Deadlines and Fees

2017 Application Cycle

Important dates for the 2017 application cycle and testing window are as follows:

December 6, 2016 Online application cycle opens
February 28, 2017 Last day to submit application without late fee assessment
March 21, 2017 Final deadline to apply for 2017 examination
(late fee assessed)
April 10, 2017 Last date to request special accommodations
April 19, 2017 Last date to withdraw from 2017 examination without
penalty of full cancellation fee
April 24, 2017 Last date to schedule examinations
May 19 - June 6, 2017 Examination testing window
August 2017 Score reports and certificates mailed to candidates


The certification examination cost is $1100 and must accompany the application. If you apply after the early application deadline, you will be charged a late fee. The examination fee covers application review, administrative costs, and testing company fees.