Strategic Planning Professional (SPP)
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SPP Certification Requirements & Testimonials


Review the following requirements below and take the SPP Self-Assessment to confirm your eligibility!


Credential Title Strategic Planning Professional Level I
Role Works with Executives, Managers, and their Teams
Eligibility Requirements
  • 2 years (minimum) in an internal planning role or as a junior external planning consultant
  • College Graduate or 5 years work experience in strategic planning or related field
Steps to Obtaining Credential
  • Take the SPP Self-Assessment (confirm eligibility and areas of focus)
  • Submit ASP Qualifying Application and pay Application Fee
  • Upon qualification, submit PTC1 Test Center application and pay exam fee
  • Take and pass Exam Level I for SPP
Exam Information
  • 3 hours and 160 questions
  • SMP Exam covers Level II in ASP BOK Framework
    Note: Exam Administered for ASP by PTC1
Application Fee
  • $175 for ASP Members
  • $275 for Non-Members
Exam Fee
  • $450 for ASP Members
  • $600 for Non-Members
    Note: International Test Center Surcharge: $150 - To set up Exam Location outside of US & Canada; Surcharge included in fee when home country not US or Canada.
  • Every three years
  • Submit 50 Contact Hours2
  • Provide 10 potential SPP Exam Questions on Level I competencies
  • Pay Recertification fee

1 ASP contracts with Professional Testing Corporation (PTC), an independent third party testing service.
2 Contact Hours Calculation: 1 CEU = 10 contact hours.
   ASP REP hours are double credit: 1 CEU = 5 REP contact hours.

Is the SPP Certificate Program right for you? Submit a Qualifying Application or Contact Us for more information!

SPP Testimonials

I applied for the Strategic Planning Professional (SPP) exam as a next step in my professional and business development in order to pull together many years of experience and study into one respected certification from ASP. The certification will assist in my future job and career endeavors by giving me the ability to support future employers and clients with the exhaustive body of knowledge gained by study and preparation for this exam.

Beth Nelson, CPHQ, SPP
Wellness Vision, LLC

I live in Honduras (a developing country in Central America) where resources are scarce and socioeconomic problems are colossal. In this kind of circumstances, traditional thinking has limitations to provide real and sustainable solutions to countrywide issues, so a strategic approach and thinking is critical for every action, project and initiative. As an International Cooperation professional, being a member of the ASP (Association for Strategic Planning), has expanded my vision and perspective to provide a more holistic/systemic solution to difficult and challenging problems. I recommend all professionals in any field to complement their expertise and academic background with a strategic certification so they can move to a higher level of performance and success.

Alejandro Paredes Trapero, PhD, PMP, SPP

Sample Certificate

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