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​How to Register for an Exam

Once you have selected a course, your next step is to choose when you would like to take your exam. Choosing a testing quarter establishes your exam eligibility and allows you to schedule your exam. Computer-based exams are available at testing centers throughout the United States and Canada and will provide immediate results. Virtual online exams are also offered on a temporary basis, due to the pandemic.

Once you have selected a course, your next step is to choose when you would like to take your exam. Choosing a testing window establishes your exam eligibility and allows you to schedule your exam. Computer-based exams are available at testing centres throughout the United States and Canada and will provide immediate results. Virtual online exams are also offered on a temporary basis, due to the pandemic.

​Exam Process

Ready for your exam? Apply for a CEBS exam and select a testing window.

​Important Testing Center and Virtual Exam Updates

Virtual Online Exam Option for 2020

In response to the pandemic and testing center closures, virtual online testing for CEBS exams will be offered beginning May 27, 2020 through December 31, 2020. This option offers a convenient way to take your exam without traveling to a testing center.

Virtual Exam Registration

  • If you have already purchased your exam and do not have a Prometric center appointment, you will automatically be registered to test virtually in the quarter you selected. 
  • If you have already scheduled an exam appointment at a Prometric testing center, you have two options:
    • Keep your appointment and take your exam in person. You do not need to do anything further and you will test as scheduled at Prometric.
    • Cancel your appointment and take your exam virtually. You must cancel your Prometric appointment and contact our Customer Service Team at (800) 449-2327, option 3 or cebs@ifebp.org to be moved to the virtual exam option. 
  • If you are planning to purchase an exam, you will be able to test virtually in the quarter you select. All exam registrations continue to be available online or through a printable order form.
  • If you have requested Continuing Education credit, please verify with your state that a non-proctored virtual exam will suffice prior to canceling your Prometric appointment.

Virtual Exam Details

  • For detailed information and a video tutorial on the virtual exam platform, visit www.cebs.org/virtualexams.
  • The virtual exam content, format and two-hour time frame are the same as in-person exams administered at testing centers.
  • You will be able to take your non-proctored, virtual exam at any date or time that works for you during your chosen quarter. No appointment is needed. 
  • You will be immediately notified of a pass/fail when you submit your exam answers.
  • Laptop or desktop computer is recommended, using IE 11 or higher, Chrome, Firefox. 


In-Person Exams

If you require special accommodations or if you prefer not to test virtually, you still have the option to complete your 2020 exam at a Prometric testing center based on availability. Please notify the Customer Service team at (800) 449-2327, option 3, or email cebs@ifebp.org if you do not want to take your exam virtually.

For additional information and updates from Prometric, please visit the Prometric website.


In response to the pandemic and testing centre closures, virtual online testing for CEBS exams will be offered beginning May 27, 2020 through December 15, 2020. This option offers a convenient way to take your exam without traveling to a testing centre.

Virtual Exams

  • If you have already purchased your exam and do not have a Prometric centre appointment, you will automatically be registered to test virtually in the quarter you selected. 
  • If you have already scheduled an exam appointment at a Prometric testing centre, you have two options:
    • Keep your appointment and take your exam in person. You do not need to do anything further and you will test as scheduled at Prometric.
    • Cancel your appointment and take your exam virtually. You must cancel your Prometric appointment and contact the CEBS Customer Service Team at (844) 809-2698 or cancebs@ifebp.org to be moved to the virtual exam option. 
  • If you are planning to purchase an exam, you will be able to test virtually in the window you select. All exam registrations continue to be available online or through a printable order form.
    • If you have requested Continuing Education credit, please verify with your province that a non-proctored virtual exam will suffice prior to canceling your Prometric appointment.

    Virtual Exam Details

    • For detailed information and a video tutorial on the virtual exam platform, visit www.cebs.org/virtualexams.
    • The virtual exam content, format and two-hour time frame are the same as in-person exams administered at testing centres.
    • You will be able to take your non-proctored, virtual exam at any date or time that works for you during your chosen window. No appointment is needed. 
    • You will be immediately notified of a pass/fail when you submit your exam answers.
    • Laptop or desktop computer is recommended, using IE 11 or higher, Chrome, Firefox. 


    In-Person Exams


    If you require special accommodations or if you prefer not to test virtually, you still have the option to complete your 2020 exam at a Prometric testing centre or on-site testing centre based on availability. Please notify the Customer Service team at (844) 809-2698, or email cancebs@ifebp.org if you do not want to take your exam virtually.

    For additional information and updates from Prometric, please visit the Prometric website . If you plan to test at an alternate on-site testing centre, check the availability by contacting the centre using the information provided in your exam confirmation letter.

    Continuing Education (CE)

    If you need CE credits and your province requires a proctored exam, you must test at a Prometric testing centre location. Please check your individual province requirements for more details as they are frequently updated.



    CEBS Policies

    Principles of conduct​ are standards of an aspirational and idealistic nature which serve as models of exemplary conduct. In order to support the basic objectives of high levels of competence, performance and ethical conduct, all persons who seek or obtain the CEBS designation are expected to comply with the letter and spirit of the Precertification Standards of Personal and Professional Conduct​ along with these Principles of Conduct. Review exam tips and policies here​.  

    Frequently Asked Questions | Contact Us

    Still looking for more information? Check out CEBS FAQ for further details on curriculum updates.
    Questions about your next step? Give us a call at (800) 449-2327, option 3 or e-mail cebs@ifebp.org.​