote common standards, principles, procedures, processes, and terms for the T&E profession.
  • Support professional development and education to enhance the KSAs of T&E

Offering Two Levels of Certification:

Foundational certification will be awarded to candidates with a Baccalaureate Degree and 1 year of relevant T&E work (or equivalent) and successfully pass the Foundational exam.

Practitioner certification will be awarded to candidates with a Baccalaureate Degree and 3 years of relevant T&E work experience (or equivalent) and successfully pass the Practitioner exam.

The Board of Examiners identified 4 domains and all questions fall under at least one of these areas:

Domain I:  Test and Evaluation Planning

Domain II:  T&E Design

Domain III:  Test and Evaluation Execution

Domain IV:  Test Data Analysis, Evaluation and Reporting

CTEP Application and Fees (Please request these forms by emailing

CTEP Application – $50 ITEA Member ($150 Non-Member) 
CTEP Examination – $250 ITEA Member ($400 Non-Member)- presently we are handling this manually please contact us.
CTEP Examination (Retake) – $150
CTEP Recertification – $150

The CTEP credential is becoming a “preferred” requirement in many test engineer job postings.  If your company is interested in learning more, contact us.

Studying for the Exam:

CTEP Handbook  The CTEP handbook has a list of reference materials used by the BOE while creating the exam questions.

ITEA is offering Courses that are aligned to the 4 domains listed above.  These courses are offered through our preferred vendors and offered in a variety of formats.  To learn more,visit or contact us directly.