Exam Offerings and Application Updates

The CESP Exam Eligibility application is available to applicants to complete at any time. NO more application windows!

Here are the steps...
1. Apply at APSE Apply with all eligibility documentation and be reviewed for a $40 non-refundable application fee.

2. Be deemed Eligible to sit for the examination. You will receive instructions to schedule with Kryterion within 30 days.

3. Pay $159 per examination attempt.
*You have to wait at least 30 days between first and second attempt, and 60 days between second and third attempt.

Access Kryterion Support where there is 24/7 help with scheduling, technology, and examination support. Link: https://kryterion.force.com/support

In-Person Proctored Exams

The CESP examination will continue to be available at in-person testing sites with a new testing partner, Kryterion. The examination will now be available all the time, with certain dates where the exam is unavailable throughout the year (such as when the APSE office is closed).

All testing centers have social-distancing protocols in place and are taking extra measures to ensure cleanliness and safety.

Testing centers will also provide you with a computer, have a reliable internet connection, and will have the software downloaded to the computer.

You must bring a valid form of ID when going to a testing center, such as a driver’s license. Your proctor will explain the procedures of the exam upon your arrival at the testing center.

Offering Online Proctored Exams Now!


Online proctoring (OLP) will be a convenient option for test takers who have space and technology to test from their home or office.

Candidates can also schedule in-person examinations through the Kryterion Testing Network (KRN). Click to find the available sites.

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Check our FAQs or email cesp@apse.org
Or look for the magnifying glass on APSE websites for assistance!

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