Examination Fees

Initial Certification: $350.00
Renewal of Certification: $250.00
Lapsed 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 2013, the Certification Examination Windows are:

Spring Examination Window: May - June, 2013
Deadline* for either completion of on-line application or postmark for paper application:
March 15, 2013

Fall Examination Window: November - December, 2013
Deadline* for either completion of on-line application or postmark for paper application:
September 15, 2013

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

For the year 2014, the Certification Examination Windows are:

Spring Examination Window: May - June, 2014
Deadline* for either completion of on-line application or postmark for paper application:
March 15, 2014

Fall Examination Window: November - December, 2014
Deadline* for either completion of on-line application or postmark for paper application:
September 15, 2014

*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).

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