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tell the world that you can apply, analyze & evaluate with the ddmrp method

The Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP)™ is a professional endorsement certification offered by the Demand Driven Institute, the global authority for Demand Driven education, training, certification and compliance.  The DDPP™ is earned by an individual who can apply the demand driven concepts, analyze an environment and evaluate an environment using the Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP) methodology.  An individual achieves DDPP™ endorsement by successfully completing a rigorous test.  Upon successful completion of the test an endorsement certificate will be issued and the individual may begin using DDPP in their professional title.  The individual will also be issued an electronic certificate and badge for use with their social media profiles.

Test Instructions

testing Instructions

When you are ready to test follow the detailed instructions below to access the exam.  Allow yourself a few minutes to work through this process and the exam is available immediately after completing the registration process.  You do NOT need to schedule a time and day.  The exam is available on demand.

All exams can be accessed here by clicking on the desired language button to the right.

  1. Obtain a Prolydian account.  Fill in all field marked with *

  2. Your email is your user ID.  If you already have a Prolydian account simply click the desired exam button to the right.  

  3. You will see a confirmation that the account was created successfully.   

  4. All exams are charged in USD.  If you have a coupon code enter the code provided in the box.  Click “Continue”

  5. You can now print a receipt for the exam or launch the exam. 

  6. Click “Start”.  Please note, you do not have to immediately start your test.  Once registration and payment process is complete you can log back in at anytime to start your exam. 

Exam Preparation

Exam preparation

This test should not be taken lightly.  Individuals can prepare for the Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP)™ test through four avenues:

  1. ATTEND a Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™ Program – the official DDPP test prep session.  The Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™ program is designed for planning, purchasing and supply chain personnel responsible for implementing and maintaining a DDMRP implementation.  Designed by the leading global authorities on DDMRP at the Demand Driven Institute, the Demand Driven Planner program is comprised of 13 modules of in-depth DDMRP education.

  2. TAKE - the sample test and watch the video on how to solve the problems to get the right answers on the sample exam.  To gain access to this feature you must have attended the Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™ Program.  Request DDP content access.

  3. WATCH the latest recorded version of the Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™ Program.  If you have attended a previous live or online DDP Program you can access the recording for free.  Request DDP video access.

  4. SELF-STUDY – Individuals can self-study through a number of resources before attempting the test.  Appropriate resources include:

Exam Information & Content

eXam information & Content

The DDPP™ test is built on the more advanced stages of Bloom’s Taxonomy - Apply, Analyze and Evaluate.  The test taker is given 180 minutes (3 hours) to answer 50 questions multiple choice questions selected from the item bank related to specific given scenarios and the below categories.

The DDPP Test has six categories.  Each category has a number of subcategories that questions will be assigned to:

The DDPP™ test is an open book test – notes and references can be used.  We encourage you to have a spreadsheet program ready – it may make some calculations/series of calculations easier to manage.  A calculator feature is included in the testing mechanism.


The test is offered through our testing partner Prolydian.  The testing center relies on the most advanced online testing technology utilized by nearly one thousand organizations around the world across a range of sectors including, business, government, higher education and certification and credentialing bodies.  As the testing center is available 24 hours a day, seven days per week an individual can take the exam at a time and place that is convenient for them.

The test fee is $250 (USD)

Languages Available: English, Spanish, French, Korean, Portuguese,  Italian, Turkish and Russian

1. DDMRP Positioning

  • Positioning Factors

  • Decoupled Lead Time

  • Advanced Positioning

2. Buffer Profiles and Levels

  • Buffer Profile and Part Inputs

  • Buffer Calculation

  • Buffer Projections

3. Dynamic Adjustments

  • Recalculated Adjustments

  • Planned Adjustments

  • Other Adjustments


​4. Demand Driven Planning

  • Net Flow Equation

  • Decoupled Explosion

  • Prioritized Share

5. Demand Driven Execution

  • Buffer Status Alerts

  • Synchronization Alerts

6. DDMRP Analytics

  • Buffer Variance Analysis

  • DDS&OP Projections

DDPP Badge & Certificate

About the DDPP Badge & Certificate

Upon successful completion you will receive an email that contains information about obtaining your electronic badge and certificate.  Please read the email carefully. 

Visit our Endorsement Badge page for more information about electronic badges.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is the exam proctored? No, this exam is at a level such that proctoring is essentially useless.  You will be asked to agree to a statement before starting the exam regarding sharing any insight and information you gain during the test.

  2. What if I fail my first attempt?  If you fail your first attempt at the test you get a second attempt for free, however, you must wait seven days to test again.  You will receive an email with a breakdown of your performance by section.  YOU MUST OBTAIN A NEW coupon code from DDI Admin to use for your second attempt.  To obtain that second code, you must email DDI Admin for a secondary code.

  3. Can I use resources during the test?  Yes.  The test is open book.  We would also encourage you to have a spreadsheet program ready – it may make some calculations/series of calculations easier to manage.  A calculator feature is included in the testing mechanism.

  4. What if I lose connectivity during the test? If connectivity is lost during the exam, please attempt to log back into the exam as soon as it is restored. You may be able to complete the exam. You can contact DDI at

DDPP™ Certificate Maintenance

DDPP™ certificate holders are required to have 20 Continuing Education Units (CEU) every five years in order to maintain their endorsement.  Each CEU is equivalent to 1 hour of “qualified content”. The certification maintenance cost is $30 to cover the administration costs.  A list of qualified content is included below:

  • Attendance of DDI produced webinars

  • Watching available videos on the DDI website

  • Watching available videos through DDI’s ondemand system

  • Watching the latest recording of the Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™ Program

  • Attendance of a Demand Driven World™ Conference

  • Attendance of other DDI educational products (Demand Driven Leader™, Adaptive Enterprise Foundations™, Precisely Wrong Workshop™, etc.)

  • Attendance of DDI Affiliates and event partners (look for the DDPP CEU Qualified Content logo)

  • Attendance of other qualified offerings (look for the DDPP CEU Qualified Content logo)

  • Subsequent achievement of AEFP™, DDOP™, DDLP™, ASTP™, DDSCP™ professional endorsement – 10 points

Renew Your Endorsement

An application for endorsement maintenance must be filled out and submitted to DDI.  A list of qualified content must be itemized as per the application form and signed by the applicant.

Download the endorsement maintenance application

Submit your maintenance application via email

Once you have completed this then the $30 fee can be paid by clicking on the logo below. 

DDPP Certificate Maintenance

Demand Driven Planner (DDP) and Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP) are a trademarks of the Demand Driven Institute.

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