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

Beginning in 2016, the Examination is administered on an ongoing basis using a window of 90 days after approval of the application. Approved candidates must schedule an appointment and take the exam within that 90 day windown 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. Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so make plans soon after you are approved to provide you with the most flexibility. Review the Exam Handbook for more details: Certification Handbook.

For the year 2016, you may apply beginning on:

January 15, 2016

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.