Exam Cost and Registration Fees

Passing the exam marks true mastery of the curriculum and is the most important task required to earn the CDS charter. On average, candidates report investing over 300 hours of study in advance of successfully passing each level.
Just 30% of all exam takers achieve the charter

Exam Structure

150 multiple choice questions

Exam Length

3 Hours

Question Format

Multiple choice questions

Exam Results Availability

Within 60 days of taking the exam

Pass Rate


Review Exam Costs and Registration Fees

Registration costs is a one time fee to appear for the exam only once. Please note, that with your registration for CDS exam you also receive a 1 year membership of ADaSci.

All fees must be paid in US dollars. The fees is non refundable once paid.

Form a Plan with Our Exam Readiness Checklist

Months Prior to the Exam

Address the items below several months before your first exam:

Weeks Prior to the Exam

Consider these tasks during the weeks leading up to your exam:

The Day of the Exam

Have the following things ready to go on exam day:

  • Review all testing policies
  • Confirm your valid id card
  • Print your exam admission ticket
  • Check for testing conditions

  • Select a quiet, well lit room
  • Select comfortable clothing for exam day
  • Plan your food
  • Make sure your computer have high speed internet and a working camera

  • Check you computer again for high speed internet and camera
  • Check if you have required software installed on your computer
  • Make sure you are in quiet place and have no intervention or connection with anyone else
  • Keep your phone away from you at all times

Understanding Your Results

Exams are graded as either “pass” or “did not pass,” along with detailed performance feedback.

On average, 30% people who appear for the exam get the charter.

Take the Next Step in Your Career

Ready to earn a charter and join the ranks of elite data scientists? Follow the below link to register for the exam.

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