Examination Fees

Initial Certification: $350.00
Renewal of Certification: $250.00
Expired Certification: $350.00

The application fee includes a $100 non-refundable processing fee. Refer to a current Certification Handbook (Certification Handbook) for information on fee policies.

Examination Windows

The Examination is administered twice a year, in the spring and fall, during which approved candidates will be able to schedule appointments to take the examination on a date of their choosing. Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP), NCBDE’s professional testing agency, has multiple testing locations across the country where the Examination can be taken (see Assessment Center Locations below); trained proctors will be available to assist with the process.

For the year 2015, the Certification Examination Windows are:

Spring Examination Window: May - June, 2015
Deadline* for either completion of on-line application or postmark for paper application:
March 15, 2015

Fall Examination Window: November - December, 2015
Deadline* for either completion of on-line application or postmark for paper application:
September 15, 2015

*Opening day for application submission:
Spring window - January 15
Fall window - July 15

Assessment Center Locations

AMP Assessment Centers have been selected to provide accessibility for the most candidates in all states and major metropolitan areas. AMP Assessment Centers are typically located in H&R Block Premium Center locations. A current listing of AMP Assessment Centers, including addresses and driving directions, may be viewed at AMP's website located at http://www.goamp.com. Specific address information will be provided when a candidate schedules an examination appointment.

Obtain an Application for the Certification Examination

Click here for information on obtaining the Certification Handbook (and Application).

Click here for an informational brochure for the current year's examinations.

Duplicate Score Report

Score reports are available directly from Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP), NCBDE's testing agency, for a period of 12 months from the date of the exam administration. A fee of $25 is required with each request for a duplicate score report. This fee is paid directly to AMP. Please contact AMP for additional information: info@goamp.com or 913-895-4600.

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