Getting the Most Out of the CMT

Users must read the following information before using the CMT to understand the tool's output and get the maximum benefit from it.

Start by selecting an appropriate job title (i.e., by selecting a title that resembles closely the job he or she is currently doing). The CMT supports a three-step process:

  1. Step 1: Self-Assessment
  2. Step 2: Build a Learning Plan
  3. Step 3: Learn, Apply, and Reassess

Once Step 1 is completed, the model provides an Assessment Results report, which displays gaps in those skills where user’s response to the competency level statements is at a level lower than that required for the job.

Please note that most users will discover that they have ‘gaps’ after completing their self-assessment regardless of their years of experience in the job for a variety of reasons. All the jobs in the CMT have been defined very broadly. SPE created the job descriptions acknowledging the significant variations in the job titles and job scopes across the industry.

Users should be aware that if they were to superimpose their own job description on the job description included in the CMT for their role, it might not align perfectly. Even for areas where the roles match exactly, there may be gaps if there are deficiencies in the user’s skills. A gap can also manifest if the user has skills deficiencies in petrotechnical skills, soft skills or business acumen skills included in the CMT job models.


With the gaps identified in the assessment, the user needs to carefully analyze the gaps and select those that are pertinent to his or her current situation. Next comes prioritization of the shortened gap list based on the impact of addressing them in the short, medium and long term.

In Step 2 of the tool, the user must build a Learning Plan based on:

  1. Selecting the skills with gaps and prioritizing them
  2. Selecting the courses or other resources recommended by the tool
  3. Developing a schedule

The tool will provide choices in terms of resources available for addressing the gaps. Since the CMT keeps a record of the training courses, the user has completed and to repeat assessments at various points in the plan, the tool offers an incredible opportunity to SPE members to manage their technical and professional development.

Step 3 is the actual training and application of knowledge gained to close gaps:

  1. Track your training schedule
  2. Add supporting documents and evidence of competence
  3. Reassess