Examination Application and Scheduling

Eligibility Application Process

Registration for an exam session is open to all employment support professionals who meet the eligibility criteria.

Certification candidates must submit their Eligibility Application and be approved before taking the CESP™ examination.

The application will request eligibility documentation (see more on our "Qualify" page) and payment ($199 per examination attempt).

The testing windows are the dates during which the exams are administered. You must apply for the desired testing window during the corresponding application window.

Testing WindowApplication Window
April 1-12, 2019February 25-March 25, 2019
June 3-14, 2019April 29-May 27th, 2019
August 5-16, 2019July 1-29, 2019
October 7-18, 2019September 2-30, 2019
December 2-13, 2019October 28-November 25, 2019

Scheduling Your Examination

Use the link below to plan your test schedule. The available test dates and time are displayed in real-time.

Candidates that are approved during the eligibility review process will receive instructions to schedule your examination. 

Test center availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. APSE and PSI do not guarantee the availability of your preferred testing date and time.

Accommodation Requests

If you are a candidate looking to request an accommodation, the form is included in the application when you apply for the exam. The ESPCC has information about the accommodation request process located on the FAQ page. Click here to be taken to the Accommodation Information page.

Eligibility Review Process

Once your application has been submitted, the review timeline is followed. See below for more information.

StageNext Steps
Application SubmittedOnce you have submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email through your APSE Apply Survey Monkey account.
Initial Review by ESPCC for EligibilityYou will receive notice of your eligibility via email within 3 business days of successful application submission.
Application is PendingShould your application be marked pending, you have required action that is due by the application deadline. Please visit this page for more information for next steps if your application is marked pending.
Receive "Approved" Notice via emailIf approved*, candidates will receive a scheduling email from testing vendor PSI within 3 business days of approval. This email will include all scheduling links and instructions. When registering, pick the location, day, and time most convenient for you.

If you have been approved by the ESPCC but have not received the scheduling email or if the name on the scheduling email does not exactly match the name on your government-issued identification, contact us before the application window closes (cesp@apse.org).

For frequently asked questions, visit our FAQ page.

*Approved candidates are those who meet the eligibility requirements, complete the candidate application, and pay the $199 examination fee by the application deadline.

Recertifying by Examination

Current CESP™ certified professionals are not required to provide proof of eligibility at the time of application, provided your examination will occur before the grace period (end of the month after your expiration date).

After that time, applicants would need to provide documentation required to show candidate eligibility.

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