Certified eDiscovery Professional (CeDP)
To be eligible to sit for the CeDP Examination, candidates must complete an application form found in the
Candidate Handbook below:|
1. Provide three professional references.
2. Provide resume or bio including employers’ contact information.
3. Submit a completed application with supporting documentation.
For candidates who hold a J.D., baccalaureate degree, A.A./A.S. degree and/or are employed in the position
of attorney or paralegal:
1. Document at least 12 qualifying credits in eDiscovery, litigation support and closely related fields based on
education, training, professional certifications and professional experience in the field. There is no time limit
associated with when the 12 qualifying credits were accrued.
2. Written confirmation that you received your degree from the appropriate entity of your college or university.
3. Demonstrate at least 3 years of eDiscovery experience.
For candidates who do not hold a baccalaureate degree and/or hold a position in technology, litigation support
or other non-substantive position:
1. Demonstrate at least 4 years of eDiscovery experience.
2. Provide a copy of all certifications or certificates of completion for courses in eDiscovery, litigation support and
closely related fields of study. Education verifications are used to confirm that the candidate has received the
degree and date on which the degree was conferred. Your degree must already be conferred at the time you
submit your online application (i.e. have your diploma in hand).
OLP will accept education verifications in one of the following three forms:
1.Official transcript. (Official transcripts must be sent directly from the university or in an envelope sealed by the
2.Photocopies of diplomas, transcripts, certificates of completion and attendance.
3.Letter from school dean, registrar or program director confirming that degree was conferred. (The letter must
be printed on school/university letterhead and include the letter writer’s title and contact information.)
Payment of this fee is only required for persons taking the CeDP Examination. This non-refundable fee covers
the cost for Pearson Vue to administer the CeDP Examination.
Upon approval of your application and payment of this exam administration fee, you will receive an identification
number that allows you to register for the CeDP exam at any one of over 1,000 Pearson centers worldwide.
Schedule to take your CeDP Examination at a Pearson Vue location on a convenient date and time.
The Certification Exam has been developed and designed with OLP’s strategic partner, Pearson Vue, a
division of Pearson Learning Solutions, the global leader in development of certification exams. Once you
register, you will be given access information to contact Pearson to book your examination date and location.
Register for the day of your choice at any one of 1,000 Pearson worldwide testing centers.
Read more in: eDiscovery Certification Exam CEDP Handbook
CeDP Exam Fee:
CeDP Professional Prep Course:
This course will help you prepare for the CeDP Examination. Covered are all topics tested on the CeDP Examination,
as well as the format and strategies for success.
This is a four hour course and can be repeated for no additional cost. The prep course is not intended to be in-depth
reviews of the examination nor should it be considered as a replacement for the experience and knowledge necessary
for successful performance.
CeDP Exam and Prep Course
A certificate program differs from a certification exam. A certification exam indicates mastery/competency, hands-on
experience and is typically administered by a 3rd party standard-setting organization set through a defensible,
industry-wide process. A certificate program does not constitute certification. It indicates completion of a course.
You cannot be certified by taking a course. You must take the aforementioned certification exam.