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CTM/CSTM Program

    Certified Technology Manager (CTM/CSTM)

The Certified Technology Manager (CTM) program is based on a broad-based multi-subject exam with a technology management emphasis. Most students in ATMAE accredited four year programs should be properly prepared for this exam. 

Certified Technology Manager (CTM) is the initial certification status awarded to eligible applicants. CTM status is ongoing upon annual dues payments. Reporting of continuing education activity is not required to maintain CTM status; CTM holders may report continuing education activity in order to qualify for Certified Senior Technology Manager (CSTM) status. CTM holders who report 30 PDU may upgrade to CSTM status.

Certified Senior Technology Manager (CSTM) is the higher-level "senior" status and is awarded to:

  • Eligible initial applicants with three years of post-graduate professional experience who have completed 30 PDUs of continuing education activity prior to their initial application for CSTM certification.

Continuing Education is Required for CSTM

  • CSTM certification is renewable every three years and requires 30 PDUs of continuing education activity within each 3-year CSTM period to be eligible for re-certification for another 3-year period.
  • CSTM holders who do not report 30 PDUs at the end of the 3-year certification will lose their CSTM certification.

About the CTM Exam

The CTM Examination can be used for individual certification and for program assessment. The exam is an *open-book, 160-question, multiple choice examination with questions on Leadership/Self-Management, Systems, Processes, Operations, People, Project, Quality, and Risk. (*Examinees are allowed to use printed reference materials (e.g., reference texts) during the exam. However, internet or software-based references are not allowed to be used during the exam. Oversight of this is the responsibility of the exam proctor.) Passage of the exam is determined by a cumulative score on the examination.

Click here to review the CTM Certification and Assessment Study Guide



individuals: Click here to sign up to take the exam as an individual (if you are taking the test as part of a class assessment, speak to your professor for log-in information). Exam fee is $25 per examinee



Schedule a group of individual exams:


Less than 15 Examinees; Exam fee is $25 per examinee  -- Click here 

16-45 Examinees; Exam fee is $20 per examinee  -- Click here

46 or more Examinees; Exam fee is $15 per examinee -- Click Here


APPLY FOR YOUR CERTIFICATION (after passing the exam) :


Certification Fees and Policies

Certification Frequently Asked Questions


Professionals - Click here to apply for the CTM/CSTM Certification

Students - Click here to apply for the CTM/CSTM Certification


Please contact the ATMAE office with questions (919) 635-8335;