How do I apply for the exam?
The application is located at apse.smapply.org
We recommend watching the CESP informational video first, which walks through the application process. The exam application must be submitted, paid for, and any additional documentation requested submitted by the exam application window deadline.
See exam deadline dates are available on the exam opportunities page.
Please note that a candidate is limited to sitting for the exam two times in a 12-month period. This 12-month period begins at the time of their first testing. Candidates who have failed the exam and are seeking to sit for the exam a second time must wait until the next testing window to apply and sit for the exam. This delay supports healthy retesting patterns without undue inconvenience, while also supporting exam security.