How do I apply for the exam?

The application is located at

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. Click to go to the video:

See exam deadline dates are available on the exam opportunities page.

See information about examination eligibility here.

Please note that a candidate is limited to sitting for the exam two times in a 12-month period. 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.

This 12-month period begins on the first day of the testing window of their first testing.

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